Ground was broken for Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center’s new patient tower. According to the Queen Creek Independent. The 220,000 square foot, five-story facility is slated to open in 202.1 Mark Slyter, president/CEO of Dignity Health Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers, stated, “The new tower will not only bring new jobs to the East Valley, but it will allow us to further our commitment to providing the best care possible to our community.”
St. Louis-based non-profit health system, SSM Health has taken a low-cost, high efficiency approach to telehealth services. The ‘virtual visit’ program only charges $25 per call, doesn’t file insurance and limits service hours. As reported by HealthLeaders, the program meets multiple organizational strategies: to provide quality healthcare at an affordable price, grow patient volume, and direct consumers to the lowest cost care venue.
American Hospital Association board has announced Rod Hochman, MD, president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health as chair-elect designate for 2021. Hochman is a physician executive whose medical background is in both rheumatology and internal medicine. HealthLeaders reported the announcement was made on the first day of the AHA Leadership Summit.
CHI Franciscan has partnered with GE Healthcare using predictive analytics to centralize patient care across eight of the system’s acute care hospitals. Kitsap Daily News reported CHI Franciscan is the first hospital system in the state of Washington, and the fifth globally, to use this technology. The Artificial Intelligence hub will be used to match resources with patient needs.