Faith-Based Healthcare News – July 2019

Faith-Based Healthcare News – July 2019
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Baptist Health Care is Moving Their Main Hospital

A new 650,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will sit on 50 acres will house Baptist Health Care in Pensacola. The announcement was made by Baptist Health Care’s CEO, Mark Faulkner. As reported on ABC3WEARTV, construction is scheduled to begin next year with plans to open in 2023

Health Matters: Baptist Health and UAMS Launch New Graduate Medical Education Program

Construction is wrapping up on the home of the new Graduate Medical Education Program in North Little Rock.  Opening in September, 24 residents will kick off this inaugural class.  Baptist Health and UAMS partnered to offer these three-year programs as a solution to address the physician shortage and to expand health care in Arkansas.  NBC’s KARK reports the GME Program should be able to train up to 120 residents in about five years.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Unveils New Colon Cancer Screening App

Called mobile Patient Technology for Health – or mPATH-CRC for short, the new iPad app developed by doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Health assists in colon cancer screening tests.  As reported by 88.5WFDD, the National Cancer Institute has awarded over a million dollars in grant funds for further testing of the technology in clinics across North Carolina and Kentucky.

NewYork-Presbyterian Unveils Health IT, Telemedicine Institute

NewYork-Presbyterian has launched an innovation institute called the Hauser Institute for Health Innovation to promote advances in health IT and telemedicine. “With the Hausers’ extraordinary support, NewYork-Presbyterian is transforming the way health care is delivered, using technology to put patients’ needs first and expand access to our world-class care,” said Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. According to HIT Infrastructure, a focus of the institute will be expanding telemedicine services deeper into the communities NewYork-Presbyterian serves to provide care with an emphasis on preventive health and wellness.

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