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Community Briefs Outstanding Emergency Team St. Catherine Hospital’s emergency medicine care ranks among the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the nation, according to a recent study released by Healthgrades ®. St. Catherine Hospital is one of only 263 hospitals across the country to receive the 2012 Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™. CEO Jo Ann Birdzell says the award means that St. Catherine’s emergency care rivals that of the top facilities in the nation. “Achieving this level of success requires real teamwork, from the time a patient arrives in the Emergency department to their care in the hospital following admission,” says Birdzell. “Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to diagnose, triage and provide timely care. We are proud of our professional, technical and support staff who work hard every day to give the very best care to patients. The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award is a tribute to those efforts.” The Healthy 4 Life team at St. Mary Medical Center has earned Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network, being recognized for excellence in care provided to all patients, including those who require the most challenging, complex care. Center of Excellence Simply the Best onlInE Healthgrades ®, the nation’s leading independent ratings organization, has once again named Community Hospital among America’s 50 Best. The Munster hospital is the only hospital in Indiana to achieve this distinction six years in a row. As one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, Community Hospital has demonstrated consistently superior performance in clinical outcomes across 27 common procedures and conditions from diagnoses such as heart attack and pneumonia to procedures such as hip fracture and knee replacement. “This extraordinary achievement demonstrates that we are focused on the things that matter most to our patients, including clinical excellence and a total caring environment,” says Don Fesko, chief executive officer. “This commitment is renewed with each and every patient so that we continually deliver the right care to the right patient at the right time.” The Healthy 4 Life bariatric surgery program at St. Mary Medical Center has received full accreditation as a Level 1 facility from the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons. This designation means that Healthy 4 Life has been recognized for excellence in care provided to all patients, including those who require the most challenging, complex care. To achieve this accreditation, hospitals first undergo an on-site evaluation by experienced bariatric surgeons who review the program’s structure, processes and quality of data using strict guidelines. “I am proud of the center of excellence designation that recognizes the hard work and commitment our team has made to provide excellent and compassionate care to our patients,” says Janice Ryba, chief executive officer. The Level 1 distinction also allows Medicare coverage of bariatric surgeries for those who have been diagnosed with coexisting health conditions related to obesity. Experience Our Quality Care Firsthand To learn more about the programs and services available at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, visit Fal l 2013 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare
Community Message
Community Briefs
Dream Team
Spreading the Health
Memory Keepers
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
On the Cover
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Mary Medical Center
SPOTLIGHT ON: Community Hospital
SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Catherine Hospital
In Good Hands

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare