Piedmont Healthcare

Ed Lovern named CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

… as health system president and CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes in Baltimore, effective July 20. Since 2013, Mr. Lovern has served as COO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, the 643-bed flagship of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare . He previously was executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Piedmont Healthcare and held leadership positions at Ascension Borgess in Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Lovern earned a master’s degree in health administration from Virginia …

Georgia inks deal with Piedmont to boost bed capacity | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Georgia inks deal with Piedmont to boost bed capacity Alia Paavola - Print Email Georgia health officials struck a deal with Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare to add at least 62 intensive care and surgical beds to the state’s healthcare infrastructure. Under terms of the deal, Piedmont will add at least 62 beds to its Marcus Tower at the Piedmont Atlanta campus. There is an ability to scale up bed count based …

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The Intersection of Marketing and Telehealth: Response Mine Health to Launch New Blog | PRWeb | 7/8/2020

… Marketing Telehealth to be the go-to resource for marketers looking to get better results from their efforts in telehealth.” Virginia Lewis has provided marketing services to healthcare industry leaders like the Mayo Clinic, Piedmont Healthcare , Baxter Regional Hospital, and more. Ken Robbins, CEO, recognizes the unique function of the new online publication. “ http://www.marketingtelehealth.com is the only blog focused solely on marketing telehealth or telemedicine services,” says Robbins. “It …

Viewpoints: No, America, Don’t Get Used To Lower Death Rates, Living With This Pandemic; The Many Pros Of Face Mask Policies | Kaiser Health News | 7/8/2020

… show that we must step up community efforts to fight this infection and we must all continue to work together. That’s why the staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory Healthcare, Grady Health System, Piedmont Healthcare and Wellstar Health System have a simple but important message for all Georgians: Wear a mask. We urge you to double down and keep doing the proven things that help to minimize risk. We …

Georgia hospitals refuse to release COVID-19 hospitalization data amid surge | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/30/2020

Print Email Hospitals in Columbus, Ga., have declined to release COVID-19 hospitalization data to the public, according to a Ledger-Enquirer report , even as available county-level data shows that hospitalizations doubled in the month of June. Glenn Fussell, MD, a local physician, has been sounding the alarm about Columbus’ COVID-19 cases through a Facebook post and told the newspaper that the “lack of accurate and meaningful data …

Piedmont Healthcare pays $16M fine to settle False Claims Act lawsuit | 6/29/2020

Buckhead-based Piedmont Healthcare Inc. has reached an agreement to pay the federal government $16 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act. The hospital system has 11 locations and 250 doctors’ and specialists’ offices in Georgia, including Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in Buckhead. It was accused of billing Medicare and Medicaid for procedures at the more expensive inpatient level of care instead of the less costly outpatient or …

Piedmont Healthcare pays $16 million in false claims settlement | 6/28/2020

… on June 25 agreed to pay a $16 million settlement to resolve false claims allegations dealing with Medicare and Medicaid billing. U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak for the Northern District of Georgia said Piedmont Healthcare agreed to pay $16 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare and Medicaid for procedures at the more expensive inpatient level of care instead of the less …

Is It Safe to Vape Melatonin? | POPSUGAR Fitness | 6/27/2020

… and chamomile. But before you order any of these products, it’s important to be aware of the risks of vaping and long-term melatonin use. Jennifer Butler , MD, who specializes in sleep medicine at Piedmont Healthcare , told POPSUGAR that melatonin is no longer strongly recommended for treatment of chronic primary insomnia. “Recent clinical studies investigating melatonin’s overall efficacy in improving sleep onset, sleep maintenance, or sleep quality were poor,” Dr …

Experts Explain Why It Isn’t a Good Idea (or Even Safe) to Vape Melatonin | 6/27/2020

… and chamomile. But before you order any of these products, it’s important to be aware of the risks of vaping and long-term melatonin use. Jennifer Butler , MD, who specializes in sleep medicine at Piedmont Healthcare , told POPSUGAR that melatonin is no longer strongly recommended for treatment of chronic primary insomnia. “Recent clinical studies investigating melatonin’s overall efficacy in improving sleep onset, sleep maintenance, or sleep quality were poor,” Dr …

Piedmont Healthcare to pay $16M to settle allegations it overbilled Medicare | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/26/2020

Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare will pay $16 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing at a more expensive inpatient rate for patients who could have received outpatient care, the U.S. Justice Department said June 25 . The settlement also resolves claims that the hospital violated the Anti-Kickback Statute when it paid an amount above fair market value to acquire Atlanta Cardiology Group in 2007 …

Piedmont Healthcare Pays $16,000,000 to Settle Whistleblower Allegations of Billing Improper Cardiac and Vascular Short-Stay Admissions and for Certain Physician Compensation Arrangements in Violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Announces Moss & Gilmore LLP | PR Newswire | 6/26/2020

