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Torrance, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2008
Robert J. Margolis, MD, CEO of HealthCare Partners LLC, a healthcare provider with operations in California, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, headquartered in Torrance, California was honored by the Legacy Society of the California Hospital Medical Center Foundation on Thursday, Oct. 2, for his philanthropic leadership and support of the hospital.
Dr. Margolis — a long-time member and past chair of California Hospital Medical Center's Community and Foundation Boards — received the Legacy Society's Lantern of Hope Award for his role as a volunteer fundraiser for the hospital and healthcare provider.
Bruce Greenfield, MD, chief of staff at California Hospital Medical Center, presented the award to Dr. Margolis at the foundation's 15th Annual Legacy Celebration, held in the Keck Auditorium on the hospital's campus. He referred to Dr. Margolis as a “respected healthcare provider and leader for his thoughtful vision and understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare marketplace.”
Dr. Greenfield commended Dr. Margolis on his 20 years' experience in the managed care industry and his efforts on behalf of the California Hospital Medical Center. “In 2007, Dr. Margolis and his wife, Lisa, made a significant multi-year commitment in support of the When Seconds Count capital campaign for the trauma and emergency services department expansion project,” Dr. Greenfield said. “In his role as a volunteer fundraiser for the hospital, Dr. Margolis understands the importance of leading by example.”
Dr. Margolis was one of three individuals honored that evening by the Legacy Society for their philanthropic activities on behalf of the hospital. The other two honorees were Patricia Britt, RN, director of Pediatrics and Couplet Care at California Hospital, and Judy Caddies, longtime member and past president of the hospital's Auxiliary.
Dr. Margolis was a founding partner and the managing partner of California Primary Physicians Medical Group, one of the organizations from which HealthCare Partners was formed. Under Dr. Margolis' leadership, HealthCare Partners has become a highly respected and innovative physician-owned and operated healthcare provider and medical group as well as an Independent Physician Association (IPA) and Management Services Organization (MSO). Dr. Margolis currently serves as chairman of the Board of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and as a member of the Executive Management School Advisory Committee, UCLA School of Public Health. He is immediate past Chairman of the board of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) and the California Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Margolis is Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, and while practicing medicine, was an active member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Duke University Medical School and served a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.
About HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group and HealthCare Partners, LLC (HCP):
HCP is a premier healthcare provider that manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks nationally in its pursuit of excellent quality healthcare delivered in a dignified and compassionate manner. HCP operates HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group (California), JSA Healthcare Corporation (Florida, Nevada, and Utah), The Camden Group (national consulting firm), and HealthCare Partners Institute. A leader in multispecialty integrated and coordinated care delivery, HCP's medical groups and affiliated physicians care for more than 742,000 patients, including more than 141,000 Medicare Advantage members nationally.
HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group (HCPAMG) has earned awards for clinical excellence and patient satisfaction from the Integrated Healthcare Association, and has been recognized by health plans and business groups for medical leadership, the high quality of medical care delivered, operational effectiveness, and high rates of patient satisfaction. HCPAMG employs 500+ primary healthcare providers and specialty physicians who provide healthcare for patients in Los Angeles County and north Orange County, California, through 47 neighborhood offices, that include five urgent care centers, three medical spas, an ambulatory surgery center, and an on-site office at a large employer. HCP's network of affiliated physicians, with the addition of PA, represents over 600 affiliated primary care physicians in hundreds of Greater Los Angeles area locations.
In 2006 HealthCare Partners, LLC acquired JSA Healthcare Corporation, one of the leading healthcare provider organizations in Central Florida, which owns and operates 27 primary care clinics with 46 primary care and specialty physicians, has eight pharmacies, and manages an affiliated physician network with 70 physicians in 44Tampa Bay and Orlando area locations.
