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Priority Ambulance, a private ambulance service company, has been named the national AMBY Award winner by the American Ambulance Association in two categories: Innovation in EMS and Patient and Employee Safety Programs.
The Innovation in EMS award stems from Priority’s innovative collaboration with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care systems, to create a systemwide solution to increase eff…
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Kettering Health Network is planning to build a $10 million "NASA-like" command center that officials say will be the first of its kind in the Dayton area.
The 17,000-square-foot command center will be located on the first floor of the 1050 Forrer Blvd. building in Kettering. Construction began July 25, and the center is expected to go live this November.
A total of 25 new jobs will be created as a result of the project. When…
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“In business, time is money. In health care, time is life.”
So said Chris Johnson, the new President of TeleTracking Technologies, a Downtown Pittsburgh-based provider of world-class patient flow command centers for hospitals and health systems. Johnson was recently promoted to the position after serving as the company’s chief solutions officer for several years, following a stint at GE Healthcare.
Inefficiency at hosp…
To address capacity challenges, the hospital implemented a strategic patient flow plan that included a centralized patient placement center.
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University of Alabama Medicine, a 1,157-bed academic medical center, manages 50,000 annual admissions and 300 daily emergency department visits. It has 57 operating room suites, with 130 surgeries per day.
UAB, the only American College of Surgeons-designated Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center in Alabama, als…
Jason Gregorakis was poor and in pain Friday morning.
That’s why he decided to attend Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh’s 2nd annual free dental clinic.
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“I used to be homeless,” he said.
Mr. Gregorakis, 33, of Aliquippa, arrived at PPG Paints Arena at 5:25 a.m. Friday, joining a crowd of more than 200 people lining up for the event by the time doors opened at 6 a.m. Nearly 1,200 volunteers, including 133 dent…
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A close look at four strategic initiatives hospital and health system senior leaders are using to keep their organizations relevant, necessary, and innovative.
Hospitals and health systems are facing competitive threats from more angles than ever before. From innovative healthcare tech startups to traditional payers making inroads into the provider space, today's threats have multiplied.
For healthcare leaders to ignore them wou…
At Virginia Commonwealth University, pharmacists had a problem.
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Even though they are a key part of the discharge process, they had limited information on which patients were closest to being sent home. Clinicians often submitted requests simply marked ASAP, interrupting the pharmacists several times a day to fill prescriptions, even if many of those patients were actually hours from discharge.
“There was really no l…
At Palmetto Health System, our vision is to be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves.
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With close to 1,500 beds, 15,000 team members, and facilities that were typically operating at 95 percent capacity, it became apparent that we needed to find a way to improve efficiency by improving the way patients were flowing through our system. Specifically, some of our challenges inclu…
June 29-30 at PPG Paints Arena
PITTSBURGH (May 16, 2018) – Now in its second year dedicated to serving the Pittsburgh community, Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh will host a free, two-day dental clinic for adults and children Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at the PPG Paints Arena.
Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh will bring together hundreds of dentists, clinicians, nurses and general volunteers to provide two days of dental care to underserved people living in the Pittsburgh region. Services and…
Integration of EMS and hospital system is key to ambulance service success.
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When the first Baptist-branded ambulances rolled into Memphis on April 1, 2017, it was the culmination of months of work developing a unique, integrated system that would ultimately streamline processes and increase efficiencies in patient transfers throughout Baptist Memorial Health Care’s 18 hospitals and six 9-1-1 service areas in Tennessee and Mississip…