ATLANTA , June 25, Atlanta and New York -based Moss & Gilmore LLP announced today the settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and State of Georgia of a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit against Piedmont Healthcare , Inc., Piedmont Hospital, Inc., Piedmont Cardiology of Atlanta , LLC and Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians, Inc. (“Piedmont”). Piedmont is a not-for-profit health system based in Atlanta, Georgia that provides hospital and other healthcare …

Piedmont Healthcare pays $16 million to settle kickback complaint | 6/26/2020

… be classified as observation status or inpatient status, and it did the best it could. Piedmont settled the case, it said, to end “a costly and time-consuming investigation.” “Staying true to our purpose, Piedmont Healthcare ’s doctors and nurses always make decisions based on the best interest and the health of the patient,” the statement said. “The care provided in these circumstances from over ten years ago was no different …

Speaking out against racism | 6/26/2020

… North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and Office for Diversity and Inclusion . Participants: moderator Lori Carter-Edwards, director of the NC TraCS Community and Stakeholder Engagement program ; and speakers Dr. Jayne Morgan of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, Wes Bellamy of 100 Black Men of America, Rev. James D. Gailliard of Rocky Mount, UNC-Chapel Hill Police Chief David Perry and retiree Lloyd Bradsher of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office …

Whistleblower News: Novartis, Piedmont Healthcare, “Compound King” | 6/26/2020

Whistleblower News: Novartis, Piedmont Healthcare, “Compound King” 06/26/2020 Novartis, former unit to pay $346 million to resolve U.S. bribery charges REUTERS Novartis AG and a former eye-care unit will pay more than $346 million to resolve U.S. criminal and civil charges that they bribed doctors, hospitals and clinics in Greece and Vietnam to prescribe their drugs and use their surgical products. The settlements resolve charges that both units violated …

Atlanta Hospital Co. To Pay $16M To End Overbilling Suit | 6/26/2020

Atlanta hospital system Piedmont Healthcare Inc. will pay $16 million to quash whistleblower allegations that it overbilled the government by “tens of millions” for unnecessary patient care and initiated kickback schemes to increase profits, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.A former Piedmont physician, who isn’t named in public court filings, alleged in a 2016 complaint that was unsealed Wednesday that for years Piedmont overruled its own physicians by admitting …

Piedmont agrees to pay $16 million to settle billing lawsuit by feds | Georgia Health News | 6/25/2020

355 Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare has agreed to pay $16 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid…. Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare has agreed to pay $16 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Piedmont billed the government insurance programs for procedures at the more expensive …

Piedmont Healthcare to pay $16 million to resolve federal allegations | 6/25/2020

Piedmont Healthcare will pay $16 million to settle allegations that it overcharged federal health-care programs, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.The feds claim Piedmont, one of Atlanta’s largest health systems, violated the …

MuleSoft Announces New Accelerator for Healthcare, Continues Innovation to Help Organizations Unlock Data to Stabilize, Reopen and Grow | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

… to-work strategies, and accelerate digital transformation in the new normal. “COVID-19 has challenged our technology teams to move quickly and address emerging patient needs,” said Jeff Lambert , Executive Director Digital Business Solutions, Piedmont Healthcare . “API-led connectivity is central to our IT strategy to create a single, comprehensive view of patients and to continue providing the highest possible level of care as we continue to address COVID-19 …

Ackerman Medical Completes 14,210 SF Lease with Piedmont Healthcare | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 6/24/2020

… foot lease at 20 Francis Way, a three-story Class A medical office building in Newnan, Ga. Brett Buchwald, Vice President of Healthcare Investment Sales for Ackerman Medical, represented ownership in the lease with Piedmont Healthcare. The lease includes space for three Piedmont Healthcare practices – Piedmont Rehabilitation Center, Piedmont Sleep Center and Piedmont Cancer Institute. “This lease accommodates the space needs of these healthcare providers in a strategic location between …

Cardiology game changers: 7 health leaders weigh in | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/23/2020

… operational outcomes. Respondents shared their insights with Becker’s via email June 17-23. Responses were lightly edited for clarity and length and are presented alphabetically. William Blincoe, MD, chief of the Piedmont Heart Institute at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. Over the past three years, we have focused on improving percutaneous coronary intervention complications, including PCI bleeding, acute kidney injury and PCI mortality across six of our hospitals. As we have refined …

Buckhead’s Piedmont Atlanta Hospital will permanently remove Civil War monument over Confederate tribute concerns | 6/18/2020

… displays honoring the Confederacy. The monument was removed from the 1968 Peachtree Road campus in 2017 for construction on a new tower and other facilities. During a previous round of Confederate controversy that year, Piedmont Healthcare said the monument would be reinstalled once construction was complete this year. But the healthcare system now says the monument will not be coming back. This monument dedicated to soldiers on both sides of …