Nevada and Utah operations include Summit Medical Group and affiliated physicians who have 89 locations with 233 physicians, P5 Health Plan Solutions (third party administration and medical management), Lexon Medical Resources (medical billing and practice management consulting) and File Management Services (file management and archive records storage).
For more information, visit http://www.healthcarepartners.com.
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HCA Announces Agreements to Acquire Two Texas Hospitals from Community Health Systems | Business Wire
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HCA (NYSE: HCA), which operates 171 hospitals, 119 freestanding surgery
centers, and numerous other outpatient centers in 20 states and the
United Kingdom, today announced agreements to acquire two Texas
hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems.
The two hospitals are Tomball Regional Medical Center, a 350-bed
hospital in the Houston area, and South Texas Regional Medical Center, a
67-bed hospital in Jourdanton, Texas, south of San Antonio. HCA has a
strong presence in both areas. South Texas Regional Medical Center will
be acquired through HCA’s partnership with Methodist Healthcare
“Tomball Regional and South Texas Regional will fit in nicely with our
provider systems in both Houston and San Antonio,” said Sam Hazen,
president and chief operating officer of HCA. “The addition of these two
hospitals will enhance our ability to meet the medical needs in both
areas and improve patient access to our provider networks.”
In San Antonio, HCA co-owns Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio,
Ltd., L.L.P., in a partnership with Methodist Healthcare Ministries. It
includes eight hospitals and two freestanding ERs. In Houston, HCA has a
comprehensive network of 10 hospitals, eight surgery centers, and two
The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to
close in the summer of 2017.
Nashville-based HCA is one of the nation’s leading providers of
healthcare services, operating 171 locally managed hospitals and 119
freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With
its founding in 1968, HCA created a new model for hospital care in the
United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver
patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA has
conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated
that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of
babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce
bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA is a learning
healthcare system that uses its more than 27 million annual patient
encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the federal securities laws, which involve risks and
uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements that do not
relate solely to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements
can be identified by the use of words like “may,” “believe,” “will,”
“expect,” “project,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “initiative” or
“continue.” These forward-looking statements are based on our current
plans and expectations and are subject to a number of known and unknown
uncertainties and risks, many of which are beyond our control, which
could significantly affect current plans and expectations and our future
financial position and results of operations. These factors include, but
are not limited to, the ability to consummate and realize the benefits
of the proposed acquisition as well as the risk factors described in our
annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and our
other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of the
factors that will determine our future results are beyond our ability to
control or predict. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent
in the forward-looking statements contained herein, readers should not
place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect
management’s views only as of the date hereof. We undertake no
obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to
make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
All references to “Company” and “HCA” as used throughout this
document refer to HCA Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.
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JERSEY CITY, N.J.–()–In an effort to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare in
one of the nation’s most densely populated counties, CarePoint Health
launched today. This new healthcare system unites three area hospitals
and offers fully coordinated, patient-focused care through a seamless
integration of medical facilities, physician networks and insurance
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CarePoint Health brings under one umbrella Bayonne Medical Center,
Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center.
CarePoint Health also operates its own insurance plans that are designed
to be more affordable while offering patients a choice of doctors,
specialties and hospitals.
“CarePoint Health is the future of American healthcare, providing
coordinated, quality care to address the health and wellness needs of
Hudson County,” said Spencer Baretz, CarePoint Health’s spokesman. “By
bringing together the resources of three great hospitals and the area’s
leading physicians, we can offer patients what we call ‘360 degrees of
care’ from the hospital to the doctor’s office to the patient’s home.
Using new models of delivery, including new technologies, we can ensure
that patients are treated in a fully collaborative fashion with
exceptional, personalized outcomes.”
CarePoint Health will benefit from an extensive network of hundreds of
physicians who will be both hospital-based and community-based. Because
those doctors will be part of a system that is integrated with the
insurers, they will be able to provide patients with the best care
possible. Additionally, CarePoint Health will place extra emphasis on
preventive care and patient education.
