Health System Updates

Geisinger

New Pulmonary Rehab at The Gardens at Orangeville Provides Relief to Bloomsburg Respiratory Patients | PR Newswire | 1/20/2020

… skills and techniques they’ve been taught to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Gardens at Orangeville is a 120-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility in Orangeville , just outside of Bloomsburg, PA and ten miles from Geisinger Medical Center. The Gardens at Orangeville offers short-term rehabilitation – including physical, occupational, and speech therapies – as well as long-term care and respiratory rehab care. Contact: SOURCE The Gardens at Orangeville …

Memorial Health System

10 updates on payer, provider relationships | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/17/2020

10 updates on payer, provider relationships Morgan Haefner - Print Email Here are 10 recent articles posted by Becker’s Hospital Review that concern payer-provider relationships: 1. Negotiations between Memorial Health System in Marietta, Ohio, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are coming down to the wire as their contract deadline looms. 2. Cigna Medicare members can now access Crozer-Keystone Health in Chester, Pa., at in-network prices, the organizations …

Mercy Health

Bon Secours Mercy Health invests in Lirio artificial intelligence platform | Healthcare IT News | 1/17/2020

The health system announced its partnership with the developer of behavior change technology at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference this week. January 17, 2020 11:00 AM Bon Secours Mercy Health has signed an agreement with Tennessee-based behavior change startup Lirio, making a direct investment to further develop its artificial intelligence platform. WHY IT MATTERS In addition to the strategic investment, Bon Secours Mercy Health CEO John Starcher will join …

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh PA

Allegheny Health Network Expands ‘Healthy Food Center’ Program to Allegheny General Hospital | PRWeb | 1/17/2020

… region’s first Healthy Food Center, which opened in 2018 at West Penn Hospital, nearly 40,000 meals have been provided to patients and their families who lack access to nutritious food items. Starting next week, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) will reach even more patients in need with the opening of a second Healthy Food Center at Allegheny General Hospital. The Healthy Food Center acts as a “food pharmacy” where patients who …

Baptist Health, Louisville KY

Baptist Healthcare to invest $1B in upgrades | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/17/2020

… calls for spending $250 million on a new medical campus in Lexington, Ky., with an emergency department, regional cancer center and medical offices. The health system also plans to open 43 new beds at Baptist Health Lexington. Baptist Healthcare also will allot money to build multispecialty outpatient health centers with telemedicine capabilities. The locations of the centers have not been determined. “These [outpatient centers] give folks all the services that …

Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg SC

Advanced ICU Care Launches Tele-ICU Services with The Regional Medical Center | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

ST. LOUIS Advanced ICU Care , the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced that The Regional Medical Center (RMC), a non-profit hospital providing leading-edge care in Orangeburg, SC , has implemented the company’s tele-ICU care services. The tele-ICU care will support patients in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit. RMC’s mission is to deliver high quality, compassionate care to every patient, every …

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA

Allegheny Health Network Expands ‘Healthy Food Center’ Program to Allegheny General Hospital | PRWeb | 1/17/2020

Allegheny Health Network Expands ‘Healthy Food Center’ Program to Allegheny General Hospital Share Article Originally launched at West Penn Hospital, this first-of-its-kind program in the Pittsburgh region offers eligible patients free foods aimed at better managing health conditions. With the great success of our first Healthy Food Center at West Penn, we look forward to bringing this unique resource to patients at AGH, linking food and medicine …

University Health System, San Antonio TX

University Health System Selects Gozio Health to Develop Mobile Wayfinding Platform | PRWeb | 1/17/2020

University Health System Selects Gozio Health to Develop Mobile Wayfinding Platform Share Article The hospital-branded mobile wayfinding and patient engagement platform will provide intuitive, turn-by-turn indoor navigation at University Hospital and access to 28 satellite clinics. University Health System is leading the region in developing a mobile wayfinding platform to improve overall access to healthcare for patients. “Digital transformation in healthcare has arrived, and University Health System

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle WA

8,000 Swedish Medical Center workers schedule strike for Jan. 28-30 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/17/2020

Nurses and other healthcare workers at Swedish Medical Center sites in the Seattle area are moving forward with a strike, according to the union that represents them. The planned walkout of 8,000 SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members is scheduled for Jan. 28-30. “After careful consideration of every proposal exchanged between Swedish-Providence management and nurses and healthcare workers, the bargaining team of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW has concluded that the parties are …

Knox County Hospital, Knox City TX

Texas hospital, BCBS ordered to arbitrate in $21M lawsuit | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/17/2020

