“Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a not-for-profit, integrated health system based in New Mexico, has succeeded in launching care models that keep patients out of the hospital. Dale Maxwell, who officially took over as CEO just over a year ago, says the organization will continue to advance new delivery models. Presbyterian has also been at the forefront in addressing end-of-life care and social determinants of health. Maxwell recently spoke with Modern Healthcare public health reporter Steven Ross Johnson.” Read the interview on the Modern Healthcare website HERE.
“Still trying to figure out how to corral — and carry — your basic medical information and records? IPhone-toting patients within the Methodist Health System now have an app for that, and it’s already installed on their devices,” the Daily Nonpareil reports. “Methodist is one of 39 health systems in the United States that have worked with Apple to offer patients access to health information through the Apple Health app that comes installed on iPhones. Currently, Methodist is the only health system in Iowa and Nebraska to offer the capability. But Dr. Greg Hutteger, the health system’s chief medical information officer, said he envisions that other health systems eventually will join, giving patients the ability to tap into information from other hospitals and clinics.”
“The state of health care in America is changing and much of the change includes expanded health care services in rapidly developing markets. That’s the message of Baptist Memorial Health Care CEO Jason Little who was the keynote speaker recently at the DeSoto County Economic Development Council’s Quarterly Luncheon at Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch. ‘Health care is a $7 trillion-dollar industry,’ Little said, adding that great advance shave been made in providing health care to the world’s 7 billion people. Much remains to be done to provide access to some of the world’s underserved regions, which have other advanced amenities but not necessarily adequate health care. ‘A total of 4.5 billion people have toilets and 6 billion people have cell phones,’ observed Little. Little spoke about the progress that Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto has made during the past 27 years since the hospital’s establishment in Southaven in 1989, part of the larger $2.7 billion Baptist Memorial Health Care network which began with Baptist’s founding in 1912 in Memphis.” Read more on the DeSoto Times-Tribune website HERE.
“Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s commitment to environmental excellence has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care,” reports the Chicago Tribune. “The hospital earned Practice Greenhealth’s Emerald Award, presented annually to honor the environmental sustainability achievements of health care facilities that are setting the standard in eliminating mercury, reducing and recycling waste and sustainable sourcing, among other achievements. Lutheran General Hospital was among eleven Advocate hospitals to receive individual recognition from the non-profit. For the 10th straight year, Advocate Health Care received Practice Greenhealth’s System for Change Award, which honors health care systems working to reduce energy use, increase recycling, establish green building practices and set and meet other goals related to sustainability. The system’s decade-long record of recognition represents the longest active streak in the United States.”