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Consumerism Meets Healthcare – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Bizzuka Administrator - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | Comments (0)
In the 1950’s, a woman’s primary roles were being a wife, mother and homemaker. Children went to school and came home to help with essential chores. Physicians, which were usually a well-known few in the community, held many hats as baby-delivers, caregivers and coroners. Through great care, patients formed unbreakable, lifetime bonds with their doctors.… Read More

A Breathtaking Season – By: Kassie Roussel, Director of Marketing

Bizzuka Administrator - Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Comments (0)
COPD + WINTER The trees are trimmed, the stockings are hung and winter is here (for now anyway). The most wonderful time of the year for many, may also be one of the hardest seasons for patients with COPD (chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder). Patients with COPD my suffer with wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath… Read More

Clearing Up Price Transparency – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Bizzuka Administrator - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Comments (0)
As “Black Friday” approaches, consumers are starting to search for online ads and making plans to find a copy of the Thanksgiving week sale papers. Some of us will search for weeks to save a few hundred dollars on a TV or designer purse. Now imagine walking into a store without prices, grabbing a TV… Read More

The Challenge to Get Moving

Bizzuka Administrator - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Comments (0)
“Exercise is medicine” is not simply a saying, but actually backed by scientific research.  According to, research proves that regular exercise (about 30 minutes, five times per week)—and running in particular—has health benefits that extend well beyond any prescription. Studies indicate that running can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood… Read More

What You Don’t See Matters – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Bizzuka Administrator - Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Comments (0)
Just as every organization has unique building or architecture, so too is it that each organization has a particular culture that is invisible. Broadly speaking, “corporate culture” is the general vibe, or feel, of a workplace based on how employees interact with each other and with patients or customers. Corporate culture is defined as “the… Read More

The Aging Population – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Bizzuka Administrator - Monday, May 14, 2018 | Comments (0)
America’s population is aging rapidly. Almost 15 percent of the United States’ population is 65 or older and the older adult population is expected to nearly double by 2050.  Every May, the National Administration on Aging leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month to recognize this growing population. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every… Read More

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

Bizzuka Administrator - 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 United States is increasing. According to Mayo Clinic researchers, better diagnostic tools could be part… Read More

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

Bizzuka Administrator - 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 you know it actually only represents 10% of the factors that influence health? The other… Read More

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

Bizzuka Administrator - 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 procedures, turnaround time on test results and access to the tools and equipment they need… Read More

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

Bizzuka Administrator - 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 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), this is precisely the goal of… Read More

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