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Community Message Updating Technology, One Record at a Time COmmUniTy HealTHCaRe SySTem President and CeO, Vice Chairman of the Board Donald S. Powers Board of Directors Frankie L. Fesko, chairman of the board; James J. Richards, secretary; David E. Wickland, treasurer; Steven Beering, M.D.; David Bochnowski; Joseph E. Costanza; William Hasse; Richard S. McClaughry; Joseph T. Morrow; Sister Kathleen Quinn; Donald F. Sands; William K. Schenck; Monsignor Joseph Semancik; M. Nabil Shabeeb, M.D.; Donald Torrenga; Robert J. Welsh; Edward L. Williams, Ph.D.; Joe Williamson; Jay Zandstra C Electronic medical records better coordinate care executive Staff John Gorski, chief operating officer; Carole Bezat, senior vice president of administration; Mary Ann Shacklett, senior vice president of finance and CFO; Donald P. Fesko, O.D., CEO, Community Hospital; JoAnn Birdzell, CEO, St. Catherine Hospital; Janice Ryba, CEO, St. Mary Medical Center omputers have most certainly changed our lives, revolutionizing our communication and generating great efficiencies for all types of John Gorski industries. Computers are also changing healthcare as we know it today, as paper-based records are replaced by computer-based records. These digital health records will help us become more efficient, as well as improve patient safety and quality of care. Community Healthcare System is investing more than $40 million to implement a comprehensive electronic medical record system that creates a single, consolidated, electronic record for every patient. Our choice in an electronic medical record system is Epic. Its advanced capabilities will be introduced in stages over the next year, linking our many outpatient offices and Care Network physician practices with our hospitals: Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center. What are some of the benefits of our new electronic medical record system? • One record. Our healthcare professionals will have access to a more complete record of patient information so they can make the best decisions for patients— at the hospital, in their offices or while on call. This system also will reduce the cost of healthcare by eliminating duplicate testing. • Improved access. With digital health records, information is portable and can be more easily searched and shared with various professionals consulting on a patient’s care. Using a secure online connection, patients will have the ability to e-mail inquiries to physicians and nurses, and to schedule appointments, order medications and even access results of medical tests. • Coordinated care. The entire healthcare team is instantly alerted to critical changes in a patient’s condition as results of tests are posted to the electronic record. It makes data available to the right staff at the right time. Patient privacy and security of health information are a vital part of the system. We look forward to bringing these advances to you over the next year and for years to come as we learn to use this system to its potential. We are committed to building for our patients a safer, more connected healthcare environment. John Gorski Chief Operating Officer Community Healthcare System Regional editors Mylinda Cane, regional director, marketing and corporate communications Elise Sims, public relations and publication specialist PRODUCTiOn editorial V.P./Strategic Content: Beth Tomkiw Editor-in-Chief: Shelley Flannery Editors: Sam Mittelsteadt, Matt Morgan, Amanda Myers, Tom Weede Copy Editor: C.J. Hutchinson Design Managing Art Director: Adele Mulford Art Directors: Lisa Altomare, Rod Karmenzind, Monya Mollohan, Kay Morrow, Tami Rodgers, Keith Whitney Production Senior Production Manager: Laura Marlowe Ancillary Production Manager: Angela Liedtke Imaging Specialist: Dane Nordine Production Technology Specialists: Julie Chan, Sonia Washington Circulation V.P./Business Intelligence Group: Patrick Kehoe Postal Affairs & Logistics Director: Joseph Abeyta ClienT SeRViCeS V.P./Sales & Product Development: Chad Rose, 888-626-8779 V.P./Client Services & Strategy: Heather Burgett Account Managers: Barbara Mohr, Andrea Parsons, Paul Peterson, Todd Speranzo aDVeRTiSing inqUiRieS 888-626-8779 aDminiSTRaTiOn Vim & Vigor Founder: J. Barry Johnson Chairman: Preston V. McMurry Jr. President/Chief Executive Officer: Christopher McMurry Chief Operating Officer/Financial Officer: Audra L. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare
Contents
Community Message
When Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count
Rays of Hope Fight Cancer
Girl Talk
Say What?
Action Plan
Like This? Try That!
Being George Clooney
A Day in the Life of Your Heart
Unexpected Heroes
Get in Gear
A Real Lifesaver
A Real Lifesaver
Spotlight on Community Hospital
Spotlight on St. Catherine Hospital
Spotlight on St. Mary Medical Center
A Safer Hospital Stay

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