“Our goal is to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital,” said
Baretz. “We also want to reduce the cost of healthcare in Hudson County.
Creating our own insurance plans and integrating our hospitals and
healthcare services helps us do that.”
Currently, CarePoint Health offers two insurance plans: CarePoint
Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan, and CarePoint Guardian, an
institutional special needs plan. Additional insurance plans are
expected to be introduced shortly.
As part of this long-term investment in Hudson County’s healthcare,
CarePoint Health also has established the CarePoint Health Foundation, a
non-profit organization created to benefit the communities served by
Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical
Center. The CarePoint Health Foundation aims to strengthen access for
uninsured and underinsured members of the community through outreach
programs related to health, wellness, prevention and education. It will
also focus on mental health community resources and access to health
CarePoint Health has launched the CarePoint Family Health Centers for
uninsured and underinsured patients to receive medical services and
evaluations by physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as laboratory
studies, imaging studies and medications. The centers, which have been
operating for several months, see more than 650 patients per month and
have shown a 30-percent reduction in avoidable admissions and emergency
room visits to date.
CarePoint Health plans to expand the Family Health Centers to more
locations in order to give the uninsured and underinsured population
access to the preventive healthcare necessary to maintain better health
and reduce the rate of hospitalizations and emergency care—one of
CarePoint Health’s core objectives.
In an effort to reduce readmissions for all, CarePoint Health has also
launched a high-risk patient management program to promote preventive
care for Hudson County residents at a higher risk of readmission to the
hospital. As a part of this program, CarePoint assigns case managers and
nurse practitioners to each patient to effectively monitor care and
ensure they participate in preventive care services necessary to keep
them healthier and out of the hospital.
This patient-centered approach is a significant investment in population
health management and supports CarePoint Health’s overall commitment to
making Hudson County healthier.
ABOUT CAREPOINT HEALTH:
CarePoint Health is a fully integrated healthcare system in Hudson
County, N.J., that focuses on medical treatment, preventative medicine
and healthcare education through the coordinated efforts of quality
hospitals, leading physicians and health insurance plans. CarePoint
Health, which was launched in May 2013, includes a network of more than
1,000 physicians and three hospitals: Bayonne Medical Center, Christ
Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center. It also
operates CarePoint Health Plans, The CarePoint Health Foundation, The
CarePoint Health Research Institute, and The CarePoint Health School of
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Kindred Healthcare and Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines Announce Plans for Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital | Business Wire
LOUISVILLE, Ky. & DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred”) (NYSE:KND) today announced that it
has signed a definitive agreement with Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
to create a joint venture to construct and operate a 50-bed inpatient
rehabilitation hospital in Clive, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines. The
project has received Certificate of Need approval from the Iowa State
Health Facilities Council. This will be the first freestanding inpatient
rehabilitation hospital in the state of Iowa.
Kindred will manage the day-to-day operations of the new hospital.
Subject to several regulatory and other approvals, Kindred expects the
hospital to open by the second quarter of 2018. The new hospital will
care for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological
disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord and other long-term
illnesses or injuries. In the Des Moines area, Kindred currently
provides home health and hospice services.
“We look forward to partnering with Mercy Medical Center to build and
operate a facility that will address the growing need for inpatient
rehabilitation services in the Des Moines area,” said Jason Zachariah,
President of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred
Healthcare. “Kindred is proud to create a quality-focused partnership
with a leading Midwest healthcare system and excited to broaden our
post-acute care offerings in the area. We expect this collaborative
effort, like other Kindred partnerships across the country, to deliver
the kind of excellent patient care that helps our inpatient
rehabilitation business outperform peers in key clinical measures.”
“Development of this new inpatient rehabilitation hospital will serve a
growing need in the community and region we serve with our network of
hospitals,” said Bob Ritz, Mercy – Des Moines President. “We believe
there is an increasing demand for quality inpatient rehabilitation
services and, as our population continues to age, this need will only
continue to grow. We are very proud to be partnering with Kindred – a
leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation services nationwide – to
provide improved access to this level of care with superior outcomes for
patients, families, physicians and caregivers.”
