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PulsePoint Respond app Utah

LEHI, Utah — Utah County residents now have access to a potentially life-saving smartphone app.

“PulsePoint Respond” is designed to alert people who are trained in CPR and willing to assist in an emergency situation before local emergency responders arrive.

Officials from the Lehi Fire Department and Mountain Point Medical Center are encouraging people to learn CPR and then download the app.

This is how it works:
You download the app and then when someone calls 911 with an emergency that requires CPR, dispatch in Utah County will send an alert to anyone with the app who is located nearby. That person can respond or decline to respond.

“It’s like an Amber Alert,” explains Lehi Fire Department’s firefighter and paramedic, Bronson Smith. “They’ll (Dispatch) send it out show to them where the nearest emergency is and show them where they’re at.”

Smith initiated the app idea two years ago and worked with other agencies to get it organized through Utah County dispatch.

He said in cities outside of Utah that use the app, the survival rate for victims needing CPR have gone up 40 percent.

“We have a response time of, if somebody calls 911 we get alerted, we get to a scene in four to eight minutes,” said Smith. “For every minute CPR is not being done, surviving goes down about ten percent.”

He said it only takes ten minutes to learn CPR, and a class to get certified through his fire department.

The American Heart Association has CPR videos that you can learn the basics of hand compressions for CPR.

A mother named Hillary Horman is also encouraging people in Utah County to download the app. Her son almost drowned four years ago at Lehi’s Cranberry Farms Neighborhood Pool. If it weren’t for off-duty firefighters who were also at the pool with their families, her son would have likely died that day.

“I dare say that if I had to wait for EMS – as quickly as they were able to get there – I do think my son’s outcome would have not been the same had he not received CPR in those first couple of crucial minutes,” said Horman.

She believes people everywhere need to know CPR and download the app so they can be there for other people like her off-duty firefighters were there for her son.

About Mountain Point Medical Center

Mountain Point Medical Center, a campus of Jordan Valley Medical Center, is a 44-bed full-service hospital in Lehi, Utah serving the residents of northern Utah County. Mountain Point offers comprehensive health care services delivered by highly skilled professionals committed to providing excellent care in a friendly community hospital environment. Visit Mountain Point online for more information.

 

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Steward to Become Largest Privately-Owned For-Profit Hospital Operator in the U.S.

Steward IASIS Healthcare merger

BOSTON, MA – Steward Health Care LLC (“Steward”) and IASIS Healthcare LLC (“IASIS”) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge their operations. The transaction will make Steward the largest private for-profit hospital operator in the United States with 36 hospitals across ten states, managed care operations in Arizona, Utah and Massachusetts, and projected revenues of almost $8 billion in 2018, the first year of consolidated operations. The merger is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2017, subject to customary regulatory approvals, terms and conditions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Steward currently operates 18 hospitals and directly employs more than 1,300 multi-specialty physicians in locations across Massachusetts, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. IASIS operates 17 hospitals and one behavioral health hospital in locations across Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Through this transaction, Steward will operate nearly 7,500 patient beds across ten states with approximately 38,000 employees including more than 1,800 directly employed multi-specialty physicians and several thousand aligned physicians.

The merger with IASIS positions Steward to leverage IASIS’s multi-state operating experience to bring Steward’s new model of health care and its award-winning health care services to patients across the nation. As part of the merger with IASIS, Steward will also begin managing the Health Choice managed care operations, which covers more than 680,000 lives. This will bring the total number of covered lives within Steward’s managed care and health insurance products to more than 1.1 million.

“Our physician-driven accountable care model focused on keeping patients healthy is transforming the health care industry as this transaction demonstrates,” said Dr. Ralph de la Torre, Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care. “Our model shows how the industry can successfully shift toward a more cost-effective local, coordinated approach that puts patients first.”

The new model of health care practiced by Steward emphasizes quality care and wellness. Steward pioneered its health care model in Massachusetts, where it turned around some of the state’s most struggling hospitals into a thriving health system that improved outcomes, lowered costs, and decreased overall health care spending.

