System/Hospital News

Miami Valley Hospital

The Chiefs of Staff Lecture Series presents “Healthcare Hotspotting: Innovative Approaches to Caring for Super-Utilizers.”

The Chiefs of Staff Lecture Series was initiated and funded through generous donor support from the former Chiefs of Staff at Miami Valley Hospital. The lectures are designed to introduce thought-provoking, innovative approaches to health care delivery.

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner
Brenner HSJeffrey Brenner, MD, is a family physician who is creating a comprehensive health care delivery model, which meets the medical and social needs of impoverished citizens in Camden, New Jersey. Recognizing the need for a new way for hospitals, providers, and community residents to collaborate, he founded the Camden Coalition of Healthcare providers. Through the Camden Coalition, local stakeholders are working to build an integrated health delivery model, bringing together doctors in community-based private practices, frontline hospital staff and social workers across the city to participate in the strategy of comprehensive preventive and primary care.

His work was profiled by writer and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande in an article in The New Yorker entitled “The Hot Spotters” and in an episode of “Frontline.” A MacArthur Fellow Award winner in 2013, Dr. Brenner is working with communities across the country to help them create their own collaborative approach to health care delivery. Dr. Brenner is also the Medical Director of the Urban Health Institute, a dedicated business unit at Cooper Health System focused on improving care of the underserved. Using modern business techniques, they are redesigning long-standing clinical care models to deliver better care at lower cost.

Monday, June 23, 2014
Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402

5:45 pm – 6:15pm
Charity E. Early Auditorium
Sinclair Community College

6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Frederick C. Smith Auditorium
Sinclair Community College

Limited seating is available. Please register on the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation website or call 937-208-2700 for more information.

Miami Valley Hospital recently added specialized services in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI).

As a reminder, the outpatient CompuNet lab on the first floor of MVH has been consolidated with the lab located on the ground floor of the Berry Women’s Center. All outpatient lab services are now handled at this location. The Berry location has been renovated and expanded to accommodate additional patient volume.

Good Samaritan Hospital

Physicians collaborating to reduce cost and improve efficiency Background

The GSH interventional radiology’s suite was in need of equipment replacement and extensive renovation and expansion at a cost of $2- $3 million.

However, the cardiology cath lab had an underutilized four-year-old room that was available for use. Collaboratively, radiologists and cardiologists determined that it was possible to move the interventional suite into the cath lab, with minimal construction and equipment modifications and adjustment of workflows. The project was completed with benefits to both services as outlined below:

Dr. Tyrrell
“Our angiography suite was at the end of its lifecycle, and we were faced with the decision to replace the room at significant cost (over $2 million), or consider moving to one of the lesser- utilized cardiac cath rooms. Giving up something new is always difficult, but we also knew that the hospital is facing difficult economic challenges.

The move, however , has brought us closer to our cardiology colleagues, which I feel has been a very positive experience. We are much better integrated, and even collaborate on patient care, which translates to better outcomes.”

Dr. Joffe
“Having interventional colleagues close-by has enhanced cooperation and collegiality, and has improved patient care by both interventionalists in cardiology, along with IR colleagues. Each specialty has benefited by the move. IR has assisted with difficult and unusual access issues, such as posterior tibial needle puncture by the ankle, which has enhanced our ability to treat PVD, and has allowed us to observe the use of coronary technique, as well as treating below the knee PVD.”

Good Samaritan Hospital North Update

The proposed ED at GSHN has received board approval. Groundbreaking is scheduled for June 5, 2014.

Atrium Medical Center

Atrium Medical Center recently received its third consecutive “A” rating from The LeapFrog Group for the facility’s hospital safety score. The scores are assigned based on analysis of infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors from both the “Hospital Compare” web site and the AHA annual survey. While different combinations of measures from various surveys can lead to variations in scores from any hospital, we are proud of our continued high ranking in this particular survey, and thank our physicians and staff for their dedication to providing high-quality patient care.

Upper Valley Medical Center

The annual UVMC Bill and Ruth McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium was held May 29 in the new conference rooms at the UVMC Physician Office Building. The program, entitled Interventional Oncology: Minimally Invasive Cancer Treatment, featured presentations by Tarek M. Sabagh, MD, FACP, medical director/cancer liaison, UVMC Cancer Care Center, and Shannon L. Kauffman, MD, interventional radiologist. Tours of the UVMC Cancer Care Center were included.

UVMC Occupational Health underwent a very successful ISO 9001: 2008 Survey on May 13 and 14. The ISO surveyors cited many “noteworthy efforts” and issued no major citations in this annual survey.

Upper Valley will host an open house for the new Professional Office Building on June 3. Read more

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