WVU Medicine celebrates one million outpatient visits

WVU Medicine celebrates one million outpatient visits

Thursday, November 29, 2018

WVU Medicine completed its one millionth outpatient visit for the year on Nov. 28, marking the first time the feat has been accomplished in the system’s history.

“While we are seeing more patients than ever before, we have significantly decreased the time it takes for a new patient to be seen by our providers while receiving the highest patient satisfaction scores we’ve ever had,” Darin Rogers, vice president of ambulatory operations, said.

WVU Medicine, Mon EMS to merge EMS services in Mon and Preston counties

WVU Medicine, Mon EMS to merge EMS services in Mon and Preston counties

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WVU Hospitals and Monongalia Health System have signed a letter of intent to combine the assets of Monongalia Emergency Medical Services (Mon EMS) and HealthTeam Critical Care Transport to create a single, cohesive countywide emergency medical system/transport structure to better serve the needs of residents of Monongalia and Preston Counties.

Under the terms of the agreement, the assets of HealthTeam in Monongalia County will be transferred to Mon EMS. After the two entities are combined, Mon EMS will be jointly managed and operated by Mon Health System and WVU Hospitals.

According to officials, the joint operation will make EMS services more efficient, as services provided will be under a consistent, cost effective, and rapid response model, offering basic and advanced life support throughout the region.

The announcement was made at Wednesday’s (Nov. 28) Monongalia County Commission meeting.

Ambulances will be based at the present Mon EMS headquarters, at the Gateway complex, Cheat Lake VFD, Clinton District VFD, and Clay-Battelle Health Center. Other locations may be added in the future.

The Mon EMS ambulances will be co-branded after the joint agreement is in effect, and will display the name “Mon EMS,” as well as the logos of Mon Health Medical Center and WVU Medicine.

A new permanent president/director for Mon EMS will be recruited. In the meantime, the current special operations supervisor of Mon EMS, Pat Cornell, and the current president of HealthTeam, Clinton Burley, will serve as co-interim executive directors of Mon EMS.

The process to merge the assets must have approval from the boards of both hospitals, as well as state licensing agencies. It will likely be spring before details are finalized. In the meantime, calls will be dispatched based on the closest available vehicle.

29th Annual West Virginia Addiction Training Institute June 13-15, 2018

29th Annual West Virginia Addiction Training Institute

June 13-15, 2018

Holiday Inn University

Morgantown, WV

Full Week $231, Daily $90

Applying for Nursing, Social CE, Counseling CE, Psychology CE, Addiction, LPC Ethics, Military and Addiction Session

 

Registration: Contact Swapna King, 304-598-6422, kingsw@wvumedicine.org 

WVU’s first Day of Giving!

Today’s the day – we’re celebrating WVU’s first Day of Giving! Join us at the Health Sciences Market today for giveaways, events, and more from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.!

 

The fun doesn’t stop there – we’ve also got musical treats from our continuing Music at the Pylons concert series at the Pylons area from 12 p.m.!

 

We hope you come out and join us for this special day to give back.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association has created a toolkit for physicians

Under new Medicare reimbursement rules, cognitive and functional assessments and care planning for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairment are covered. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a toolkit for physicians with materials on assessing older adults’ functioning, the severity of their condition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, their safety at home and in outside settings, and the kind and extent of available caregiving support.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2654899?WT.mc_id=enews2017_10_25&utm_source=enews-aff-191&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews-2017-10-25