Health System Updates

Geisinger

KeyHIE is Progressing Toward a Statewide Patient Data Hub | EHR Intelligence | 3/24/2020

… Will HIEs Play for Amidst the ONC Interoperability Rule? “Our philosophy is put the patient in the center and that the patient’s the most important thing,” Kimberly Chaundy, MBA, senior director of operations at Geisinger Health System, which runs KeyHIE, said in an interview with EHRIntelligence . “We have to make sure that no matter who’s treating that patient, the physician or the clinician is getting access to the data no …

Nuvance Health

Coronavirus, March 19: 11 notes from physicians, hospitals | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/19/2020

… in Amsterdam have suspended most testing for the novel coronavirus due to testing supply shortages, The Daily Gazette reported. The organizations are reserving testing for the sickest patients until they have more supplies. 3. Nuvance Health , a seven-hospital system in Hudson Valley, N.Y., and western Connecticut, has furloughed 200 staff over COVID-19 exposure, the News-Times reported. Most of the furloughed staff, who are staff nurses at Danbury …

Maimonides Medical Center

2 Brooklyn nonprofit hospitals merging | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/13/2020

Maimonides Medical Center and New York Community Hospital, both in Brooklyn, plan to expand their clinical partnership into a full merger. Throughout the next few months, the hospitals will be engaging in discussions with their communities, workforces, labor unions and physicians to work out the details of how they plan to combine their organizations. They have been clinically affiliated since 2018. “We are excited to take this next step with …

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn NY

2 Brooklyn nonprofit hospitals merging | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/13/2020

Maimonides Medical Center and New York Community Hospital, both in Brooklyn, plan to expand their clinical partnership into a full merger. Throughout the next few months, the hospitals will be engaging in discussions with their communities, workforces, labor unions and physicians to work out the details of how they plan to combine their organizations. They have been clinically affiliated since 2018. “We are excited to take this next step with …

Main Line Health

Jefferson Health plans to open an LGBTQ clinic in Southern New Jersey | Business Wire | 3/11/2020

… website. Other health systems have also embraced specialized care for members of LGBTQ communities. Main Line Health launched its LGBTQ Inclusive Care in 2018. It includes three primary care practices, Bryn Mawr Family Practice, Main Line Health Care Family Medicine in Paoli, and Main Line Health Care Family Medicine at Riddle Hospital. Penn Medicine started its Program for LGBT Health in 2014. Its website lists 98 physicians, physician assistants, and certified registered …

UMass Memorial Health Care

UMass building surgery center, renovating ophthalmology center | Becker’s ASC Review | 3/10/2020

Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care is building a surgery center on its Worcester campus, the Union Leader reports. UMass retained the development services of Structure Tone for the project. Structure Tone has built several healthcare-related structures in the past. Details on the surgery center and ophthalmology center were not yet available. Note: Becker’s ASC Review reached out to UMass for details on the surgery center. This story …

UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester MA

UMass building surgery center, renovating ophthalmology center | Becker’s ASC Review | 3/10/2020

Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care is building a surgery center on its Worcester campus, the Union Leader reports. UMass retained the development services of Structure Tone for the project. Structure Tone has built several healthcare-related structures in the past. Details on the surgery center and ophthalmology center were not yet available. Note: Becker’s ASC Review reached out to UMass for details on the surgery center. This story …

UW Medicine

Seattle hospital offers drive-thru COVID-19 testing for healthcare staff | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/9/2020

Employees at Seattle-based University of Washington’s UW Medicine can get tested for the novel coronavirus at a drive-thru clinic in UW Medical Center Northwest’s parking garage, NPR reports. The clinic, able to test a person every five minutes, consists of three medical tents on the first floor of an open parking garage.”Because of the way this virus could be spread, we want to make sure there’s good …

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover NH

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital names new COO | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/6/2020

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital names new COO Kelly Gooch - Print Email Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., has selected Jeffrey Hughes as COO. Mr. Hughes brings more than 35 years of healthcare strategy and clinical business development experience to the role. He most recently was vice president of operations and chief strategy officer of Wentworth-Douglass, where he played a key role in the integration with Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital …

Prospect Medical Holdings

Connecticut hospital names interim CEO | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/5/2020

Connecticut hospital names interim CEO Kelly Gooch - Print Email Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital has selected Lester Schindel to serve as interim CEO. This is the second time Mr. Schindel has assumed the role. He previously was interim CEO of Waterbury Hospital in 2017, after Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings acquired a majority of Greater Waterbury Health Network’s assets, including Waterbury Hospital, the year prior. Now he is stepping in for …

Revere Health

Revere Health Reduces Medicare Patient Spending by $19.5 Million in 2018 | PRWeb | 3/4/2020

… increases in health care costs are not sustainable, but few health care systems have been able to find viable solutions to keep costs down while maintaining high quality and patient satisfaction scores. PROVO, Utah Revere Health , the largest independent multispecialty physician group in Utah, reduced health care spending for Medicare patients by $19.5 million as part of its participation in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model, making it …

Blessing Health System

Illinois health system to break ground on $21M surgery center — 3 insights | Becker’s ASC Review | 3/3/2020

Quincy, Ill.-based Blessing Health System plans to break ground on its new $21 million surgery center March 3, local NBC affiliate WGEM reports. What you should know: 1. Blessing is building a 36,000-square-foot surgery center connected to its main campus. 2. The surgery center will have three operating rooms and three procedure rooms. Officials expect to complete the center by January 2022. 3. Blessing currently operates a …

Brooks Rehabilitation, Jacksonville FL

Brooks Rehabilitation Looks to the Future of Patient Care with SONIFI Health Technology | PR Newswire | 3/3/2020

Brooks Rehabilitation Looks to the Future of Patient Care with SONIFI Health Technology News provided by Mar 03, 2020, 06:00 ET Share this article JACKSONVILLE, Fla. , March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Building on its 50-year reputation for world-class rehabilitation services, Brooks Rehabilitation continues to elevate patient experience and patient outcomes through a new partnership with interactive patient engagement platform provider SONIFI Health . Brooks Rehabilitation Looks to the Future of …