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-90 private employer in the United
States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in
Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion(1).
At June 30, 2016, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately
101,800 employees providing healthcare services in 2,684 locations in 46
states, including 97 transitional care hospitals, 19 inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals, 92 nursing centers, 19 sub-acute units, 617
Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of
service, 105 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and
contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,735
non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s
Most Admired Healthcare Companies for seven years, Kindred’s mission is
to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for
each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and
shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com.
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Revenues based upon Kindred consolidated revenues for the twelve
months ended June 30, 2016.
Foundation for Health Excellence Awards $1 Million Grant to Care Alliance’s Central Neighborhood Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
The Center for Health Affairs, through its Foundation for Health Excellence, announced yesterday that it will award $1 million in grant funding to support the capital and operating needs of Care Alliance’s Central Neighborhood Clinic. The grant was made possible through the support of The Center’s member hospitals and health systems: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals Health System, The MetroHealth System, Sisters of Charity Health System, Lake Health, Mercy Regional Medical Center and Southwest General Medical Center.
“The Northeast Ohio hospital community, including University Hospitals, has always supported endeavors that improve the health of the community,” said Tom Zenty, CEO, University Hospitals. “Expansion of Care Alliance’s Central Neighborhood Clinic will expand primary care to thousands of people who need it and will most certainly have a positive impact on community health.”
The new two-story health clinic, slated to open in May 2015, will serve Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, which today has the highest concentration of public housing in Northeast Ohio and limited access to primary care services. At full capacity, the 30,000-square-foot clinic will enable Care Alliance to expand comprehensive health services including medical, dental, behavioral health and other support services to 13,000 underserved Clevelanders each year.
“We applaud The Center for Health Affairs Foundation for Health Excellence for its financial support for the construction of Care Alliance’s Central Neighborhood Clinic,” said Terrence Kessler, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. “Increasing access to primary, dental and behavioral health care, as well as revitalizing this neighborhood, are all causes we at the Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland wholeheartedly engage in and support.”
“Care Alliance’s Central Neighborhood Clinic will offer the continuous, comprehensive care that will change people’s health habits,” explained Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO of The MetroHealth System. “Instead of resorting to episodic care, residents will have a medical home where they can seek ongoing care leading to better long-term health.”
Care Alliance, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is an integral member of the healthcare safety net and aims to provide high-quality, comprehensive medical and dental care, patient advocacy and related services to people who need them the most, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to offering healthcare and supportive services to individuals experiencing homelessness, Care Alliance serves people living in and around public housing and those living with HIV/AIDS.
“Primary care is the key to community health improvement,” said Bill Ryan, president and CEO of The Center for Health Affairs. “We are proud of our role in helping Care Alliance expand to the Central Neighborhood.”
About The Center for Health Affairs
As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center for Health Affairs provides members with vital services and resources aimed at enhancing the region’s healthcare community. The Center delivers on this goal by focusing its efforts on areas that benefit from a regional approach: Healthcare Workforce; Emergency Preparedness; Public Policy & Advocacy; Finance & Reimbursement; and Community Initiatives. With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As leaders, we continuously scan the periphery, looking for opportunities to enhance the region’s workforce, better prepare our hospitals for an emergency, and increase the region’s wage index. And because of our business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, we have the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to our members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 38 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. For more, visit chanet.org.