W. Carl Whitmer, President and Chief Executive of IASIS, said, “Since its formation nearly 20 years ago, IASIS’s mission has been to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to our patients and the communities we serve. We have accomplished this goal by investing in our growing hospitals and talented employees and by providing a broad and differentiated set of capabilities and assets to our high-growth, community-focused urban and suburban hospital markets. Steward’s innovative approach to reducing health care cost and improving quality of service will further this mission. It will be business as usual while all of us work toward a seamless merger of our operations.”

IASIS Healthcare’s 18 hospitals will all be merging under Steward Health Care, including:

Arizona

  • Mountain Vista Medical Center (Mesa, AZ)
  • St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center (Phoenix, AZ)
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital (Tempe, AZ)

Arkansas

  • Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope (Hope, AR)

Colorado

  • Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (Woodland Park, CO)

Louisiana

  • Glenwood Regional Medical Center (West Monroe, LA)

Texas

  • The Medical Center of Southeast Texas (Port Arthur, TX)
  • The Medical Center of Southeast Texas – Victory Campus (Beaumont, TX)
  • Odessa Regional Medical Center (Odessa, TX)
  • Southwest General Hospital (San Antonio, TX)
  • St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX)
  • Wadley Regional Medical Center (Texarkana, TX)

Utah

  • Davis Hospital and Medical Center (Layton, UT)
  • Jordan Valley Medical Center (West Jordan, UT)
  • Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus (West Valley City, UT)
  • Mountain Point Medical Center (Lehi, UT)
  • Salt Lake Regional Medical Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (“MPT”) has agreed to acquire the interests of substantially all of IASIS’s hospital real estate subject to long term leases and loans with Steward. Under terms of the merger agreement, cash proceeds paid by MPT and other financing sources will be used to retire IASIS’s senior secured term loans and unsecured notes. Remaining cash proceeds will be paid to IASIS equity holders, including its majority stockholder, TPG Capital.

Cerberus Capital Management, LP, one of the world’s leading private investment firms, is the majority shareholder in Steward Health Care LLC. Citi is acting as the sole financial advisor to Steward and is providing committed financing in connection with the transaction. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as sole financial advisor to IASIS.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management.

The innovative, community-based Steward Health Care Network includes thousands of physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than 1 million patient encounters per year and manages Steward Home Care and Hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 patient encounters respectively. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology and care coordination to keep patients healthier and in the community. Steward is recognized as one of the nation’s leading accountable care organizations. Steward hospitals have received the country’s top awards for quality and safety.

The Steward Hospital Group is comprised of: Sebastian River Medical Center (Sebastian, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Melbourne, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Rockledge, FL), Carney Hospital (Dorchester, MA), Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Holy Family Hospital (Haverhill, MA and Methuen, MA), Morton Hospital (Taunton, MA), Nashoba Valley Medical Center (Ayer, MA), New England Sinai Hospital (Stoughton, MA), Norwood Hospital (Norwood, MA), Saint Anne’s Hospital (Fall River, MA), St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital (Warren, OH), Northside Medical Center (Youngstown, OH), Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Warren, OH), Easton Hospital (Easton, PA) and Sharon Regional Health System (Sharon, PA).

Additional information is available at www.steward.org.

About IASIS Healthcare

IASIS Healthcare is a healthcare services company that seeks to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare through a broad and differentiated set of capabilities and assets that include acute care hospitals with related patient access points and a diversified managed care risk platform. With total annual revenue of approximately $3.3 billion, IASIS, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, owns and operates 17 acute care hospitals, one behavioral hospital and multiple other access points, including 139 physician clinics, multiple outpatient surgical units, imaging centers, and investments in urgent care centers and on-site employer-based clinics. Health Choice, the Company’s managed care risk platform, delivers services to more than 680,000 covered lives through its multiple health plans, accountable care networks and agreements to serve as a management services organization (“MSO”) with third party insurers. For more information on IASIS, visit www.iasishealthcare.com.