Redesigning hand sanitizer and donating 7,000 gallons to fight COVID-19 | Phys Org | 6/16/2020

… redesigned hand sanitizer and donated 7,000 gallons of their own brand to hospitals and nursing homes. From left to right: George White, Chris Luettgen, Seth Marder, and Atif Dabdoub. Here at a delivery to Piedmont Healthcare of Atlanta. Credit: Georgia Tech/Christopher Moore Luettgen, who had worked in the consumer products industry for 25 years at Kimberly-Clark Corporation and knew how to take products to market, had to plow …

Piedmont Healthcare Relies on Technology to Prioritize Patient Care | 6/14/2020

Back to All Stories This article was written by Piedmont Healthcare , a Salesforce customer. As community anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic grew, we — like many healthcare providers across the U.S. — saw the number of inquiries to our call center skyrocket. Many calls were from people with questions about how the disease is transmitted and its incubation period. Others were from patients experiencing flu-like symptoms who needed testing or …

Piedmont participating in FDA expanded access programs for COVID-19 treatments | 6/10/2020

Piedmont Healthcare is participating in U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded access programs to treat COVID-19 through the use of convalescent plasma and nitric oxide. FDA expanded access programs, sometimes called “compassionate use,” represent a process by which patients with immediately life-threatening conditions or a serious disease can gain access to an investigational medical product for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or alternative therapy options …

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Expands Medical Team | 6/9/2020

PRNewswire/ – The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced the appointment of three highly respected pulmonologists as senior members of its medical team. The new team members are: Dr. Amy Hajari Case of Piedmont Healthcare ( Atlanta ); Dr. Sonye Danoff of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore ); and Dr. Joyce Lee of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora). They will bring a combined 40-plus years of expertise …

COVID-19

UGA football staffer discharged from hospital to cheers after Covid-19 stay - CNN | 4/16/2020

… Covid-19, the university’s athletics department announced. Klawsky, a 32-year-old from Plantation, Florida, was given a “Hero’s Walk” at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, where staff lined the hallways to bid him farewell. “This is what victory looks like. This is what hope looks like,” a Piedmont Healthcare tweet said. This is what victory looks like. This is what hope looks like. Jeremy Klawsky arrived at Piedmont Athens …

University of Georgia

UGA football staffer discharged from hospital to cheers after Covid-19 stay - CNN | 4/16/2020

CNN) Jeremy Klawsky, a video coordinator with the University of Georgia football program, was discharged Thursday afternoon from a hospital where he had been hospitalized for the past six weeks with Covid-19, the university’s … victory looks like. This is what hope looks like,” a Piedmont Healthcare tweet said. This is what victory looks like. This is what hope looks like. Jeremy Klawsky arrived at Piedmont Athens Regional weeks ago …

Children's Health

Foundations and Individuals Raise More Than $800,000 to Help Feed Frontline Workers | Yahoo News | 4/10/2020

… Piedmont Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , Northside Hospital and WellStar Health System. The program is also expanding to deliver meals to Atlanta police and Atlanta fire and rescue first responders. “Our frontline workers are giving their all to help our patients. Grady is grateful for the incredible community support for our staff through the Feed the Frontline meal program,” said John Haupert , president and CEO …

Mental Health

The 66 hospitals, health systems that signed Epic’s letter opposing interoperability rules | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/11/2020

Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta)48. Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (Grand Rapids, Mich.)49. Prevea Health (Green Bay, Wis.)50. Riverside (Kankakee, Ill.)51. River Valley Primary Care Services (Ratcliff, Ark.)52. Self Regional Healthcare (Greenwood, S.C.)53. Singing River Health System (Ocean Springs, Mo.)54. Southcoast Health (Savannah, Ga.)55. SSM Health (St. Louis)56. Titus Regional Medical Center (Mount Pleasant, Texas)57. UHS Inc. and UHS Hospitals (King …

Patient Financial Experience

Hospital leaders share revenue cycle advice | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/26/2019

Leaders from U.S. hospitals and health systems must navigate today’s challenging reimbursement climate and changing expectations related to the patient financial experience. Here, four leaders share their advice for the journey with Becker’s Hospital Review … Unell , vice president of revenue cycle transformation for Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare: “The best way to mitigate the risk of a billing dispute is to ensure the patient knows their benefits and expected out-of …

Patient Safety

Fewer Georgia hospitals earn ‘A’ safety rating in new Leapfrog report | 11/8/2019

patient safety organization founded by employers, issues the rankings semi-annually, in fall and spring. It’s a widely watched rating system and is touted by hospitals that do well in the grades. Georgia’s 19 “A” hospitals were a mix of urban, suburban and smaller rural facilities. Among hospital systems in the state, Piedmont Healthcare had six top-grade facilities, HCA had four, and WellStar Health System had three. Leapfrog says …