About Care Alliance
Care Alliance is a nonprofit, federally funded health center dedicated to serving the needs of homeless, public housing and uninsured residents of Cuyahoga County. In 2013, Care Alliance served more than 10,000 people, 59% of whom were homeless, through 34,000 visits. Intensive outreach efforts and strong partnerships with other agencies allow Care Alliance to deliver medical care to people on the fringes of society. What began in 1985 as Cleveland’s “Health Care for the Homeless” program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has grown to encompass primary medical care, comprehensive dental care and supportive services to address chronic homelessness and poverty in Cleveland. Through strategic partnerships with other safety net agencies, and through the support of foundations, corporations and residents of the community, Care Alliance continues to be a medical home for those who may not have a home. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, the organization is able to offer services to patients of all ages on a sliding fee scale based on income.
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 7, 2005–Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) announced today that Steven W. Ortquist has been named the company’s senior vice president, ethics and compliance/chief compliance officer, a newly combined position, effective Aug. 1, 2005.
Ortquist, 43, will report directly to the Quality, Compliance and Ethics committee of Tenet’s board of directors. He will report administratively to Trevor Fetter, Tenet’s president and chief executive officer. He joins Tenet from his position as vice president, ethics and compliance/chief compliance officer at Banner Health, a Phoenix-based not-for-profit operator of 21 acute care hospitals and other health care services in eight western states.
As chief compliance officer, Ortquist will succeed Cheryl Wagonhurst, who chose not to relocate when Tenet moved its headquarters from Santa Barbara, Calif. to Dallas earlier this year. He also will succeed T. Dennis Jorgensen, who retired as Tenet’s chief ethics officer in April.
“We have no higher priority at Tenet than to rebuild this company on a solid foundation of ethics and compliance,” Fetter said. “We have worked diligently over the past two and a half years to create a model ethics and compliance program in the health care industry. I am delighted that we will now benefit from Steve Ortquist’s vision, integrity and leadership as we continue to enhance those efforts.”
Ortquist said, “I am impressed by all the work that has been done since 2002 to build first-rate ethics and compliance programs at Tenet. I look forward to helping Tenet make its ethics and compliance programs even more effective in the months and years ahead.”
Since joining Banner in 2001, Ortquist was responsible for developing and implementing a system-wide compliance program, including the supervision of 30 facility-based compliance officers throughout its 21 hospitals and other operations. He also developed a code of conduct, company-wide compliance policies and training programs for Banner’s 28,000 employees.
In 1999-2001, Ortquist was director of corporate compliance and assistant chief compliance officer at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. In that role, Ortquist was instrumental in developing a corporate compliance program for Rush, a nationally recognized academic medical center and health care system. He also led an internal inquiry and self-disclosure of Medicare billing irregularities at Rush. That effort, which averted almost-certain enforcement action by the federal government, has since been heralded as a model for handling health care internal compliance efforts.
Ortquist has a law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. He has been certified in health care compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board.
Over the past two and a half years, Tenet has substantially improved its ethics and compliance efforts. Among other things, it has:
— Significantly enhanced and broadened the focus of its internal compliance efforts by creating a separate compliance department staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of in-house experts, including clinicians, accountants and lawyers.
— Named a chief compliance officer separate from the general counsel who reports directly to Tenet’s board of directors.
— Installed a hospital-based compliance officer in every one of its facilities.
— Installed a regional compliance officer in each of its four regions.
— Revamped all of its compliance, policies and procedures and training to guide and direct Tenet’s compliance with all laws, rules and regulations relating to coding and health information management, and patient privacy and security, EMTALA, fraud and abuse and all other areas governing its role as a provider of quality health care.
— Created “system based” auditing, tracking and monitoring processes to ensure compliance.
— Engaged a former top official in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to act as special adviser to its compliance department.
— Reinvented and significantly broadened its long-standing employee ethics program that includes mandatory annual ethics training for every Tenet employee, including its board of directors and senior executives, as well as its ethics hotline and other ethics efforts.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and related health care services. Tenet’s hospitals aim to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through their doors, with a clear focus on quality and service. Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at www.tenethealth.com.
