“Methodist Hospital of Henderson and Deaconess Health System of Evansville announced an affiliation agreement that will allow Methodist ‘to remain independent, with some support from Deaconess,’” Evansville Courier & Press reports. “Discussions between Deaconess and Methodist have been ongoing for about three years. Officials with the much smaller Methodist have said financial pressures drove their decision to pursue an affiliation with Deaconess. Officials with Deaconess and Methodist also stressed that the affiliation agreement is not ‘a merger.’”
“Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health tapped Larry W. Gray to serve as president of Baptist Health Louisville (Ky.), according to a Times-Tribune report. Most recently, Mr. Gray served as president of Baptist Health Corbin (Ky.),” reports Beckers Hospital Review. “During his tenure as Baptist Health Corbin president, the hospital received Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience for its oncology center as well as expanded several services, including behavioral health. Mr. Gray has worked at Baptist Health for 35 years. Anthony W. Powers, RN, MSN, vice president at Baptist Health Corbin, will replace Mr. Gray as interim president of the Corbin hospital.”
Recently Brian Paradis penned an article on healthcare leadership for Becker’s Hospital Review. Paradis is a senior partner at C-Suite Solutions, a strategic advisory firm serving health system leaders across the U.S. Previously, Paradis served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Florida Hospital’s Central Region and as the Chief Financial Officer for the Florida Division of Adventist Health System. Read the article on our website or at Becker’s Hospital Review HERE.
“The Advocate Brain and Spine Institute at Lutheran General Hospital has expanded its offerings with the addition of the Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance System. Lutheran General is the first hospital in the state to offer the state-of-the-art technology for spine surgery,” according to the Chicago Tribune. “Acquiring the Surgical Robotic Guidance System is part of Lutheran General’s continual commitment to delivering the highest quality care for patients, ensuring that they are receiving the best treatments possible. The Mazor X™ robotics system integrates and streamlines three complex processes providing surgeons with more advanced spinal surgery options. The robotics system delivers its greatest technological benefits to spine surgeons performing complex spine reconstructions as well as minimally invasive procedures as accuracy is paramount for these cases.”
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Presbyterian Partner to Improve Pediatric Specialty Care
“In an effort to improve the health and well-being of New Mexico’s children, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) and Presbyterian Healthcare Services (Presbyterian) are partnering to pursue sustainable access to pediatric specialty care,” announced Presbyterian Healthcare Services in a statement. “The partnership seeks to improve coordination of care, health outcomes and experiences for children and their families across New Mexico as well as recruitment and retention of pediatric specialists. As part of this partnership, UNM HSC and Presbyterian are discussing the creation of a joint ambulatory pediatric specialty center that will provide clinical, diagnostic, procedural and urgent care services using the resources of both organizations.”