Loma Linda University Health Plans to Have Greater Impact on U.S. Health Policy

As reported in the AdventistReview, the Adventist Health Policy Association’s (AHPA) new Washington, D.C. office location will provide the presence necessary to help influence political leaders in an effort to advance policy supporting hospitals’ ability to provide accessible health care. AHPA serves as the policy and advocacy voice for more than 90 hospitals in 17 states. The organization aims to ensure that existing and new federal legislation, policies, rules, and guidelines allow its members to fulfill their missions

AdventHealth Tampa Leads First National Research on Female Heart Disease

Research has found that many women who have chest pain or other symptoms of heart disease but no significant blockage on testing are often released from cardiology care untreated. Research also shows that those same women have very high rates of stroke, heart failure and death. To further this study, AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, part of AdventHealth Tampa, is championing a new trial called the WARRIOR Trial. PRNewswire reported it is the nation’s first large, randomized controlled research study for women with signs of coronary heart disease.

AdventHealth Names Two New CEOs in Central Florida

The Orlando Sentinel has shared executive leadership changes with AdventHealth. Brett Spenst is the new CEO of AdventHealth Orlando, the health system’s flagship hospital, and Carl Dupper was named CEO of AdventHealth Winter Garden. Dupper started his position in January, while Spenst will begin in his new role in March.

Kettering Health Network Opens NASA-Like Command Center

With the ultimate goal to be able to determine the best bed in the most appropriate care setting for the patient based on a number of factors, Kettering Health has opened its new operations command center. The nearly 17,000-square-foot space is the first of its kind in the Dayton area. The command center will provide centralization of Kettering Health Network’s transportation, patient bed placement and path of discharge.

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital: AMITA Health Physicians Named ‘Top Doctors’ in Chicago Metropolitan Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company has recognized 18 AMITA Health physicians as Top Doctors in the Chicago area. As reported in the West Cook News, Stuart Marcus, MD, AMITA Health executive vice president and chief clinical officer shared, “These physicians were recognized directly by their peers for their excellence. We congratulate our Top Doctors and thank them for the outstanding care they provide.”

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center’s Forensic Nurses Honored by County Council

Because January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council presented special recognition to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center’s Forensic Medical Unit (FMU) for its work assisting human trafficking victims. In an Adventist HealthCare press release, Patsy McNeil, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Shady Grove, said during the ceremony that there is “no higher example of our Mission than the work the FMU does for our patients.”

Catholic Healthcare News – February 2019
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