Some of the statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on our current expectations and could be affected by numerous factors and are subject to various risks and uncertainties discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2004, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and periodic reports on Form 8-K. Do not rely on any forward-looking statement, as we cannot predict or control many of the factors that ultimately may affect our ability to achieve the results estimated. We make no promise to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of changes in underlying factors, new information, future events or otherwise.
(NOTE TO EDITORS: A digital photograph of Steven W. Ortquist is available by email on request. Please contact Carolyn Travis in Tenet’s Corporate Communications Department at 469.893.6770.)
OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the first time in the East Bay, six hospitals are partnering to
improve care for frequent Emergency Room (ER) patients. With the
implementation of the PreManage ED system, all six hospitals are now
alerted when a frequent patient registers at any one of their ERs. Care
providers can then respond quickly, in real-time, to ensure patients
receive top-quality, consistent care in the appropriate setting.
This unique joint effort between Sutter
Health and Alameda
Health System provides a secure, portable health record and care
plan for each patient. It is the first data sharing initiative among
Northern California hospitals with a common goal of coordinating care
for frequent ER patients. The hospitals include Alta Bates Summit
Medical Center in Oakland and Berkeley, Sutter Delta Medical Center in
Antioch and Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, Highland Hospital in
Oakland and San Leandro Hospital in San Leandro. Funding for the
implementation of PreManage ED includes philanthropic investment from
Sutter Health’s nonprofit foundation, Better
Health East Bay, and the California
Health Care Foundation.
Nearly 40 percent of all ER visits in California can be classified as
non-urgent and treatable in a primary care setting or avoidable with
appropriate, timely care. These patients often rely on more than one
hospital in a region and visit an ER up to three times per week to get
basic care needs met.
“This historic partnership for care coordination within emergency
services furthers our vision to promote wellness, eliminate disparities
and optimize the health of our diverse communities,” said Delvecchio
Finley, chief executive officer, Alameda Health System. “While too many
barriers to optimal care remain in our communities, the initial gains
through this initiative serve as evidence for the benefits to
patient-centered care made possible by collaboration.”
ED, an interoperable software communication tool developed by Collective
Medical Technologies, has been implemented at Alta Bates Summit’s
Berkeley and Oakland campuses since mid-March and at Highland Hospital
since late April. San Leandro Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center and
Eden Medical Center came online in May and June respectively. Already
the system is generating significant opportunities for care
collaboration by identifying frequent users of the emergency room
including shared patients among the partner hospitals.
Since implementing PreManage ED in March, Alta Bates Summit Medical
Center registered 16,119 individual patients on the system, with nearly
10 percent of those patients having had 6 or more emergency room visits
in the past twelve months. Approximately 2,000 of the total patients
registered had also visited Highland Hospital’s emergency room since
Highland joined PreManage ED in April. Of those patients, 36 percent had
6 or more emergency room visits in the prior 12 months.
“By implementing PreManage ED throughout our hospitals, we are leading a
huge culture shift in how health care is delivered, putting the patient
squarely at the center of care,” said Arthur Sorrell, MD, physician
informaticist and chair of the Sutter Emergency Department Leadership
Council. “This tool will help us break down organizational silos and
share information seamlessly across health care providers. Collaborative
partnerships like this are a major step forward to benefiting our
emergency teams and shared patients.”
With the high cost and high use of emergency departments for non-urgent
care visits in the U.S. escalating to upwards of $38 billion annually,
PreManage ED has been successfully implemented by nearly all hospitals
in Washington and Oregon. As a result, hospitals in those states have
experienced better care outcomes at lower costs, including a 10 percent
drop in Medicaid-related utilization, in part through reductions in
visits by frequent utilizers with five or more visits.
“Patients are already experiencing the benefits of a coordinated
approach to care,” said David English, MD, associate chief medical
information officer and Highland Hospital ED physician. “Continuity of
care is critical to long-term wellness and chronic disease management.
PreManage ED is a win-win – patients benefit from a more cohesive
experience and providers can improve care based on shared knowledge
which contributes to better outcomes.”
