Our new Cancer Commercial went live on TV this month. It features one of our patients and our medical staff and technology.
We are proud that The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The center offers a full range of advanced treatment and diagnostic services performed by highly qualified cancer specialists. Our services include surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, advanced radiology and laboratory diagnostic support and clinical treatment trials. We have community education programs, cancer screenings, support groups and holistic patient and family support are also available. Three of our cancer doctors were named the Best in North Carolina as well. Not too shabby.
We received this message today from a patient's mother, good job Dr. McCarty! "There is a message for a Gregory McCarty MD, located in the Emergency Department.From: Michael's MomMessage: My son was in the ER this morning for an ear canal furuncle and was in miserable pain! Dr McCarty saw him within minutes, lanced the cyst and the relief was instantaneous! My son raved about this ER doc so, as his mom, I can't thank you enough! Everything about Dr. McCarty was great, per Michael!"
For the first time in our nation’s history, hospitals and eligible healthcare providers can now register with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to demonstrate intent to achieve meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) and qualify for incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
“Pardee is eager to participate in this opportunity because we believe electronic health records provide a number of advantages to our patients, including access by physicians to their patients’ complete health picture, better care coordination and fewer repetitive tests as providers share information and ultimately savings in time and money,” said Robert Kiskaddon, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at Pardee Hospital.
“Pardee Hospital is enthusiastically embracing the benefits of electronic health records and other forms of health IT. Pardee is currently using EHRs to improve patient care and is including EHRs in our strategy for the future by applying for the federal stimulus funds available to continue to support health information technology. Meaningful use of health information technology is in the best interest of patients, healthcare providers and the nation,” said Harold Moore, Chief Information Officer – Facilities and Technology at Pardee Hospital.
Pardee Hospital’s EHR continues to become increasingly advanced as the latest technology is continually monitored and implemented. EHR allows patient records to be updated digitally and enables healthcare providers the access to up-to-the-minute, easy to read information that reduces repeated procedures, human error and costs.
You can take preventive actions everyday to stop the spread of germs.Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand rub, if soap and water are not available.Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs can easily spread this way.Try to avoid close contact with sick people and if you are sick, avoid contact with others.You also can receive a preventative flu shot at Pardee Urgent Care. If you are sick with flu–like illness, you may want to go to see your doctor.