Some of the statements we make in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Those forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and those regarding IASIS Healthcare LLC’s (the “Company”’s) intent, belief or expectations including, but not limited to, future financial and operating results, the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations and its ability to consummate the transaction described herein and other statements that are not historical facts.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, including the Company’s ability to consummate the transactions described herein. These risk factors and uncertainties are more fully described in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are reasonable, any of these assumptions could prove to be inaccurate, and, therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward looking statements included herein, you should not regard the inclusion of such information as a representation by the Company or any other person that the Company’s objectives and plans will be achieved. We undertake no obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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IASIS Glenwood Regional Medical Center CEO

West Monroe, LA ‐ On Monday, May 16, 2017, Jeremy Tinnerello was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for IASIS Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Tinnerello has been a long standing member of the Glenwood Regional Medical Center administrative team serving as Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Tinnerello is a native of West Monroe and began his career at Glenwood over twenty years ago. His extensive background in healthcare began in 1993 when he was first employed by Glenwood as an orderly. Upon completion of his nursing degree at Louisiana Tech University, he continued his career as a nurse in the Emergency Department for 15 years and served as director of Glenwood’s Disaster Management Program for Hurricane Katrina and its recovery.

Following his tenure in the Emergency Department, Tinnerello took over directorship of multiple departments within the facility before completing Master Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration in 2014.

He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute, United Way of Northeast Louisiana, and several other organizations in Northeast Louisiana. He has continued to serve on multiple advisory boards including Louisiana Tech University’s Nursing Program and the University of Louisiana – Monroe Health Sciences program.

Jeremy and his wife Nikki have been members of the West Monroe community for over thirty years. The Tinnerellos are the proud parents of two children.

About Glenwood Regional Medical Center

Glenwood Regional Medical Center is a 278-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in West Monroe, Louisiana. Glenwood offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, rehabilitation services, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology, and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, Glenwood is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment. For more information, visit GRMC online or on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May 12, 2017) — IASIS Healthcare® LLC (“IASIS” or the “Company”) today announced financial and operating results for the fiscal second quarter and six months ended March 31, 2017.

Key Financial and Operating Results

Consolidated Financial and Operating Results – Second Quarter and Six Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016

Consolidated revenue for the second quarter ended March 31, 2017, totaled $843.0 million, an increase of 2.6% compared to $821.3 million in the prior year quarter. The consolidated revenue increase for the second quarter ended March 31, 2017, is comprised of 5.2% growth in premium, service and other revenue in the Company’s managed care operations and 1.0% growth in acute care revenue. Excluding the Company’s Arizona marketplace exchange business from both the current and prior year results, which the Company exited effective January 1, 2017, consolidated revenue increased 4.0% compared to the prior year quarter.

Net earnings from continuing operations for the second quarter ended March 31 2017, totaled $1.3 million, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $10.4 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter ended March 31, 2017, totaled $62.1 million, compared to $48.6 million in the prior year quarter.

Consolidated revenue for the six months ended March 31, 2017, totaled $1.68 billion, an increase of 3.6% compared to $1.62 billion in the prior year period. The consolidated revenue increase for the six months ended March 31, 2017, is comprised of 7.0% growth in premium, service and other revenue in the Company’s managed care operations and 1.5% growth in acute care revenue. Excluding the Company’s Arizona marketplace exchange business from both the current and prior year results, consolidated revenue increased 4.0% compared to the prior year period.

Net earnings from continuing operations for the six months ended March 31 2017, totaled $3.5 million, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $13.7 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended March 31, 2017, totaled $123.8 million, compared to $106.0 million in the prior year period.

Acute Care Operations – Second Quarter and Six Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016

For the second quarter ended March 31, 2017, acute care revenue totaled $504.3 million, an increase of 1.0% compared to the prior year quarter. Admissions increased 1.0% and adjusted admissions increased 1.0%, each compared to the prior year quarter.

