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Odessa Regional Medical Center in Odessa, Texas has been named 2017 Best of the Basin as voted on by NewsWest 9 viewers and NewsWest9.com users.

Best Health Clinic
ORMC Complete Care
7101 Eastridge Rd, Odessa TX

Best Hospital
Odessa Regional Medical Center
520 E 6th St, Odessa TX

The promotion was sponsored by KWES-TV, Midland, Texas. Winners of all categories including Health, Entertainment, Shopping, Food and Transporation have been announced on NewsWest9.com.

About Odessa Regional Medical Center

Odessa Regional Medical Center is a 225-bed facility with approximately 250 physicians and 700+ employees on staff. Founded in 1975, ORMC has becoming a leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services in the Permian Basin. The wide spectrum of services that ORMC offers includes advanced diagnostic imaging technology, emergency care, innovative surgical procedures, comprehensive cardiac services and “5-star” maternity care.

For more information, visit ORMC online or follow the hospital on Facebook or Twitter.

 


 

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Type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent but also largely preventable. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 is Diabetes Alert Day®, asking all American adults to stop for 60 seconds and assess their risk for type 2 diabetes by taking the American Diabetes Association Type 2 Diabetes Online Risk Test.

With questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes” and “Are you physically active,” participants can learn if they’re at risk for type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds.

Participants can print and share their Online Risk Test results with their IASIS Healthcare physician and discuss how to reduce their risk for diabetes.

IASIS Healthcare Diabetes Alert Day® Regional Events

Glenwood Medical Group
Free Blood Sugar Screening Event with Dr. Billy Branch
Time: 9am-11am

Billy Branch, MD
Location: 9052 Hwy 165 North
Sterlington, LA 71280
318-665-0345

Join us in the fight against Louisiana’s diabetes epidemic. Stop by for free blood sugar screenings, educational information and drawing for door prizes to include a $50 Brookshire’s gift card.






Source: Fox 13 Salt Lake City, IASIS Healthcare HealthFix

Jordan Valley Children’s Center Grand Opening Event
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Jordan Valley Medical Center
3580 West 9000 South
West Jordan, UT 84088
Ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:00pm. Pediatric unit tours available. Light refreshments will be served.

The new Jordan Valley Children’s Center, on the campus of Jordan Valley Medical Center, provides comprehensive pediatric care from board-certified pediatric physicians and nurses with extensive pediatric-specific credentials. The West Jordan 9-room unit is equipped to provide care for patients as young as one week old up to 18 years of age.

Examples of pediatric conditions treated at the Jordan Valley Children’s Center:

  • Croup
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Diarrhea and dehydration
  • Closed head injuries
  • Respiratory asthma
  • Stomach Flu

Additional features include:

  • Dedicated sleep lab bed
  • Dedicated ED bed
  • Bronchiolitis clinic
  • CT Scan with the lowest dose of radiation in the state
  • Complimentary transportation from our West Valley Campus

 

 


 

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Board-certified and Fellowship-trained Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Richard R. Heuser has been named a Top Leader in Cardiology in the AZ Business Leaders 2017 Digital Magazine by AZ Big Media.

Leaders were selected from a pool of more than 5,000 individuals. The 2017 list highlights the most innovative Arizona entrepreneurs in the categories of healthcare, technology, law, education, financial services, manufacturing, real estate and construction.

Michael Gossie, Editor In Chief of Arizona Business Magazine noted the impact these high-profile individuals are making in Arizona: “They are innovators. They have influence. And when they speak, they make things happen. And together, they are guiding Arizona toward greatness.”

About Richard R. Heuser, M.D., FACC, FACP, FESC, FSCAI

Board-certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Heuser is an internationally-recognized cardiologist, inventor, educator and author, and 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. PhoenixHeartCenter.com






Elizabeth Kearney to oversee hospital’s nursing department and patient care

PHOENIX – Feb. 24, 2017 – IASIS Healthcare has announced a new addition to its leadership team with Elizabeth Kearney accepting the role of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Mountain Vista Medical Center, a full-service hospital in east Mesa.

The Chief Nursing Officer title is the highest nursing management position in a hospital and is responsible for overseeing the 178-bed acute care hospital’s nursing department and patient care services. As part of her role, Kearney will assist with carrying out the hospital’s mission, vision and values, and is responsible for patient satisfaction, quality of care and staff education.

“We are very excited to have Elizabeth in this role because she knows Mountain Vista and its people. Her passion for helping people helps to drive decisions with regards to both patients and colleagues, and she’s earned the respect of them all,” said Eric Paul, IASIS Healthcare’s Arizona Market President.

Kearney has been fulfilling the role of interim CNO since November 2016 and has played an integral part of the Mountain Vista Medical team since 2008, when she was hired as a new graduate nurse. She advanced through the Hospital rapidly and deservingly, being promoted to charge nurse in 2010, Women’s Services Manager in 2011 and then Women’s Services Director in March 2012. Several months thereafter, she also agreed to oversee the Med/Surg department as its Director.

