Faith-Based Healthcare News – August 2017

By August 18, 2017 News, Healthcare Articles

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital Appoints Diane Ridgway President

“Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown (Tenn.) Hospital tapped Diane Ridgway to serve as its new president,” Becker’s Hospital Review reports.  “Most recently, she served as Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital’s vice president of patient care and COO. Ms. Ridgway succeeds William Kenley, who is taking on the role of executive vice president for the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Community Group.”

Presbyterian Healthcare Has New CFO

“Presbyterian Healthcare Services has hired a new chief financial officer and senior vice president, five months after the former CFO, Dale Maxwell, assumed the job of president and chief executive officer at the healthcare system,” according to Albuquerque Journal. “Roger Larsen, CFO for Sutter Health Northern California’s Bay Area Foundation and East Bay Hospitals, will begin the new job on Sept. 11, Presbyterian announced Friday. Founded in 1908, the nonprofit PHS is the state’s largest private employer with 11,000 employees. With eight hospitals and dozens of clinics in New Mexico, it reported $3.1 billion in revenue in 2016.”

Baptist Health M.D. Appointed to National Government Committee

“U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Government Accountability Office has appointed Brett Oliver, MD, of Baptist Health in Louisville to serve on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, which is within the executive branch and established by the 21st Century Cures Act,” reports SurfKY News Group. “McConnell supported the appointment of Dr. Oliver, a practicing family physician in Scott County and currently serving as the Chief Medical Information Officer for Baptist Health. ‘He has personally seen the benefits of technology through use of electronic health records (EHR) with his patients, and in a professional capacity as a key player in an EHR installation at Kentucky’s largest health system.’ said Stephen Oglesby, Baptist Health co-CEO.”

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Contributes Millions in Benefits to Local Communities

“Advocate Lutheran General Hospital played an integral role in Advocate Health Care’s $692 million contribution in charitable care and community services in 2016, up $6 million from the previous year,” according to the Chicago Tribune. “The hospital, in addition to providing free and subsidized care, offered several programs and services that respond to the unique needs of Park Ridge and surrounding communities, as determined through Advocate Lutheran General’s community health needs assessments. Two important programs are the Advocate Heart Institute’s South Asian Cardiovascular Center (SACC) and Community Collaborative Approach to Mental Health, as a partner with the Park Ridge Police Department.”

Methodist Mansfield Wins Two Readers’ Choice Awards

“Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was named Best Hospital and Best Maternity Ward by the Focus Daily News Focus on Excellence 2017 Readers Choice Awards,” Focus Daily News reports. “In other honors, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center achieved Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC recognition program is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Methodist Mansfield is the first Mansfield hospital to achieve Magnet status and is among 40 designated facilities in Texas. Only eight percent of hospitals in the United States have earned this designation.”

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