“We are proud to support this collaboration and to know that through
innovative public/private partnerships such as this, we can make a
positive impact on the future health and well-being of our communities,
said Keith Carson, District 5 Supervisor.
About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California
cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and
other healthcare service providers share resources and expertise to
advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network
includes many of California’s top-performing, highest-quality physician
organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare
Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac
care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and
advanced patient-safety technology. Sutter Health cares for more than 3
million people in 100 Northern California communities.
Health East Bay is the Sutter Health philanthropic foundation
funding the implementation of the initial rollout of PreManage ED in the
East Bay. In 2014, BHEB launched Sutter Health’s East Bay partnership
Camden Coalition of Health Providers, the national leader in health
care hotspotting and collaborative care modeling.
For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health network
About Alameda Health System
Alameda Health System is a leading public health care provider and
medical training institution recognized for its world-class patient- and
family-centered care. As one of Alameda County’s largest employers,
Alameda Health System provides more than 4,500 jobs and is home to more
than 1,100 physicians across nine facilities, including Alameda
Hospital, Highland Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, John George
Psychiatric Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, and a network of
community-based wellness centers. Alameda Health System is committed to
promoting wellness and optimizing the health of the community through
its mission of caring, healing, teaching and serving all.
About Collective Medical Technologies
Collective Medical Technologies, Inc. (CMT) is a Salt Lake City-based
health technology company which helps providers and payers to take
better care of their patients. Using real-time notifications and
collaborative care planning tools, CMT closes the provider communication
gaps that undermine patient care. Whenever a patient visits a hospital
or other care setting and may be at risk of an adverse outcome, CMT’s
tools immediately assess that risk, notify the most appropriate
providers to engage, and enable provider-to-provider coordination using
high-value insights and a patient-specific plan of care. The result is a
network of physicians, nurses, care coordinators, and others who
collaborate to collectively deliver better, more cost-effective patient
care. CMT is endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians
and is trusted by thousands of providers caring for millions of patients
spanning emergency departments, hospitals, clinics, health plans, ACOs,
EMS, and post-acute care. Learn more at www.collectivemedicaltech.com.
Vizient, Inc. Presents the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award to 27 Top-performing Academic Medical Centers and Community Hospitals | Business Wire
Inc. today announced 27 winners of the 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD,
Quality Leadership Award. The award is given annually to academic
medical center and community hospital members that have demonstrated
superior performance as measured by Vizient’s Quality and Accountability
The award was posthumously renamed in 2015 to honor Bernard “Bernie”
Birnbaum, MD, a noted health care leader and former member of the
University HealthSystem Consortium’s board of directors. Dr. Birnbaum
served as senior vice president, vice dean and chief of hospital
operations for NYU Langone Medical Center.
The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given to
academic medical centers and community hospital members that demonstrate
excellence in delivering high-quality care based on mortality, safety,
efficiency, effectiveness, patient centeredness and equity. These top
organizations consistently demonstrate a shared sense of purpose,
hands-on leadership style, vertical and horizontal accountability, a
focus on results and interdisciplinary collaboration.