Kearney’s robust experience, combined with her stellar education, made her the perfect candidate for the challenging CNO role. She holds a Master of Business Administration from California Coast University and earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Grand Canyon University.

About Mountain Vista Medical Center

Mountain Vista Medical Center, part of IASIS Healthcare, is a 178-bed, full-service hospital, featuring all-private  rooms and advanced medical technology. Designed to provide comprehensive health care services for residents of the East Valley, the hospital is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center, and a Level III Trauma Center. The hospital also features an accredited Chest Pain Center and Cardiac Receiving Center.  Mountain Vista Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff. It is located in Mesa, just north of U.S. 60 at Crismon Road and Southern Avenue. Mountain Vista Medical Center is an Official Healthcare Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. For more information, visit www.mvmedicalcenter.com or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355). Find Mountain Vista Medical Center on Facebook and follow the hospital on Twitter.

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SAN ANTONIO, TX., February 17, 2017 — Southwest General Hospital was recognized with a special award at the STRAC Regional Cardiac Systems Quarterly Cardiac Dinner on Thursday, February 16th at the Omni Colonnade. This dinner recognized hospitals and agencies with cardiac care awards based on 2016 Regional Data, highlighting and celebrating American Heart Month.

A personal statement from the committee chair:

“When someone is having a heart attack, it is critical for all pieces of the healthcare system to operate in concert and efficiently so that the patient receives the most efficient and safest treatment possible. The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council’s Regional Cardiac Systems Committee has been working with EMS, hospitals and physicians to enable heart attack patients in south Texas to receive the best care possible.

For 2016, Southwest General Hospital was recognized with a Shortest Door to Balloon Time Award, where the system performed flawlessly leading to a patient who received definitive care, a cardiac catheterization, in 20 minutes from the time EMS arrived at the hospital’s doors. To put this in perspective, the national goal for such treatment is 90 minutes and our regional goal is 60 minutes.

To perform such a critical, lifesaving procedure in such a short time shows a tremendous commitment by Southwest General Hospital to developing internal systems and processes to perform as efficiently as possible when such critical patients arrive at their door.

Tremendous work by Southwest General Hospital, their administration, nurses and physicians.” -Dudley Wait, Chair of the Regional Cardiac Systems Committee

For more information, visit the Southwest General Hospital website or on social at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin.

 


 

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Hips, Shoulders, Hands, Knees and Feet Seminar: Saturday, March 4

PHOENIX – (Feb. 14, 2017) – We often attribute aches and pains to simply getting older. But here’s the truth: Life shouldn’t be painful no matter what age you are.

As part of its dedication to making a difference in the lives of its patients and communities, St. Luke’s Medical Center, along with Hedley Orthopaedic Institute and Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians, members of IASIS Healthcare, is offering the general public a FREE, interactive joint health seminar from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The Wigwam. IASIS Healthcare is the official healthcare partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.

Attendees will hear from physicians from Hedley Orthopaedic Institute and the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians about all aspects of hip, shoulder, knee and foot health. Also available for demonstration is the NAVIO robot, which will showcase an innovative new surgical system for partial knee replacement, along with another demonstration available by MAKOplasty, a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.

Seminar sessions will share different approaches to keeping joints healthy, the latest on arthritis and options for treatment, including joint replacement procedures, robotic innovations, regenerative medicine and more. The event closes with a physician panel, giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions about joint health.

As a special treat, attendees will be welcomed by the Phoenix Suns Gorilla and Dancers before enjoying a FREE FootMaxx Gait Analysis and breakfast. Registration is encouraged as space is limited.

WHERE:
300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

WHEN:
Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. – Noon
*Phoenix Suns Gorilla and cheerleaders onsite from 8 to 9 a.m.

WHO:  
Physician presenters and their respective sessions (in order), include:
Brandon Gough, M.D., Latest Innovations in Knee Replacement
Amy Jo Overlin, M.D., Sports Injuries in the Active Adult
Tim Bert, M.D., Regenerative medicine and Hip Arthroscopy
David Bates, DPM, Feet and Ankles
Walter Calvin Damper, D.O. & Mauricio Valdes, M.D., Back Pain
Michael J. Sumko, M.D., Latest Innovations in Hip Replacements
Phillip W. Bennion, M.D., Shoulders
Jimmy Chow, M.D., Robotic Innovations
Leah Brown, M.D., Elbow Injuries

The seminar is brought to you by members of IASIS HealthcareSt. Luke’s Medical Center, Hedley Orthopaedic Institute and Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians.

RSVP
Space is limited! Attendees are encouraged to register by calling 1-877-351-WELL (9355) or visiting the St. Luke’s Medical Center Event page.

MEDIA CONTACT: Angela Menninger, 602-373-8212 or angela@dualitypr.com

 

 


 

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. — IASIS Healthcare® LLC (“IASIS” or the “Company”) today announced financial and operating results for the fiscal first quarter ended December 31, 2016.