The Leapfrog Group

Fewer Georgia hospitals earn ‘A’ safety rating in new Leapfrog report | 11/8/2019

One in four Georgia hospitals earned an “A’’ grade in the latest safety ratings by the Leapfrog Group, released Thursday. AdventHealth Gordon That percentage is lower than the one-third of Georgia hospitals scoring an … and smaller rural facilities. Among hospital systems in the state, Piedmont Healthcare had six top-grade facilities, HCA had four, and WellStar Health System had three. Leapfrog says it has the nation’s only rating system …

Medicaid

WellCare Members Gain In-Network Access to Piedmont Healthcare - GuruFocus.com | 11/5/2019

PR Newswire ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla. WellCare of Georgia , a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today that WellCare Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids ® members now have in-network access to Piedmont Healthcare.. Piedmont Healthcare is an integrated healthcare system of 11 hospitals, 27 urgent care centers, 28 Piedmont QuickCare locations and 555 clinic practices that reach 70 …

Medicare Advantage

WellCare Members Gain In-Network Access to Piedmont Healthcare - GuruFocus.com | 11/5/2019

PR Newswire ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla. WellCare of Georgia , a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today that WellCare Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids ® members now have in-network access to Piedmont Healthcare.. Piedmont Healthcare is an integrated healthcare system of 11 hospitals, 27 urgent care centers, 28 Piedmont QuickCare locations and 555 clinic practices that reach 70 …

Medicare

WellCare Members Gain In-Network Access to Piedmont Healthcare - GuruFocus.com | 11/5/2019

PR Newswire ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla. WellCare of Georgia , a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today that WellCare Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids ® members now have in-network access to Piedmont Healthcare.. Piedmont Healthcare is an integrated healthcare system of 11 hospitals, 27 urgent care centers, 28 Piedmont QuickCare locations and 555 clinic practices that reach 70 …

Revenue Cycle Management

Health System Operating Margins Improve, But Still Below 2015 Level | RevCycle Intelligence | 10/29/2019

… major healthcare mergers and acquisitions, including mergers between UPMC and Pinnacle Health, Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care , and Piedmont Healthcare and several Georgia hospitals, also resulted in non-incremental growth in the 2018 … depending on the deal. But commercial revenue yield improvement, enhanced revenue cycle management, and EHR optimization also helped health systems improve financial performance from 2017 to 2018, the analysis showed. In particular, improved revenue cycle …

Bridge Connector

Salesforce adds new healthcare provider relationship management and analytics tools | Yahoo News | 3/12/2020

… Bridge Connectors. Destinations allows healthcare organizations to integrate internal data with Salesforce’s Health Cloud without the need to write any code. Several large healthcare organizations rely on Salesforce’s Health Cloud for provider services, including Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which serves cancer patients at treatment centers and hospitals throughout the U.S., and Piedmont Healthcare, which has 11 hospitals and serves in over 250 locations, according to its website . The ability …

Salesforce adds new healthcare provider relationship management and analytics tools | Yahoo News | 3/12/2020

… Bridge Connectors. Destinations allows healthcare organizations to integrate internal data with Salesforce’s Health Cloud without the need to write any code. Several large healthcare organizations rely on Salesforce’s Health Cloud for provider services, including Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which serves cancer patients at treatment centers and hospitals throughout the U.S., and Piedmont Healthcare, which has 11 hospitals and serves in over 250 locations, according to its website . The ability …

Gozio Health

4 hospitals, health systems that have launched apps in the past 60 days | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/3/2020

… Piedmont Healthcare, step-by-step directions to any destination within the hospital and within Piedmont pharmacies, urgent care locations and physicians’ offices. 4. San Antonio-based University Health System partnered with Gozio Health to develop a wayfinding platform of its own, which will guide patients through more than 3 million square feet of hospital property, including satellite clinics, urgent care centers and parking garages. More articles on consumerism …

6 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/21/2020

… Piedmont Healthcare, tapped Gozio Health to develop its mobile wayfinding platform for hospital navigation. 6. Capital Health announced it will implement a Cerner EHR across its Trenton, N.J.-based system. More articles on health IT …

AdventHealth

19 nurses share advice they would give to their younger selves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/26/2020

… assisted me in working with others’ strengths to gain positive movement and outcomes. Denise Ray, RN. Chief Nursing Executive at Piedmont Healthcare and CEO of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital (Atlanta and Jasper, Ga.): The advice I … President, Associate Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Nursing Executive at AdventHealth (Altamonte Springs, Fla.): If I could go back and talk to young Trish, I’d start with, ‘don’t wear the blue eyeshadow!’ — it was the …

Fewer Georgia hospitals earn ‘A’ safety rating in new Leapfrog report | 11/8/2019