This year, more than 100 academic medical centers and 124 community
hospitals were included in the study, which reviewed performance data
from a variety of sources, including Vizient’s Clinical Data Base, core
measures data, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers
and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
The academic medical center winners for 2016 are:
University of Utah Health Care
NYU Langone Medical Center
Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
WVU Medicine West Virginia University Hospitals
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Health System
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
University of Michigan Health System
University of Vermont Medical Center
The community hospital winners for 2016 are:
Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center
Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Parkland Health Center
Vidant Duplin Hospital
Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital
UCHealth—Poudre Valley Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital
Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe
Methodist West Houston Hospital
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
“Vizient is proud to continue a tradition started by University
HealthSystem Consortium of honoring top- performing academic medical
centers with the Quality Leadership Award and to extend this recognition
to qualifying community hospitals,” said Jody Hatcher, president,
sourcing and collaboration services. “This year’s winners all
demonstrate a successful leadership style, a shared sense of purpose, a
focus on results, and a culture of collaboration, accountability and
adaptability; attributes that are necessary to succeed during this time
of unrelenting change in our industry. Congratulations to each winning
The awards were presented during the Vizient
Clinical Connections Summit held September 28-30 in Dallas. The
event drew more than 2,200 attendees which included health care
professionals from 350 member hospitals and health systems.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance
improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven
solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to
improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient serves a diverse
membership and customer base which includes academic medical centers,
pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery
networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $100
billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity
represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem
Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as the recently
acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM)
segment, which includes Sg2. In 2016, Vizient received a World’s Most
Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient
headquarters is based in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and
other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com
as well as our newsroom,
pages for more information about the company.
First National Biannual COPD Conference for Researchers, Healthcare Professionals Coming to the U.S. | Business Wire
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Originally hosted in Europe on even calendar years, the COPD Conference
series for researchers and healthcare professionals is coming to the
U.S. for the first time. The COPD
Foundation is hosting the COPD7USA Conference, named after the
seventh COPD Conference held last summer in the U.K. COPD7USA
will be held on December 3rd and 4th at the
Crystal City Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal
City, VA 22202.
“Our patient community needs new therapies, an improved relationship
with their providers, and a better quality of life” says John W. Walsh,
president and co-founder of the COPD Foundation. “This conference series
has proven to be an invaluable resource for experts across the world to
help the patient community with their needs, and for this reason, we are
proud to be hosting it in the States for the first time.”
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the world’s
largest healthcare concerns and its threat continues to worsen each
year. An estimated 24 million Americans live with COPD, and 210 million
World-leading researchers in the field will be present to give talks on
the building blocks of COPD research, challenges in treatment, best
practices for proper diagnosis and management of the disease,
characterizing phenotypes, and addressing comorbidities.
According to a 2006 survey sponsored by the COPD Foundation and National
Institutes of Health, almost half of men and women diagnosed with COPD
(48 percent and 46 percent respectively) reported having between six and
ten comorbidities. In a report released in December 2010 by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COPD is listed as the third
leading cause of death in the U.S. and the fourth leading cause of death
in the world.
“We look forward to bringing the success of our biannual conference to
the U.S. for the first time this December,” says Robert Stockley, MD,
Professor of Medicine at the University Hospital in Birmingham, U.K. “At
this conference, healthcare professionals will learn about the different
approaches to treatment, challenges in diagnosis, managing comorbid
conditions, and the future of COPD care.”
The COPD Foundation has partnered with the University of Nebraska
Medical Center to provide continuing education credits to several
different categories of healthcare providers. This live activity has
been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The University of
Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education
is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists will be
applied for through the American Association for Respiratory Care.
For additional information or to register for COPD7USA, visit the
conference website at http://www.copdconferencesusa.org.
The COPD7USA Conference is being held in conjunction with the Second
National COPD Conference, hosted by the U.S.
COPD Coalition. This conference, being held on December 2nd
and 3rd at the same location, is focused on assessing the
progress that has been made in the COPD community since the first ever
National COPD Conference was held in 2003. Attendees of both conferences
will participate in a joint session the morning of the overlapping day
where they will discuss the global burden of COPD and the perspectives
of various public health and research agencies on how to reduce that
burden. More information about the Second National COPD Conference can
be found on the U.S. COPD Coalition’s website at http://www.uscopdcoalition.org.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause
of death in the U.S. and the only chronic disease growing in mortality.
It affects approximately 24 million Americans but only 12 million are
diagnosed. COPD includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and adult onset
(refractory) asthma. Symptoms include breathlessness, wheezing, and
chronic coughing. Visit http://www.copdfoundation.org
or call 1-866-316-COPD (2673).