A judge ordered Knox County Hospital District in Knox City, Texas, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to arbitrate most of a $21 million lawsuit outside of court. In a Jan. 13 news release, the hospital said U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ordered both parties to attempt to arbitrate most of the lawsuit, but stayed some portions of the suit pending the arbitration outcome. By staying some portions …

Great Plains Health, North Platte NE

Nebraska hospital 80% recovered after November ransomware attack | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/17/2020

North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health is nearly recovered following a ransomware attack in November 2019 that encrypted the hospital’s computers, according to local NBC affiliate KNOP . Hospital officials say they are 80 percent finished with the recovery processes. Only thing left to recover is archived information, which hospital officials say is rarely used. “All of the important patient systems are in the first 40 percent of the systems …

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Memorial Hermann Appoints Erin Asprec as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer | PR Newswire | 1/17/2020

… for-profit health systems in Southeast Texas , Memorial Hermann has an award-winning and nationally acclaimed Accountable Care Organization , 17 hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services conveniently located throughout the Greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the nation’s busiest Level I trauma centers and serves as the primary teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. For more than 112 years, our focus has …

Health Quest

More Health Quest Patients Added to 2018 Phishing Attack Victims | HealthIT Security | 1/16/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News More Health Quest Patients Added to 2018 Phishing Attack Victims Health Quest is notifying additional patients that their data was compromised after a 2018 phishing attack; ransomware, phishing, and device theft complete this week’s breach roundup. By January 16, 2020 - New York-based Health Quest recently began another round of breach notification letters, after discovering more patient data than initially estimated was compromised during a …

Main Line Health

NueHealth Acquires Paoli Surgery Center in Paoli, PA | PR Newswire | 1/16/2020

… Health. NueHealth’s expertise creating value for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) will further advance Paoli Surgery Center’s provision of quality programs to its current and future patients delivered by experienced, board certified surgeons affiliated with Main Line Health and other health systems in the area. “It is a win for everyone involved,” said Main Line Health Vice President of Ambulatory Services & Finance Edward McKillip . “It further strengthens the partnership between Main …

Nuvance Health

More Health Quest Patients Added to 2018 Phishing Attack Victims | HealthIT Security | 1/16/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News More Health Quest Patients Added to 2018 Phishing Attack Victims Health Quest is notifying additional patients that their data was compromised after a 2018 phishing attack; ransomware, phishing, and device theft complete this week’s breach roundup. By January 16, 2020 - New York-based Health Quest recently began another round of breach notification letters, after discovering more patient data than initially estimated was compromised during a …

Montefiore Health System

Nurses union, community fight to prevent Montefiore from closing New York hospital | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/16/2020

A nurses union and other community leaders are fighting to prevent Montefiore Health System from closing its 121-bed Mount Vernon (N.Y.) Hospital, according to Lohud.com. The New York City-based health system announced plans last October to close the facility and replace it with a $41 million emergency and ambulatory facility. The new facility will not offer inpatient care. A growing coalition of people have expressed concern that the …

Beaumont Health

Court dismisses Beaumont’s lawsuit over denied hospital application | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/16/2020

A Court of Claims this week dismissed a lawsuit filed by Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health that claimed Michigan regulators wrongly rejected its application to build a hospital, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. Beamont submitted an application to the Certificate of Need Commission last March to build a 117-bed facility in Oxford, Mich., after a certificate of need study found a shortfall of hospital beds in the area. Shortly …

Hospital Sisters Health System

HSHS launches telemedicine ICU services at 2nd hospital | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/16/2020

Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System announced on Jan. 15 that it rolled out telemedicine services for the intensive care unit at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. The 230-bed hospital is the second HSHS hospital to implement Advanced ICU Care’s telemedicine platform. The health system previously partnered with the telemedicine provider at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Under the partnership, Advanced ICU Care …

Lehigh Valley Health Network

2019 Data Shows IKS Health Helps Physicians Save More Than One Million Hours Annually | Business Wire | 1/16/2020

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 16, 2020– IKS Health , a premier healthcare solutions organization, today announced it has furthered its impact on the healthcare industry by saving physicians more than one million hours annually across the United States. These savings are enabled by the use of Scribble, IKS Health’s virtual scribe solution, which saves providers more than two hours per day. Further, this time savings estimate does not consider further time …

McLaren Health Care

E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc. Announces New Advisory Board | PRWeb | 1/16/2020

… and plan for future strategic and regional growth. The Advisory Board members are: Neil Chapman, President, Impact Analytical Jan Flegeau, Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs at Johnson & Johnson Daniel Medrano, Corporate Vice President at McLaren Health Care Fred Molnar, Vice President of Entrepreneur and Innovation at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Stephen T. Rapundalo, PhD, President & CEO of MichBio “I am delighted to work with such an accomplished group …