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Stone-Cold Facts About Kidney Stones – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Comments (0)
Each year, more than a half million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone issues. It is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives and the prevalence in the… Read More

The Influencers of Health May Surprise You – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)
When many of us think about being “healthy,” formal healthcare often comes to mind. Politically, much attention is placed on access to healthcare. It’s true the healthcare system is of vital importance in prevention, early detection and treatment, but did… Read More

Engaged AND Aligned – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Comments (0)
Hospitals and physicians have always had to work together, but our working relationships have changed over time.  Years ago hospitals were chiefly interested in making sure physicians were satisfied with the services they provided in terms of ease of scheduling… Read More

We’re Accountable – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Monday, January 15, 2018 | Comments (0)
The aging population is currently at its highest level in history. As our community ages, healthcare costs rise, but what if there was a way to improve the quality of care for aging patients while simultaneously decreasing healthcare costs? According… Read More

SNAP to Save Lives – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Comments (0)
With the shared goal of improving safety and quality for patients, the American Hospital Association (AHA) created the Health Research and Educational Trust “Hospital Improvement Innovation Network” (HIIN) which allows hospitals from across the nation to share resources, best practices… Read More

Flu Vaccine: Myth-Busters for Kids – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)
The flu virus is common and unpredictable, and it can cause serious complications and death—even in healthy children. Despite studies proving that flu vaccinations are a lifesaver, less than half of all children in the United States (and even fewer… Read More

Do You Have a Care Coordinator? – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | Comments (0)
More and more practices are employing Care Coordinators to help physicians ensure their most complex patients are actively managed to achieve the best possible outcomes.  Why is Care Coordination Important? Coordinated care has become increasingly necessary as the chronically ill… Read More

Are You Aware of Medical Identity Theft? – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Comments (0)
There is much talk about identity theft and how to safeguard your financial information, but did you know that thieves can steal your medical identity too? What is Medical Identity Theft?  Medical Identity Theft is when a thief uses your… Read More

SEPSIS: Deadly & Difficult to Diagnose – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Comments (0)
Sepsis is one of the most common causes of death in a hospital, affecting 1 million people and killing more Americans each year than AIDs, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.  One reason for the high death rate is that… Read More

What is a Medicare Wellness Visit? – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Comments (0)
For more than 40 years, Medicare has provided seniors with health coverage, concentrating on treating beneficiaries’ conditions and diseases when they are sick or injured.  That changed in 2011 when Medicare began emphasizing preventive care to keep people healthy from… Read More

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