… One in four Georgia hospitals earned an “A’’ grade in the latest safety ratings by the Leapfrog Group, released Thursday. AdventHealth Gordon That percentage is lower than the one-third of Georgia hospitals scoring an … and smaller rural facilities. Among hospital systems in the state, Piedmont Healthcare had six top-grade facilities, HCA had four, and WellStar Health System had three. Leapfrog says it has the nation’s only rating system …

Cerner

6 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/21/2020

… go-lives affecting healthcare organizations. 1. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare announced a multiyear extension of its agreement with Cerner . 2. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic ‘s library of clinical insights and patient education … System. 5. Piedmont (Ga.) Columbus Regional , part of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, tapped Gozio Health to develop its mobile wayfinding platform for hospital navigation. 6. Capital Health announced it will implement a Cerner EHR across …

101 EHR contracts, go-lives in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/13/2019

… Piedmont Healthcare’s $30M project to implement a single records system. 2. Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Health announced plans in July to roll out a Cerner EHR at four more of its hospitals this year. 3. St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines, implemented Allscripts’ Sunrise Acute Care EHR system to move its patient records for surgical, radiology, laboratory and ambulatory services onto a single system. 4. Tower Health deployed …

Epic App Orchard

Patientco Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace to Power Seamless Payment Experience | HIT Consultant | 7/8/2019

… this article and found it very interesting, thought it might be something for you. The article is called Patientco Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace to Power Seamless Payment Experience and is located at https://hitconsultant.net … said Andrea Mejia, Executive Director of Patient Financial Care at Piedmont Healthcare. “In fact, this has resulted in reduced patient call handle times, improving the patient financial experience while boosting staff productivity …

ADDING and REPLACING Patientco Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace with Two Payments Solutions | Business Wire | 7/8/2019

ATLANTA- Add new fourth paragraph. The release now reads: PATIENTCO JOINS EPIC APP ORCHARD MARKETPLACE WITH TWO PAYMENTS SOLUTIONS Integrations power payment processing while creating better experiences for patients and staff Patientco , a next-generation … said Andrea Mejia, Executive Director of Patient Financial Care at Piedmont Healthcare. “In fact, this has resulted in reduced patient call handle times, improving the patient financial experience while boosting staff productivity.” Both solutions support …

Ascension

Ed Lovern named CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Ed Lovern named CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes Kelly Gooch - Print Email Ed Lovern has been tapped to serve as health system president and CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes in Baltimore, effective July 20. Since 2013, Mr. Lovern has served as COO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, the 643-bed flagship of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare. He previously was executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Piedmont Healthcare and held …

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital

Ed Lovern named CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Ed Lovern named CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes Kelly Gooch - Print Email Ed Lovern has been tapped to serve as health system president and CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes in Baltimore, effective July 20. Since 2013, Mr. Lovern has served as COO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, the 643-bed flagship of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare. He previously was executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Piedmont Healthcare and held …

Grady Health System

Viewpoints: No, America, Don’t Get Used To Lower Death Rates, Living With This Pandemic; The Many Pros Of Face Mask Policies | Kaiser Health News | 7/8/2020

… Grady Health System, Piedmont Healthcare and Wellstar Health System have a simple but important message for all Georgians: Wear a mask. We urge you to double down and keep doing the proven things that help to minimize risk. We call them the Three W’s: Wear a facemask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance. (Kevin Brown, John M. Haupert, Donna W. Hyland, Jonathan S. Lewin, and Candice Saunders, 7/8) The …

WellStar Health System

Foundations and Individuals Raise More Than $800,000 to Help Feed Frontline Workers | Yahoo News | 4/10/2020

… Piedmont Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , Northside Hospital and WellStar Health System. The program is also expanding to deliver meals to Atlanta police and Atlanta fire and rescue first responders. “Our frontline workers are giving their all to help our patients. Grady is grateful for the incredible community support for our staff through the Feed the Frontline meal program,” said John Haupert , president and CEO …

Emory Healthcare

Foundations and Individuals Raise More Than $800,000 to Help Feed Frontline Workers | PR Newswire | 4/10/2020

… Emory Healthcare, Grady Health System, Piedmont Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , Northside Hospital and WellStar Health System. The program is also expanding to deliver meals to Atlanta police and Atlanta fire and rescue first responders. “Our frontline workers are giving their all to help our patients. Grady is grateful for the incredible community support for our staff through the Feed the Frontline meal program,” said …

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Foundations and Individuals Raise More Than $800,000 to Help Feed Frontline Workers | Yahoo News | 4/10/2020

… Piedmont Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , Northside Hospital and WellStar Health System. The program is also expanding to deliver meals to Atlanta police and Atlanta fire and rescue first responders. “Our frontline workers are giving their all to help our patients. Grady is grateful for the incredible community support for our staff through the Feed the Frontline meal program,” said John Haupert , president and CEO …

Northside Hospital, Atlanta GA

Foundations and Individuals Raise More Than $800,000 to Help Feed Frontline Workers | Yahoo News | 4/10/2020