For the six months ended March 31, 2017, acute care revenue totaled $1.0 billion, an increase of 1.5% compared to the prior year period. Admissions increased 0.7% and adjusted admissions increased 0.3%, each compared to the prior year period. Net patient revenue per adjusted admission for the six months ended March 31, 2017, increased 1.2% compared to the prior year period.

Managed Care Operations – Second Quarter and Six Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016

For the second quarter ended March 31, 2017, premium, service and other revenue in the Company’s managed care operations totaled $338.8 million, an increase of 5.2% compared to the prior year quarter. Excluding the Company’s Arizona marketplace exchange business from both the current and prior year results, premium, service and other revenue increased 8.8% compared to the prior year quarter.

For the six months ended March 31, 2017, premium, service and other revenue in the Company’s managed care operations totaled $679.5 million, an increase of 7.0% compared to the prior year period. Excluding the Company’s Arizona marketplace exchange business from both the current and prior year results, premium, service and other revenue increased 8.1% compared to the prior year period. Total lives served across all managed care division product lines increased 3.1% compared to the prior year, with 676,700 lives served as of March 31, 2017. Excluding lives associated with the Arizona exchange plan in the prior year, which the Company exited on January 1, 2017, total lives served increased 5.2% compared to the prior year.

For the second quarter ended March 31, 2017, excluding the impact of the Arizona exchange plan, the medical loss ratio (“MLR”) was 84.1%, compared to 87.7% in the prior year quarter. For the six months ended March 31, 2017, excluding the impact of the Arizona exchange plan, the MLR was 84.6%, compared to 88.6% in the prior year period.

Cash Flow Analysis

Cash flows provided by operating activities for the first six months of fiscal 2017 totaled $50.2 million, compared to cash flows provided by operating activities of $78.7 million in the prior year. The decline in operating cash flows for the first six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to the same prior year period, is due to the timing of funds related to certain Medicaid supplemental reimbursement programs and an increase in operating expenses associated with the Company’s conversion to a new clinical and revenue cycle system. Additionally, the prior year six months ended March 31, 2016, was positively impacted by the receipt of income tax refunds. Cash flows used in investing activities for the first six months of fiscal 2017 totaled $58.7 million, compared to $69.7 million in the prior year period.

Information Systems Conversion

The Company is currently in the process of converting to new integrated clinical and revenue cycle systems, a project in which the Company expects to make significant investments through the 2019 fiscal year. During the first six months of fiscal 2017, the Company spent $32.1 million in cash associated with its conversion efforts, $8.5 million of which is included in cash flows provided by operating activities, $18.6 million is included in cash flows used in investing activities and $5.0 million is included in cash flows used in financing activities. During the same six months period in the prior year, the Company spent $13.3 million in cash associated with its conversion efforts, $3.3 million of which is included in cash flows provided by operating activities, $8.2 million of which is included in cash flows used in investing activities and $1.8 million of which is included in cash flows used in financing activities.

Conference Call

A listen-only simulcast and 30-day replay of IASIS’ second quarter 2017 conference call will be available on the “Investors” page of the IASIS Healthcare website beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on May 12, 2017.

IASIS Healthcare is a healthcare services company that seeks to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare through a broad and differentiated set of capabilities and assets that include acute care hospitals with related patient access points and a diversified managed care risk platform. With total annual revenue of approximately $3.3 billion, IASIS, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, owns and operates 17 acute care hospitals, one behavioral hospital and multiple other access points, including 141 physician clinics, multiple outpatient surgical units, imaging centers, and investments in urgent care centers and on-site employer-based clinics. Health Choice, the Company’s managed care risk platform, delivers services to more than 676,700 covered lives through its multiple health plans, accountable care networks and agreements to serve as a management services organization (“MSO”) with third party insurers.

 


 

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PRESIDENT & CEO

A designated national recognition week during the year exists for nearly each individual profession within health care. These special occasions give us the opportunity to recognize and thank each discipline contributing to the overall delivery of high quality care to our patients.  And May is the month where we celebrate the enormous contributions our dedicated nurses and hospital employees make in the care of our patients throughout our system.

