Adventist Healthcare News – November 2017
“Like other Florida healthcare organizations, Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System has been busy with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. These efforts included temporary relief from medical bill payments for patients affected by the storm. For instance, AHS hospitals gave patients the option to request a 30-day pause on payments, with their payments adjusted accordingly, hospital officials said. AHS President and CEO Terry Shaw recently answered questions from Becker’s Hospital Review about the system’s hurricane response efforts, including the financial relief options.” To read the entire interview, visit Becker’s Hospital Review or click here.
“Kettering Medical Center has named a new president. Terry Burns has been named president of Kettering Medical Center and executive vice president of Kettering Health Network starting today,” according to Dayton Daily News. “He replaces Jarrod McNaughton, who has stepped down for personal reasons, according to a statement from the health network. Burns has held executive roles in the network since 2001, most recently as the chief financial officer of Kettering Medical Center and executive vice president of Kettering Health Network since November, 2015. Kettering Health Network is a network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments and 120 outpatient facilities.”
“Modern Healthcare, the industry’s leading source of health care business and policy news, research and information, has named Angela Lalas, MBA, senior vice president for finance at Loma Linda University Health, to its list of Up and Comers for 2017,” according to a news release from Loma Linda University Health. “This year, the publication selected 15 outstanding individuals from among thousands of health care executives in the United States age 40 and younger. In choosing the 37-year-old Lalas, it reported that she has provided financial oversight for the $2 billion, 1071-bed academic health system.”
“Adventist HealthCare’s Home Health division has once again been recognized as one of the top performing home health agencies in the nation for quality care,” according to a news release from Adventist HealthCare. “The Home Health division has been named a Top Agency of 2017 HomeCare Elite®. This is the seventh year in a row that Adventist Home Health, part of Adventist HealthCare’s Home Care Services, has received this award, which is presented to the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in the United States. HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency and financial health.”
“Armenia Fund and Adventist Health Glendale successfully completed their third joint medical mission to Armenia,” Asbarez reports. “With more than 50 volunteer medical professionals from Los Angeles, the week-long mission to the Noyemberyan Hospital in Armenia’s northeastern Tavush Region, near the border with Georgia and Azerbaijan, was unprecedented in its scale and scope. During the medical mission, 78 patients were operated on in a matter of five days. The primary-care clinic saw 2,015 patients and provided high-quality medications to those with chronic health problems.”