Adventist Health has named Andrew Jahn as president of the Adventist Health Southern California Region, GlobeNewswire reports. “Jahn previously served as the president and chief executive officer of Adventist Health Sonora and affiliated clinics in Northern California. Jahn will assume his new duties full-time on February 28, 2018 and report to Bill Wing, President of Adventist Health.”
New Adventist Health System Study Shows Connection Between All-Cause Harm Measure and Hospital Safety Performance
“Understanding, detecting and preventing harm in the patient care setting continues to be a focus for health care providers across the country. Now, a new study by Adventist Health System, published in the Journal of Patient Safety, shows that there is a strong relationship between all-cause harm and key performance measures, indicating that when there is a positive patient safety culture, more engaged employees, and a more satisfying patient experience, there may be fewer instances of all-cause harm,” announced Adventist Health System. “The study, ‘Examining the Relationship of an All-Cause Harm Patient Safety Measure and Critical Performance Measures at the Frontline of Care,’ examined the connection between an all-cause harm measure and three performance areas: safety culture, employee engagement and patient experience. The performance areas were evaluated on eight inpatient care units at one hospital over seven months. “
“The ethical implications of practicing medicine as a Christian came to the fore during the 2018 Provonsha Lecture at Loma Linda University Health March 2. Guest lecturer Farr Curlin, MD, professor of medical humanities at Duke University School of Medicine and co-director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School, spoke about ‘What does medicine have to do with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ?’,” Loma Linda University Health announced. “Responding panelists from Loma Linda University Health were psychologist Barbara Couden Hernandez, PhD; physician and ethicist Grace Oei, MD; and theologian Richard Rice, PhD.”
“IBM Watson Health™ has named Kettering Medical Center and Sycamore Medical Center as two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals,” announced Kettering Health Network. “Formerly known as Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. This is the 13th time that Kettering Medical Center has been recognized with this honor—the second highest number of recognitions for any hospital on the 100 Top Hospitals list. This year marks the 9th time that Sycamore Medical Center has received the award—the eighth highest number of recognitions for any hospital on the 100 Top Hospitals list.”
Terry Forde, Adventist HealthCare CEO, recently explained the importance of one of Adventist HealthCare’s five core values: service. “There is an interesting Greek word that is used in the scriptures that provides some insight into the way we define compassion in Adventist HealthCare. The Greek word is splagchnizomai. The first part of the word (splagchna) means ‘internal organs,’ so splagchnizomai literally means to be moved so deeply by something that you feel it in the pit of your stomach…. this emotion moves us so completely that we can physically feel it, and we are compelled to respond. This muscular compassion with its vigorous response describes our reaction to someone in need. This is included in the meaning of the word ‘Service’ at the core of our values.” To read Forde’s entire explanation, visit the Adventist HealthCare website HERE.