Jason Dunkel Named President and CEO for Florida Hospital North Pinellas

“Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital, has named Jason Dunkel to the position of President and CEO for Florida Hospital North Pinellas,” announced Florida Hospital. “Dunkel will assume leadership responsibilities for the 168-bed hospital immediately. Dunkel previously served as Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Florida Hospital North Pinellas. Prior to joining Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Dunkel served in various health care operations and strategic development roles at Adventist Health System hospitals, including Director of Business Development at Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, Colorado, and Executive Director of Business Development and marketing at Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tennessee.”

Q&A with Adventist Health Castle CEO Kathy Raethel on Hawaii’s Unique Healthcare Needs

Adventist Health Castle in Kailua, on the island of Oahu, about 12 miles from Honolulu, is a community-based medical center with 150 beds and a physicians group that takes care of about 50,000 lives. It is led by Kathy Raethel, who’s been CEO since 2011. Last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology recognized the hospital with the Baldridge award, the only healthcare organization in the state of Hawaii to ever receive the award. But that award wasn’t Raethel’s only accomplishment last year. She was also inducted into the Fire Starter Hall of Fame, the highest award for excellence given by the Studer Group. Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar recently spoke with Raethel. To read the interview, visit Modern Healthcare HERE.

Kettering Health to Build Larger Troy Hospital Than First Planned

“Kettering Health Network received approval from the city of Troy to build a larger hospital than it first planned,” Dayton Daily New reports. “The health network has a hospital under construction just outside of downtown Troy and was approved this week by the planning commission to add more than 30,000 square feet to the building than originally proposed. The health network decided to add oncology services at the future Troy hospital, which would have left the building completely full under the original plan. The expanded plans will provide enough room so the hospital can add beds or additional medical services as the need arises.”

Loma Linda University Study Says ADHD Severity is Associated with Video Game Addiction Severity

“A study by Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health researchers found that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) severity is associated with severity of video game addiction,” announced Loma Linda University Health. “The study, ‘Video game addiction, ADHD symptomatology, and video game reinforcement,’ published June 6 in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, found that risk of addiction existed regardless of type of video game played or preferred most. The study was released this month within days of obsessive video game playing being recognized as an international public health concern. The World Health Organization added ‘gaming disorder’ in its International Classification of Diseases, 11th edition, released on June 18. In the Loma Linda University study, the number of hours playing video games was associated with addiction severity. Age was not a factor. Also, males reported greater addiction severity than females.”

Washington Adventist Hospital Earns Award for High-Quality Heart Care

“Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital has received a national award for its high-quality care of heart attack patients — one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor,” according to a news release from Adventist Healthcare. “The American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry honored Washington Adventist Hospital with the 2018 Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. Washington Adventist Hospital is also accredited as a Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, an Institute of the American College of Cardiology, for the efficient and rapid treatment of heart attacks.”

Catholic Healthcare News – July 2018
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