… Piedmont Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , Northside Hospital and WellStar Health System. The program is also expanding to deliver meals to Atlanta police and Atlanta fire and rescue first responders. “Our frontline workers are giving their all to help our patients. Grady is grateful for the incredible community support for our staff through the Feed the Frontline meal program,” said John Haupert , president and CEO …

Northside Hospital

Foundations and Individuals Raise More Than $800,000 to Help Feed Frontline Workers | Yahoo News | 4/10/2020

… Piedmont Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , Northside Hospital and WellStar Health System. The program is also expanding to deliver meals to Atlanta police and Atlanta fire and rescue first responders. “Our frontline workers are giving their all to help our patients. Grady is grateful for the incredible community support for our staff through the Feed the Frontline meal program,” said John Haupert , president and CEO …

Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Newnan GA

Piedmont Healthcare Discusses How It Improved Stroke Patient Treatment Response Times | Globe Newswire | 4/8/2020

… Lead Stroke Surveyor & Technical Advisor for Stroke Certification Programs with DNV GL Healthcare and Debbie Camp, Stroke Program Manager within Piedmont Healthcare, led a discussion about the success of their Stroke Program to improve patient … primary speaker was Debbie Camp, the stroke program manager for Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Ga., southwest of Atlanta. Six Piedmont hospitals have been certified for stroke care by DNV GL for the past several …

Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Piedmont Healthcare Discusses How It Improved Stroke Patient Treatment Response Times | Globe Newswire | 4/8/2020

… Lead Stroke Surveyor & Technical Advisor for Stroke Certification Programs with DNV GL Healthcare and Debbie Camp, Stroke Program Manager within Piedmont Healthcare, led a discussion about the success of their Stroke Program to improve patient … primary speaker was Debbie Camp, the stroke program manager for Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Ga., southwest of Atlanta. Six Piedmont hospitals have been certified for stroke care by DNV GL for the past several …

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Salesforce adds new healthcare provider relationship management and analytics tools | Yahoo News | 3/12/2020

… Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which serves cancer patients at treatment centers and hospitals throughout the U.S., and Piedmont Healthcare, which has 11 hospitals and serves in over 250 locations, according to its website . The ability to manage accounts, track analytics over time and integrate that data provides a way for these facilities to more efficiently do their work and treat patients in need in a more organized manner. “All …

Medical Center

19 nurses share advice they would give to their younger selves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/26/2020

… Medical Center: Be kinder than you think you need to be. As I have matured in my role as an executive, I’ve realized that my ‘maximizer’ strength isn’t always what gets work done. A keen understanding of those around me, subtle clues and inquisition has assisted me in working with others’ strengths to gain positive movement and outcomes. Denise Ray, RN. Chief Nursing Executive at Piedmont Healthcare and CEO of …

Regional Medical Center

19 nurses share advice they would give to their younger selves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/26/2020

… assisted me in working with others’ strengths to gain positive movement and outcomes. Denise Ray, RN. Chief Nursing Executive at Piedmont Healthcare and CEO of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital (Atlanta and Jasper, Ga.): The advice I … and leader. Kelli Hohenstein, RN. Chief Nurse Officer at Dallas Regional Medical Center (Mesquite, Texas): Don’t be afraid to step outside the box to take on new challenges. Especially as a student nurse, see and …

Mayo Clinic

6 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/21/2020

… 1. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare announced a multiyear extension of its agreement with Cerner . 2. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic ‘s library of clinical insights and patient education content will now be accessible … System. 5. Piedmont (Ga.) Columbus Regional , part of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, tapped Gozio Health to develop its mobile wayfinding platform for hospital navigation. 6. Capital Health announced it will implement a Cerner EHR across …

Memorial Hospital

The 66 hospitals, health systems that signed Epic’s letter opposing interoperability rules | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/11/2020

… La Crosse, Wis.)23. Guthrie (Sayre, Pa.)25. Hospital Sisters (Springfield, Ill.)26. HSHS Illinois (Springfield)27. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital (Oconto Falls, Wis.)28. HSHS St Joseph’s (Chippewa Falls, Wis.)29. HSHS Wisconsin … Hospital (Cavalier, N.D.)46. Permanente Dental Associates (Portland, Ore.)47. Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta)48. Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (Grand Rapids, Mich.)49. Prevea Health (Green Bay, Wis.)50. Riverside (Kankakee, Ill.)51. River …

Mercy

The 66 hospitals, health systems that signed Epic’s letter opposing interoperability rules | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/11/2020

Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.)36. Mercy Health Services (Janesville, Wis.)37. Middlesex Health (Middletown, Conn.)38. Mt. Auburn (Cambridge, Mass.)39. Northshore’s Evanston (Ill.) Hospital40. Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.)41. NYU Langone Health (New York City)42. OhioHealth (Columbus)43. Parkview Health (Fort Wayne, Ind.)44. PeaceHealth (Vancouver, Wash.)45. Pembia County Memorial Hospital (Cavalier, N.D.)46. Permanente Dental Associates (Portland, Ore.)47. Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta)48. Pine Rest Christian Mental …

UPMC

Thoracic Surgeon Trained in Minimally Invasive Techniques Joins Capital Health Surgical Group | PR Newswire | 1/10/2020

… her general surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital and her cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pennsylvania . In addition, she completed fellowship training in minimally invasive thoracic and esophageal … was a thoracic surgeon at Piedmont Heart Institute, part of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, GA. She has participated in research in the areas of thoracic oncology at University of Pennsylvania , cardiovascular biology at Harvard School …

Northwell Health

Summit CityMD Announces Key Executive Appointments | PR Newswire | 12/9/2019

NEW YORK and BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. Summit CityMD, the first-of-its-kind health care entity created by the merger of Summit Medical Group and CityMD, today announced the appointments of health care industry veterans Robert Scoskie and Matt Gove to growth-focused executive positions. Most recently with Northwell Health, Scoskie has joined Summit CityMD as Chief Business Development Officer. Recruited from Piedmont Healthcare, Gove was named the organization’s Chief …

Advocate Health Care

Health System Operating Margins Improve, But Still Below 2015 Level | RevCycle Intelligence | 10/29/2019

Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care , and Piedmont Healthcare and several Georgia hospitals, also resulted in non-incremental growth in the 2018 fiscal year, researchers reported. However, smaller health systems performed better from 2015 to 2018 compared to their larger peers with scale, the analysis uncovered. Health system scale as measured by total patient revenue in 2018 was a negative predictor of operating performance during the four-year period …

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Deutsch of Perimeter Plastic Surgery Recommends Fall for Elective Surgery | PRWeb | 10/10/2019

… Piedmont Healthcare. With specialized training from MD Anderson Cancer Center and Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Deutsch performs procedures for breast cancer reconstruction, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and complex cosmetic cases including breast procedures and the extremely popular “mommy makeover.” During each appointment, he will provide all of the essential facts about any procedure while answering any questions or concerns that you have in mind. Before choosing to …

Northeast Georgia Health System

Anthem Faces Contract Standoff, Launches New Health Plan In Georgia | 9/3/2019

… Georgia patients. Consumers are being notified that on Sept. 30, the contract between the state’s largest health insurer, Anthem, and Northeast Georgia Health System is due to expire. That would make Northeast Georgia’s Gainesville hospital … battles. Last year, the insurer worked out a contract with Piedmont Healthcare only after their old deal had expired. And Anthem was unable to strike an agreement with WellStar Health System on one of the …

Baylor Scott & White Health

Healthcare Realty Trust Reports Results for the Second Quarter NYSE:HR | Globe Newswire | 7/31/2019

… Piedmont Healthcare’s hospital in the Buckhead area of Atlanta for $28.0 million. The 48,000 square foot building is 100% leased. A medical office building adjacent to AA- rated Baylor Scott & White Health’s All Saints Medical Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth market for $17.0 million. The 90,000 square foot building is 85% leased and adjacent to a 140,000 square foot, on-campus medical office building developed by the Company. A …

Aetna

Piedmont Healthcare reaches contract accord with Aetna | 10/8/2019

Aetna health insurance policyholders can breathe a sigh of relief. Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients of continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities and physicians. Piedmont and Aetna reached this agreement five months before their current agreement was set to expire. By completing this new agreement so far ahead of schedule, both parties are demonstrating their strong commitment to our …

Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna Secure New Contract | 10/4/2019

Staff Report From Georgia CEO Friday, October 4th, 2019 Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients of continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities and physicians. Piedmont and Aetna reached this agreement five months before their current agreement was set to expire. By completing this new agreement so far ahead of schedule, both parties are demonstrating their strong commitment to our patients …

Kelly Gooch

Ed Lovern named CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

Ed Lovern named CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes Kelly Gooch - Print Email Ed Lovern has been tapped to serve as health system president and CEO of Ascension Saint Agnes in Baltimore, effective July 20. Since 2013, Mr. Lovern has served as COO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, the 643-bed flagship of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare. He previously was executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Piedmont Healthcare and held …

John Haupert

Foundations and Individuals Raise More Than $800,000 to Help Feed Frontline Workers | Yahoo News | 4/10/2020

… Piedmont Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , Northside Hospital and WellStar Health System. The program is also expanding to deliver meals to Atlanta police and Atlanta fire and rescue first responders. “Our frontline workers are giving their all to help our patients. Grady is grateful for the incredible community support for our staff through the Feed the Frontline meal program,” said John Haupert , president and CEO …

Michael Brown

Atlanta hospital to open space early during COVID-19 pandemic | Modern Healthcare | 4/7/2020

