Our link to St. Jude Hospital, St. Lucia
Hewanorra Health Volunteers (HHV) donated two ambulances to St. Jude Hospital in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. Celebrated on March 30, 2012, hospital executives in attendance boasted that the organization would be the “envy of other institutions” in the Caribbean, where EMT services like those St. Jude now provides are rare. J. Larry Tyler, Chairman and CEO, is an HHV board member.
Northeast Regional Leadership Advisory Board meets Sept. 28, 2012
The annual Northeast Regional Leadership Advisory Board meeting will be hosted by Tyler & Company’s Philadelphia office on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia. Keynote speaker Alan M. Zuckerman, FACHE, FAAHC, Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., President, will present, “Mergers and Acquisitions: Positioning Your Organization for a Post-Reform Environment.” Tyler & Company’s
President Dennis J. Kain, FACHE, will provide a leadership update, and he and Chairman and CEO, J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, FAAHC, CMPE, will offer summary commentary. To host attendees, other Tyler & Company executives will join Kain and Tyler.
Invitations were mailed to healthcare executives this summer. For more information about the board and follow-up stories, visit www.tylerandco.com. Go to News, then Events.
- Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, DE
Bayhealth opened a new Emergency Services and Cancer Center at Kent General Hospital in February 2012. Visit www.bayhealth.org for more details and photos of this new facility.
- Cornerstone Health Care, High Point, NC
Cornerstone Health Care announced plans to shift from a traditional fee-for-service model to a value-based system, involving the immediate hiring of 135 new employees and an investment of more than $25 million. Cornerstone’s strategy, announced in December 2011, includes “population-based” healthcare, whereby physicians monitor the care of patients with chronic diseases more closely and hire additional mid-level providers to help manage their disease more effectively. Clinical information specialists will make up half of the new hires, providing analysis of data tracking patient care and quality metrics through the company’s sophisticated electronic medical records system. Enhanced collaboration with hospitals and payer groups is another step in the transition. Dr. Grace E. Terrell, MD, Cornerstone President and CEO, also anticipates that Cornerstone will build stronger partnerships with the 10 hospitals throughout the region where the company’s 210 physicians have privileges.
- Methodist Health System, Dallas, TX
Three Methodist Health System executives were honored in “Hospital and Healthcare System Leaders to Know,” released by Becker’s Hospital Review. Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, Methodist Health System President and CEO, was among its "291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know." And, Methodist's Executive Vice and Chief Operations Officer President Pamela J. Stoyanoff and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Pamela G. McNutt were honored among the magazine's "56 Women Hospital & Health Care Leaders to Know.
- Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL
Stephen Purves, President and CEO, was named the 2012 Grassroots Champion by the Florida Hospital Association. Each state hospital association, in conjunction with AHA, recognizes one hospital leader from each state. Each winner is honored for his/her dedication to his/her hospital mission over the previous year on both the local and the national level. MRMC also was the recipient of several HealthGrades awards, including “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” (for the sixth consecutive year); “Patient Safety Excellence Award” (for the eighth consecutive year); and “Distinguished Hospital Award” (for the tenth consecutive year).
- Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, NM
In just one week in December, Presbyterian celebrated several announcements and awards. First, the organization was upgraded by Standard and Poor’s to an “AA” rating. Next, the hospital was one of 65 in the nation designated a “Top Hospital” by the Leapfrong Group in recognition of its ability to deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures and reducing hospital readmissions for patients being treated for certain conditions. Presbyterian also was recognized by the New Mexico Business Weekly as one of the state’s top 10 Best Places to Work in its large-company category. Rounding out the week, the hospital and Rust Family “shared the Vision Award given by the New Mexico chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association, for the innovative design of Rust Medical Center.”