Florence Nightingale laid the foundations of professional nursing during the Crimean War. She is credited for first defining both the nursing role and nursing education. National Nurses Week honors the nation’s indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year.  This year’s National Nurses week theme is “The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit” which so accurately describes the integral role our nurses play in all aspects of healing.

National Hospital Week, first observed in the U.S. in 1921, is the nation’s largest health care event that celebrates hospitals and the professionals who support the health and well-being of their communities through their unwavering commitment to high quality and compassionate care.  Our IASIS hospital employees and physicians truly embody the theme of the week “The Healing Heart of Healthcare” as we further our mission to provide a patient-centered, safe care environment for our patients and their families.

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.

National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, first and foremost, are celebrations of people. The people who meet the daily healthcare needs of our patients across our health system are a dedicated, compassionate group of individuals united by their calling to help others.  A heartfelt thank you to our nurses, hospital employees and physicians for your hard work, dedication and compassion that you demonstrate daily in the important work you do and as a result make IASIS Healthcare an extraordinary organization.

Sincerely,

Carl Whitmer

Phil Mazzuca

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Source: mynewsmesa.com

In their continuous quest to provide better care to patients, IASIS Healthcare’s three Arizona hospitals – Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital – are expanding their partnership with EmCare to enhance their anesthesia, emergency medicine and radiology services.

EmCare is a national provider of physician practice management services. The company began providing the management and physician staffing for the three hospitals’ emergency, interventional radiology and teleradiology departments on April 1. Beginning July 1, EmCare will also manage and staff radiologists for the three hospitals’ diagnostic radiology services. EmCare’s extensive resources, training and tools will allow the three Valley hospitals to improve their metrics, outcomes, patient satisfaction and efficiency.

“EmCare brings more than four decades of dependable, trusted care to our hospital system,” said Eric Paul, market president of IASIS Healthcare in Arizona. “We had an agreement with EmCare for anesthesiology and were impressed with the quality and outcomes we received. When we were looking for a new group for emergency medicine and radiology, EmCare seemed like the perfect fit to deliver even better health care solutions for clinicians, patients and staff.”

The hospitals and EmCare have been working together leading up to the new agreement to identify areas of opportunity and look for ways to enhance the patients’ experience. Both companies are committed to providing high-impact improvements and new programs that work across hospital areas to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.

For more hospital information, visit our Arizona Hospitals page.

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May is Stroke and High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

IASIS Healthcare, along with The National Stroke Association and American Stroke Association, is raising awareness that stroke can happen to anyone, at any age and at any time. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 and killing nearly 130,000 people each year.

There is a disturbing trend toward increasing stroke incidence at younger ages. Over the last decade, there has been a 44% spike in the number of young Americans (under 45 years) hospitalized due to stroke.

The American Stroke Association reports that:

  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke.
  • Every four minutes, someone dies of stroke.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the leading preventable cause of disability.
  • More women than men have strokes each year, in part because women live longer.
  • African-Americans are more impacted by stroke than any other racial group within the American population.
  • High blood pressure is the single most important risk factor and No. 1 cause of stroke.
  • 80% OF ALL STROKES CAN BE PREVENTED. A healthy lifestyle plays a big part in decreasing stroke risk.

Warning Signs

Stroke is a serious medical emergency. Remembering the Act F.A.S.T message can help easily identify stroke symptoms:
F= Face. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A= Arms. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S= Speech. Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
T= Time. If you observe any of these signs, it’s time to call 9-1-1.

IASIS Healthcare hospitals and clinics are taking action to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by hosting and/or participating in American Stroke Month events around the country.

 

IASIS HEALTHCARE ARIZONA

IASIS Healthcare Arizona is partnering with the American Heart Association to offer free StrokeChecks. To reserve a StrokeCheck on May 9 or May 11, call 1-877-740-WELL (9355).