… order to provide more intensive care beds during the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll in Georgia increased to 329. Piedmont Healthcare announced Tuesday that three floors of the new Marcus Tower at Piedmont Atlanta … than his, such as closing beaches. Glynn County Commission Chairman Michael Browning, a Republican, sent a letter to Kemp urging the Republican governor to reverse course and allow cities and counties to impose tougher restrictions …

Donald Trump

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Kaiser Health News | 3/17/2020

… 19 Crisis Trump Strikes More Somber Tone As He Shares New Guidelines That Encourage Social Distancing, Limit Unnecessary Travel President Donald Trump had been playing down the crisis, so his change in attitude was notable … impact of COVID-19,” read the statement from Emory Healthcare, Piedmont Healthcare and Wellstar Health System. (Trubey, 3/17) Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Hospitals Rushed By People Seeking Testing Some Georgia hospitals are already straining to cope …

Sarah Buhr

Salesforce adds new healthcare provider relationship management and analytics tools | TechCrunch | 3/11/2020

Sarah Buhr @sarahbuhr / 8 hours Software giant Salesforce announced this week the addition of a few new tools in healthcare management to the Salesforce Health Cloud, with the goal being to help payers and providers … patients at treatment centers and hospitals throughout the U.S., and Piedmont Healthcare, which has 11 hospitals and serves in over 250 locations, according to its website . The ability to manage accounts, track analytics over time …

Kevin Brown

Lily Henson M.D. named CEO of Piedmont Henry Hospital | 2/6/2020

Piedmont Healthcare in 2015 as the Chief of Neurology and joined Piedmont Henry in 2016 as the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer. Her focus as CMO was to reinforce the hospital’s culture of safety and to create an infrastructure that provided the best care for patients. “Dr. Henson will be a fantastic leader for Piedmont Henry,” said Kevin Brown, President and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. “She has a proven record of …

Castle Connolly

Dr. Deutsch of Perimeter Plastic Surgery Recommends Fall for Elective Surgery | PRWeb | 10/10/2019

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for the fourth year in a row. Dr. Deutsch serves a multitude of hospitals, including Northside and Piedmont Healthcare. With specialized training from MD Anderson Cancer Center and Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Deutsch performs procedures for breast cancer reconstruction, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and complex cosmetic cases including breast procedures and the extremely popular “mommy makeover.” During each appointment, he will provide all …

Andrea Mejia

Patientco Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace to Power Seamless Payment Experience | HIT Consultant | 7/8/2019

… Andrea Mejia, Executive Director of Patient Financial Care at Piedmont Healthcare. “In fact, this has resulted in reduced patient call handle times, improving the patient financial experience while boosting staff productivity …

Michael Burnett

Stephen Porter to become Piedmont Fayette Hospital CEO: 4 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/16/2019

Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare named Stephen Porter CEO of Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga., effective June 24. Four things to know: 1. Mr. Porter most recently served as CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare … from Richmond-based Medical College of Virginia. 4. He succeeds Michael Burnett, who was named CEO of Piedmont Athens (Ga.) Regional Medical Center. More articles on executive moves …

Yvette Doran

MGMA’s New 2017-2018 Board of Directors to Lead the Conversation in Healthcare | PR Newswire | 10/31/2017

… Yvette T. Doran , and three new board members selected from among the nation’s top healthcare business executives. New Board Chair Yvette Doran , MBA, FACMPE, is the Chief Operating Officer for Ascension Medical Group – Tennessee’s , Saint … CPA, CGMA, MBA, CMPE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Healthcare PA, Statesville, NC . About MGMA Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the premier association for professionals who lead medical practice. Since 1926, through …

Ryan Camp

MGMA’s New 2017-2018 Board of Directors to Lead the Conversation in Healthcare | PR Newswire | 10/31/2017

… and influence critical healthcare decisions in this ever-changing landscape.” New members appointed to the MGMA Board of Directors include: Ryan Campbell , FACHE, FACMPE, Corporate Director, Physician Services, DCH Health Systems, Tuscaloosa, AL . Gregory S … CPA, CGMA, MBA, CMPE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Healthcare PA, Statesville, NC . About MGMA Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the premier association for professionals who lead medical practice. Since 1926, through …

Ryan Campbell

MGMA’s New 2017-2018 Board of Directors to Lead the Conversation in Healthcare | PR Newswire | 10/31/2017

… and influence critical healthcare decisions in this ever-changing landscape.” New members appointed to the MGMA Board of Directors include: Ryan Campbell , FACHE, FACMPE, Corporate Director, Physician Services, DCH Health Systems, Tuscaloosa, AL . Gregory S … CPA, CGMA, MBA, CMPE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Healthcare PA, Statesville, NC . About MGMA Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the premier association for professionals who lead medical practice. Since 1926, through …