The National Cancer Institute has awarded a six-year, $25 million grant to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and caregivers. This will support the continuation of funding for clinical research that began with a grant that was awarded in 2014. This program focuses on how different therapies, such as radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, can affect the quality of life for patients and their caregivers. Read more detail on the areas of study in the Triad Business Journal article.
Michelle Stansbury, vice president of IT innovation, works alongside a team to rapidly develop and implement a variety of tech-based solutions to better serve Houston Methodist’s patients and clinicians, and prospective employees. Recently, Ms. Stansbury shared her thoughts with Becker’s Hospital Review on how Houston Methodist takes a dynamic approach to innovation.
After some confusion regarding the pairing of Atrium Health with Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine, Chris Berger, head of corporate communications for Atrium Health was called upon by the Triad Business Journal to explain. He said, “A strategic combination has some of the same effects as a merger, but there are significant differences in the two, and we are trying to accurately describe the relationship as best as possible.” Both legal entities remain intact and continue to answer to their respective boards. The two systems will, however, operate as a unified enterprise, integrating their respective strategic and operational efforts, Berger explained.
New Tower at Baptist Hospital, New Institute in Downtown Winston-Salem Among Plans Forming with Atrium Health
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Atrium Health will build a multi-faceted tower and an eye institute in Winston-Salem, as reported in the Greensboro News & Record. The tower will house the emergency department, operating rooms and intensive care unit services and will be built on the main Ardmore campus atop an existing parking deck.