StrokeCheck Event Tuesday, May 9 | 9 a.m.-Noon
Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa. Event includes “Stroke Awareness & Prevention” seminar, led by Farrukh Qureshi, M.D. (RSVP)

StrokeCheck Event Thursday, May 11 | 9 a.m.-Noon
IASIS Healthcare Multi Specialty Clinic, 230 S. 3rd St., Phoenix (Talking Stick Resort Arena lot) Event includes special appearances by Phoenix Mercury’s Scorch and Phoenix Suns’ Hip Hop Squad!

ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER Houston, TX
UT Health Stomp out Stroke Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX
Free health screenings, fitness & nutrition demonstrations, family-friendly entertainment, giveaways, door prizes and music by DJ Pancake. Special Guest & Emcee José Griñan, FOX 26. Co-Emcee Lady MaCallan. For more event information, visit strokefestival.org.

SOUTHWEST GENERAL HOSPITAL San Antonio, TX
AngioScreen Event  Thursday, May 18
AngioScreen is a non-invasive preventative heart and stroke risk screening that can be completed in less than 15 minutes.
LOCATION: Southwest General Hosptial, Parking Lot. 7400 Barlite Boulevard, San Antonio
TIME: Appointments are available from 9AM-4PM.
COST: $50.00 per participant
To schedule an AngioScreen appointment, call 877-215-9355.

WADLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Texarkana, TX
Wadley Scan Mobile Risk Assessment Event
Wednesday, May 3 – 9AM-3PM – $39.95 per person/scan.
Contact: (903) 798-8874 or visit Wadley Regional Medical Center online for more information.

GLENWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER West Monroe, LA
Let’s Unite! Go Red For Women Event Luncheon
Thursday, May 25 at the West Monroe Convention Center. Event information and online registration at the Northeast Louisiana Go Red For Women website.

To learn more about how you can participate in American Stroke Month, visit stroke.org/nsam or the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Month website.

 


 

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IASIS Healthcare today announced several promotions within the IASIS Clinical Operations team.

JoLisa Catmull, RN, BSN, MBA

Chief Nursing Officer for IASIS Healthcare

After receiving her Associates Degree in Nursing from Weber State University, JoLisa began her nursing career at Holy Cross Hospital as a Unit Clerk in the Emergency Department.

JoLisa was hired at Jordan Valley Medical Center (“JVMC”) as an Emergency Room Nurse and in 1998 she was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer at JVMC and JVMC–West (f/k/a Pioneer Valley Hospital). Then in 2012 JoLisa joined the IASIS Corporate Clinical Operations team as Western Division Director of Clinical Operations.  In this role she has shared her nursing knowledge, expertise and lent invaluable medical insight to our nursing staff.

In 2014 JoLisa received her MBA from Western Governors University.

JoLisa has consistently exhibited a commitment to nursing excellence and in 1999 she received “RN of the Year” award from the Utah Nurses Association.

Heather Davis, BA, CHCP

Director, I-CARE

Heather began her CME career in April 2005 as a CME Coordinator for a small community hospital.

In May of 2005 Heather received her Associate of Social Sciences degree from San Jacinto College, and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Art, Literature and Certificate of Women’s Studies in 2008.

She joined St. Joseph Medical Center in 2011 and moved into research when the IRB Coordinator position merged with the CME Coordinator role; hence, the start of her research career. She worked closely with the IRB Committee reviewing protocols for IRB oversight to ensure the protection of human subjects. In her current role, she supports and advocates for IASIS Healthcare’s continuing education programs and ensures research compliance within the IASIS Healthcare System. Research support for sites include, budgeting, contracting, regulatory, site management, IRB submission, and compliance training of investigators, coordinators, residents, and medical students.

Prior to Heather’s promotion to Director of I-CARE, she served as a valued member of St Joseph Medical Center’s CME Committee and advanced to I-CARE Manager in 2015.

She is a member of the Texas Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (TACME), The Society of Clinical Research Associates, SOCRA, and in June 2014, she was elected Treasurer of the executive board of TACME.  In 2016 Heather earned her CHCP (Certified Healthcare CPD Professional) credential.

