Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition names volunteers of the year
The Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition's board held its Outstanding Volunteer of the Year awards during its April 26 meeting. The following volunteers were honored for outstanding achievement in their work to improve health and safety:
Barbara Hemmendinger, of Susquehanna Health System, Community and Rural Health Outstanding Volunteer of the Year;
Jamie Bower, Youth Development Outstanding Volunteer of the Year;
Nancy Yaudes, Safe Communities Outstanding Volunteer of the Year; and
Tonya Welshans, Safe Kids Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
"Volunteers will not be remembered for what they accomplish, but for what they have enabled others to accomplish," said Dr. Morris Smith, coalition president.
The coalition is a voluntary partnership with 40 board members and more than 100 task force team volunteers representing government, private industry and business, law enforcement, health care, education, religion, social and human service agencies, civic and community groups and private agencies. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of all county residents by identifying and facilitating response to priority health and wellness issues through a collaborative, community-driven process.
Lock Haven Hospital extended-care unit
undergoes name change
Lock Haven Hospital's extended-care unit has undergone a name change. It now is known as Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing and has formed a partnership with Select Rehabilitation and Novacare Physical Therapy to provide inpatient and outpatient therapy services.
Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing is a 90-bed long term care facility that is accredited by The Joint Commission and is licensed by the state Department of Health.
The ability to transition from any acute-care hospital;
Family oriented atmosphere and a comfortable, home-like environment;
Private and semi-private rooms;
24-hour registered nurse on duty;
Rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy;
Post-joint replacement rehab;
IV fluids and IV medication administration;
On-site laboratory and X-ray services;
Respiratory therapy services;
Individualized care planning;
Daily therapeutic activity programming;
Licensed dieticians on staff; and
Social services staff.
For more information, call 893-5066.
High-definition cellular analysis instrument
revolutionizes Jersey Shore Hospital Lab
Today's hematology laboratories are challenged by ever-increasing pressure to improve productivity, decrease turnaround time and reduce overall costs. Jersey Shore Hospital recently purchased a UniCelDxH800, a cellular analysis instrument designed to meet these challenges with unparalleled quality of results, innovative efficiency solutions and revolutionary scalability.
Jersey Shore Hospital's lab uses the equipment to deliver accurate and efficient high-definition cellular analysis.
It features advanced technologies, including high-definition signal processing and multi-angle light scatter, which produce 10 times more data than traditional hematology analyzers. It reads each blood cell six ways. Moving parts are minimized to reduce costs and increase instrument reliability and technologist safety. The equipment's modular design and small size make it the ultimate scalable solution for the lab.
The Jersey Shore Hospital Lab formulates more than 30,000 CBC (complete blood count) tests per year. Having an efficient and accurate hematology analyzer is essential to their operation. Correlations between its old analyzer and the new machine were performed for quality assurance.
"With our new instrument, our hematology lab operates with highly accurate results, less maintenance, and much less downtime. We are proud to be the first and only ones in the area to have this technology," said Lisa Smith, laboratory administrative director of Jersey Shore Hospital.
Evangelical Community Hospital selects Allscripts Sunrise health record system
LEWISBURG - Evangelical Community Hospital recently chose a coordinated communication system for health care information technology.
By selecting Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager, an acute care electronic health record system, Evangelical intends to save time, improve its management of clinical information and enhance overall patient care. The new system supports collaborative care across the hospital's regional locations and departments, supports critical decision-making and automates processes for accuracy and safety.
It provides all caregivers real-time access to patient information such as medications, test results and diagnoses - information that is critical to a patient's care experience.
Evangelical Community Hospital already uses Allscripts solutions for its outpatient electronic health record. The addition of the Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager solution will help the hospital migrate its inpatient data and information to an electronic format and provide a seamless and integrated electronic information solution.
"Our goal is to help Evangelical continue to enhance patient care while saving staff time," said Glen Tullman, Allscripts CEO. "Taking this next step in our partnership helps Evangelical better integrate hospital visit information into the overall patient record, improving outcomes."