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"My son raved about this ER doc..."

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 Mom Message: 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!"

Posted in: Quality

Mix 96.5 - Health & Wellness Tip #2

Have you seen the new Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series brought to you by Pardee Hospital?  Each week a new tip will be shared. Check it out online, listen at work, while you’re driving, or sign up for At-Work Perks and have tips emailed directly to you. Don’t forget to check out the community calendar, too.

Posted in: Wellness

Pardee moves forward with Electronic Health Records to improve patient care

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.

Posted in: Quality

Help prevent spreading the flu - Pardee Urgent care

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.

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Hospital running like usual with snow still coming down

The snow at Pardee Hospital started at about 2 a.m. this morning and we have just about 4-5 inches from today’s storm so far. The Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Tuesday as well. The Weather Service calls for more snow and some fog with a high near 26. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible. It is freezing out there, so be careful. Here is a photo of the front entrance as of 9:30 a.m. The hospital is running like usual with essential medical staff. We are removing snow from walkways and parking spaces. You can even get valet parking today…like usual.

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