David Madrigal, MHA, CHCP

CME Program Manager, Eastern Division

David brings to the table over 12 years of CME experience and prior to joining IASIS in August 2015 he served as the Assistant Director of CME at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

In his role with IASIS, David is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Eastern Division CME department which includes identifying strategies to support and enhance overall initiatives and coordinate the planning and accreditation efforts of each of the IASIS facilities within the Eastern Division.

David received his Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – University of Houston, and his Master of Science, Healthcare Administration from Houston Baptist University.  On a daily basis, he interacts directly with key physicians and staff throughout the division’s seven facilities to ensure CME activities are conducted in accordance with recognized standards and internal expectations of quality.  David provides the leadership qualities which are essential to ongoing growth of the Eastern Division’s CME efforts.

Misty L. Birch

CME Program Manager, Western Division

Misty joined Jordan Valley Medical Center in 2002 as Unit Coordinator and has been actively involved in professional continuing education since August 2013.

Since joining IASIS she has had progressive advancement and most recently served as CME Coordinator for the Western Division.  In her role Misty oversees the CME for all physicians at ten (10) IASIS facilities and responsibilities include design, development, marketing, promotion assessment of educational needs, monitoring of compliance and overall direction of the Western Division CME program.

Her goal is to change and improve physician competence, professional performance and patient outcomes through our CME program by providing high quality, evidence-based educational opportunities to all of our IASIS facilities.

She is currently serving as President of the UACME (Utah Alliance for Continuing Medical Education) and has served in various leadership roles in the Alliance since 2015.

 


 

Dr. Richard Heuser was featured on ABC-15 Arizona for an innovative and groundbreaking Radial Access procedure.

At Phoenix Heart Center – and a select few interventional cardiology practices around the country – a new approach is replacing the femoral artery catheterization process. The new cardiac catheterization approach, known as Radial First or Radial PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), uses the patient’s radial artery, located on the wrist.

Fewer than two percent of interventional cardiologists nationwide use this approach. However, the radial approach is the new preferred method for most cardiac catheterization procedures for a number of reasons, including less blood loss and faster patient recovery times.

Patients wanting more information about Radial First cardiac catheterization may contact Phoenix Heart Center to request a cardiovascular consultation.

About Richard R. Heuser, MD, FACC, FACP, FESC, FSCAI

Dr. Heuser is an internationally-recognized cardiologist and inventor. He is one of the early pioneers of the angioplasty procedure.

With nearly 30 patents granted or pending for different catheters, stents and other medical devices, Dr. Heuser has served as principal investigator to research the safety and/or effectiveness of more than 100 medical devices and more than 70 pharmaceutical products. In addition to participating in the more than 150 research studies, Dr. Heuser has authored more than 400 articles, textbooks and medical manuscripts, and is frequently invited to international medical conferences to present the findings of research developed in Phoenix.

Phoenix Heart Center offers five Valley locations, each providing the physicians on the medical staff with immediate access to additional advanced technology and facilities recognized for delivering high quality heart care. Patients can book with Dr. Heuser using the Physician Group of Arizona online appointment service or by calling Phoenix Heart Center at (602) 234-0004.






Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management has been voted #1 in Ranking Arizona The Best of Arizona Business 2017’s “Weight Loss Management: Surgical” category for the third consecutive year.

The Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management (locations in Phoenix and Mesa) has helped thousands of patients achieve their healthy, long-term weight loss goals through a multidisciplinary program managed by an experienced team of health care professionals.

The Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at St. Luke’s Medical Center is proudly backed by several quality accreditations, including recognition as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). St. Luke’s Medical Center is designated as a CIGNA 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center.

St. Luke’s Medical Center has also earned a designation as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility and is recognized as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, the only bariatric surgery facility in Phoenix with this accreditation.

The Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management recently expanded its bariatric services to Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa.

To view the 2017 Best of Arizona Business Weight Loss Management rankings, click here.

To learn more about The Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management, visit their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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