Health System Updates

Geisinger

100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/13/2019

… Froedtert has four locations that specialize in spine care, including the outpatient clinic SpineCare. In 2017, Froedtert physicians treated 8,606 patients through its neurosurgery program. Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Founded more than a century ago, Geisinger has provided care to central Pennsylvania residents for generations. At the forefront of its neuroscience program is the Geisinger Neuroscience Institute. Employing a combination of treatment methods including microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery and …

University Hospital, Cincinnati OH

100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/13/2019

… center a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery for its commitment to good patient outcomes. U.S. News & World Report recognized the hospital as the highest performing neurosurgery institute in New Hampshire in 2019-20. Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Duke University Hospital’s comprehensive spine institute has 106 physicians on hand to provide an array of spine-related treatments. The spine team at Duke performs more than 1,200 spine surgeries annually. The …

Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Michael D. Most, MD, FACS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who | PR Newswire | 12/13/2019

FAR HILLS, N.J. , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Michael D. Most, MD, FACS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Achiever in the field of Medicine in recognition of his role as a Surgeon. Backed by twelve years of experience, Dr. Most is one of the top head and neck surgeons in New Jersey . He serves Morris , Somerset and Union counties at private practices and multiple hospitals …

AHN

Allegheny Health Network Unveils New McCandless Neighborhood Hospital | PR Newswire | 12/12/2019

PRNewswire/ – Representatives of Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Emerus today joined community leaders in McCandless Township to officially unveil the second of four new neighborhood hospitals that AHN and Emerus are constructing across western Pennsylvania . Situated at the crossroads of McKnight Road and Duncan Avenue, AHN McCandless Neighborhood Hospital will be a fully licensed hospital that provides 24/7 access to care. Staffed by board-certified physicians, nurses and …

Mercy Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and seven health organizations will share financial risk for patient care and health | PR Newswire | 12/11/2019

… Blue Cross in tackling the skyrocketing cost of health care by signing risk-sharing agreements: Ascension Michigan (Genesys PHO, Partners in Care, St. Mary’s PHO) Henry Ford Health System Trinity Health – Michigan (Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Mercy Health, Mercy Health Physician Partners, IHA) United Physicians “Health systems and physician organizations that sign risk-sharing contracts will be reimbursed according to how well they manage the health outcomes and total …

Baton Rouge General Hospital, Baton Rouge LA

Charles F. D’Agostino Joins RedHawk Board | PR Newswire | 12/10/2019

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana, Dec. InvestorsHub NewsWire – RedHawk Holdings Corp. (OTC: SNDD) (“RedHawk” or the “Company”) announced today that Charles F. D’Agostino has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. D’Agostino is the retired founder and Executive Director of the LSU Innovation Park and the Louisiana Business & Technology Center (“LBTC”) at Louisiana State University and has been actively involved in entrepreneurship, economic development and technology transfer for the last …

Cumberland River Hospital, Celina TN

Tennessee hospital remains closed, awaits response from CMS | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/10/2019

… 10 months after it shut down. However, the reopening timeline has been pushed back because the hospital does not have a Medicare provider number, according to TV station WTVF . In January, officials announced that Cumberland River Hospital was shutting down due to financial challenges. The hospital’s more than 140 employees were laid off when the facility closed on March 1. Johnny Presley, a physician assistant, formed Rural Hospitals & Clinics of …

Inspira Health

9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/7/2019

… Conversa Health to launch a personalized chatbot to address misconceptions and concerns in patients scheduled to undergo colonoscopies at two of the New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based health system’s hospitals. 2. Woodbury, N.J.-based Inspira Health and Philips announced a $50 million, five-year partnership Dec. 2 to standardize patient monitoring and foster innovation in diagnostic imaging. 3. Alignment Healthcare , a Medicare Advantage insurance company in Orange, Calif., partnered with …

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Diagnostic Pathology: Molecular Oncology. Edition No. 2 - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 12/6/2019

Diagnostic Pathology: Molecular Oncology. Edition No. 2” book Covering all aspects of molecular pathology as it relates to the transformation and pathogenesis of cancer, this award-winning volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series is an expert resource for pathologists at all levels of experience and training , both as a quick reference and as an efficient review to improve knowledge and skills. This easily accessible, point-of-care reference features templated …

Altru Health System

8 recent hospital, health system credit rating actions | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/6/2019

… notch downgrade resulted from the challenges Tower Health has faced in integrating five acute care hospitals it acquired from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems in 2017. 2. Fitch downgraded Grand Forks, N.D.-based Altru Health System ‘s revenue bonds to “BBB” from “A-.” The two-notch downgrade is mainly attributed to the Altru’s deteriorating operating performance over the last two years. Fitch said the financial decline has rendered the …

INTEGRIS Health

Integris Health, Woman’s Hospital implement data analytics platform to manage patient care costs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/5/2019

… and department equipment resources data to deliver a comprehensive analysis of the patient’s care costs. “At Integris, we knew that it was important to get to the bottom of both clinical and financial variation,” Integris Health CFO Doug Smith said in the news release. “Corus was the only solution that allowed us to analyze variation at the activity level, not just the charge code level. We will have individual costs …

UNC Health Care

UNC Health Care Introduces App to Help Patients Navigate Hospitals, Clinics and Parking | PRWeb | 12/5/2019

… beacons installed throughout the hospitals, clinics and parking garages. Apple iOS and Android versions are available. “Gozio is pleased to partner with one of the nation’s leading public academic health care systems and assist UNC Health Care with fulfilling its mission of providing excellence in patient care,” said Joshua Titus, CEO of Gozio Health. Download the app by searching for “UNC Health” on the Apple App store, or the Google …

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Zion & Zion Study Reveals Generational Divide in Consumers’ Brand Awareness of Largest US Charities | PR Newswire | 12/5/2019

… Divide in Brand Awareness Rankings of the 100 Largest U.S. Charities Easterseals has a 69% brand awareness among non-millennials, but only 9% among millennials. Charities with high differentials that favor non-millennials are Shriners Hospitals for Children (with a differential of 51%), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (44%) and Catholic Relief Services (43%). Charities with high differentials that favor millennials have smaller gaps. Examples include: Direct Relief (17%), Feeding America …

Sierra Tucson, Tucson AZ

Sierra Tucson Introduces Outpatient Services | PR Newswire | 12/5/2019

TUCSON, Ariz. , Dec. 5, Sierra Tucson , an international leader in behavioral, mental and integrated healthcare, is now offering outpatient services for both its residents who have completed residential care, and others in recovery looking for continuing care support for mood disorders and unresolved trauma. Located within Copper Sky, the newest 30,000 square foot building on the 160-acre campus, outpatient services include the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive …

UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill NC

UNC Health Care Introduces App to Help Patients Navigate Hospitals, Clinics and Parking | PRWeb | 12/5/2019

UNC Health Care has introduced a new mobile app that will help patients and their families easily find their way around the campuses of UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill and UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh. The Smartphone app provides turn-by-turn navigation inside the two hospitals, parking garages, clinics and more. The free interactive app, developed by Gozio Health, also gives patients access to physician directories, UNC Urgent …

Kaiser Permanente

Anthem Blue Cross Gets Flagged And Fined More Than Other Insurers | Kaiser Health News | 12/4/2019

… And yet, Anthem covered only 10% to 13% of Californians with department-regulated plans. An annual average of 3.8 million Californians were enrolled in the plan over the period analyzed. /p p By comparison, Kaiser Permanente covered nearly one-third of Californians in department-regulated plans in that time frame, but received 11% of the penalties. (Kaiser Health News, which produces California Healthline, is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.) /p …

Cleveland Clinic

Updated Genetic Screening Guidelines Published by National Comprehensive Cancer Network Feature Emerging Evidence on Personalized Medicine | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… the world. The NCCN Member Institutions are: Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, PA ; Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, NE ; Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH ; City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA ; Dana - Farber /Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA ; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC ; Fox Chase …

Acadia Healthcare

An ex-NFL player became a hospital CEO. Feds questioned his qualifications | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/4/2019

The CEO of North Tampa Behavioral Health did not meet the requirements to lead the Wesley Chapel, Fla.-based psychiatric hospital, according to a report cited by the Tampa Bay Times . Bryon Coleman Jr., the former CEO of North Tampa Behavioral, is no longer leading the hospital. Instead, he is in another position within Acadia Healthcare, the Franklin, Tenn.-based parent company of North Tampa Behavioral. In October, lawmakers called …

Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of Bear’s Den Innovation Program | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

EDISON, N.J. Hackensack Meridian Health has invested in the clinical-stage biotechnology company Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), as part of the health network’s successful innovation program, the Bear’s Den. APT is taking aim at the toughest multi-drug resistant “superbugs” using precision-targeted, genomically-screened, and highly purified viruses known as bacteriophages, or “phages.” Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT) The investment is the third external company that has been funded by …

Sutter Health

HealthRIGHT 360 Unveils ‘Clinic on Wheels’ to Bring Healthcare to San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable People | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… raised a large portion of our initial costs, with a larger goal of raising $1 million .” The HealthRIGHT 360 Mobile Medical Clinic was anchored by a significant anonymous donor and follow-on funding from Sutter Health CPMC, San Francisco apartment operator Veritas Investments, and Wells Fargo Bank. For those who want to be a part of this exciting opportunity, contact: Shabana Siegel , Vice President of Philanthropy at [email protected]