Key Financial and Operating Results

Consolidated Financial and Operating Results – First Quarter Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

Consolidated revenue for the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, totaled $839.9 million, an increase of 4.6% compared to $802.8 million in the prior year quarter. The consolidated revenue increase for the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, is comprised of 8.8% growth in premium, service and other revenue in the Company’s managed care operations and 2.0% growth in acute care revenue.

Net earnings from continuing operations for the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, totaled $2.2 million, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $3.3 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, totaled $61.8 million, compared to $57.4 million in the prior year quarter.

“We are pleased with our first quarter results, which reflect solid improvement in EBITDA and continued growth across our acute and managed care business lines,” said IASIS Healthcare President and Chief Executive Officer W. Carl Whitmer. “In particular, our first quarter results reflect significant improvements at our managed care operations, resulting from our recent efforts to enhance clinical and cost efficiencies.”

Acute Care Operations – First Quarter Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

For the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, acute care revenue totaled $499.2 million, an increase of 2.0% compared to the prior year quarter. Admissions increased 0.3% and adjusted admissions decreased 0.5%, each compared to the prior year quarter. Net patient revenue per adjusted admission for the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, increased 2.6% compared to the prior year quarter.

Managed Care Operations – First Quarter Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

For the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, premium, service and other revenue in the Company’s managed care operations totaled $340.7 million, an increase of 8.8% compared to the prior year quarter. Total lives served across all managed care division product lines increased 8.5% compared to the prior year, with 681,300 lives served as of December 31, 2016. Excluding lives associated with the Arizona exchange plan, which the Company exited on January 1, 2017, total lives served increased 7.6%.

For the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, excluding the impact of the Arizona exchange plan, the medical loss ratio (“MLR”) was 85.3%, compared to 89.5% in the prior year quarter. On a sequential basis, excluding the impact of the Arizona exchange plan, the MLR was 91.7% for the fourth quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Effective October 1, 2016, the Company’s Arizona Medicaid plan received a 3.1% increase in capitation premium rates primarily as a result of recent medical cost trends, including the on-going increases in pharmacy costs. The state contract amendment, which provided for the increase in premium rates, also included certain program changes to the benefit structure for its members.

Cash Flow Analysis

Cash flows used in operating activities for the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, totaled $38.2 million, compared to $7.0 million in the prior year quarter. Operating cash flows for the first quarter ended December 31, 2016, were negatively impacted by the timing of expected funds associated with the Company’s participation in Medicaid supplemental reimbursement programs. Additionally, the prior year quarter ended December 31, 2015, was positively impacted by the timing of cash associated with the annual health insurer fee and the receipt of income tax refunds.

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 quarter ended December 31, 2016, the Company spent $18.0 million in cash associated with its conversion efforts, $4.2 million of which is included in cash flows used in operating activities, $8.3 million is included in cash flows used in investing activities and $5.5 million is included in cash flows used in financing activities. During the prior year quarter ended December 31, 2015, the Company spent $7.7 million in cash associated with its conversion efforts, $2.2 million of which is included in cash flows used in operating activities, $3.4 million of which is included in cash flows used in investing activities and $2.1 million of which is included in cash flows used in financing activities.

Conference Call

A listen-only simulcast and 30-day replay of IASIS’ first quarter 2017 conference call will be available by clicking the “Investors” link on the Company’s Web site at www.iasishealthcare.com beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on February 10, 2017.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE.

 

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 681,300 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, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.iasishealthcare.com.

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Franklin, Tenn., Feb. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IASIS Healthcare® LLC (“IASIS”) today announced that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its fiscal first quarter 2017 conference call on Friday, February 10, 2017. The Company will release its results for the fiscal first year ended December 31, 2016, before the opening of the market on February 10th.

The live broadcast of IASIS’ conference call will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on February 10th. In addition, an online replay will be available an hour after the call ends and will be available for 30 days. The online replay can also be found on the IASIS Healthcare website.

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 681,300 covered lives through its multiple health plans, accountable care networks and agreements to serve as a management services organization (“MSO”) with third party insurers.

Investor Contact:
John M. Doyle
Chief Financial Officer
(615) 844-2747






Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, IASIS Healthcare hospitals around the country are proudly participating in American Heart Month beginning February 1, 2017.

Events include:

St. Joseph Medical Center – Houston, TX: 4th Annual Women’s Heart Health Expo & Luncheon

Southwest General Hospital – San Antonio, TX: Passport to a Healthy Heart Fair

Glenwood Regional Medical Center – West Monroe, LA: 28 Days of Heart (Facebook Event)

Mountain Vista Medical Center – Mesa, AZ: 10th Annual Heart Healthy Day

Utah Heart on the Hill – Salt Lake City, UT: Annual Advocacy Day at the Utah State Capitol

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:

  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.

For more information, visit www.heart.org or speak with your local IASIS Healthcare provider.

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