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PCI is percutaneous coronary intervention, commonly known as angioplasty, in which a “balloon” is used to open up blockages that are preventing blood flow to the heart. The length of time it takes someone suffering a heart attack to receive PCI is key to saving a heart, and a key measurement in determining whether a medical center meets the tough standards of Chest Pain Center accreditation.
Dr. Serey’s office, AnMed Health Urology, is at the AnMed Health North Campus, 2000 E. Greenville St., Suite 2900.
The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Andrea Storie, a speech language pathologist.
Storie assisted in the development of the new AnMed Health Voice Clinic, where she specializes in functional voice disorders and laryngectomy care.
AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital has been named the Upstate’s first Baby-Friendly Hospital, designated by Baby-Friendly USA, a national version of an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund – to promote breastfeeding for new moms and their babies.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative was created to foster maternity care practices that promote and support breastfeeding. It endorses “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding,” a bundle of science-based practices established as a global criteria to improving breastfeeding rates. These criteria are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics in addition to WHO and UNICEF.
WLOS News 13 and AnMed Health Blood Center are teaming up on a blood drive 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 19 at the Chick-fil-A on E. Greenville Street/Highway 81. Donors will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich and a T-shirt. The theme for this 27th annual drive sponsored by WLOS News 13 is “Give so that someone might live!” For questions, call the AnMed Health Blood Center at 864.512.1135
AnMed Health has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.
Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
AnMed Health is bringing surgeons from Piedmont Surgical Associates to Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens to begin practicing on May 5, 2014.
AnMed Health is working to ensure that Cannon Memorial Hospital is in a position to provide quality services consistent with a hospital of its size. Within its population, Pickens is seeing a growing need for specialty services. Piedmont Surgical Associates will provide new technology, along with minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic procedures.
Dr. Tom Kayrouz, AnMed Health vice president of medical affairs, has earned his Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credentials awarded by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, a not-for-profit chartered by the American College of Physician Executives.
New CPEs will be honored in April at the American College of Physician Executives 2014 Annual Meeting and Spring Institute in Chicago.
AnMed Health’s Volunteer Services department is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Youth Volunteer Program.
The program will consist of three separate two-week sessions: June 9-20; June 30-July 11; and July 21-Aug. 1. Students will participate in one session and must be willing to volunteer Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the entire two-week period. Students must be at least 15 years old to participate.
Since April 1908, women of extraordinary passion, energy, commitment and clinical excellence have contributed to the evolution of AnMed Health. Each year during Women’s History Month, AnMed Health honors this tradition by holding the Extraordinary Women in Healthcare Awards and Symposium.
The 2014 symposium is at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in the AnMed Health Cancer Center atrium. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Ninfa Saunders, president and CEO of Central Georgia Health System.
The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Peter C. Netzler.
The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Mary Ann Horn.
Dr. Horn recently joined Dr. Audrey Jones at AnMed Health Pendleton Family Medicine. A member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, she is a graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla., and earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science from Clemson University.
AnMed Health is one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to receive one of the American College of Cardiology Foundation's top awards for implementing a higher level of care for cardiac patients for 2013.
Called the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, it is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine.
AnMed Health and Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens have entered an integration agreement that becomes effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Cannon Memorial Hospital will be integrated into the AnMed Health system. However, it will remain its own entity -- a not-for-profit corporation -- and will continue to be governed by a separate board of trustees. Cannon Memorial will become a member corporation and AnMed Health will be its sole member.
The AnMed Health Foundation is turning the battle against breast cancer into a street fight.
The foundation has set a $1.1 million fund-raising goal to put diagnostic equipment on the road. The funds will purchase a mobile diagnostic unit to take mammography and other screenings to people who can’t or won’t go to a doctor’s office for screenings.
Dr. Stoney Abercrombie and Dr. Matt Cline have newly expanded roles in AnMed Health’s medical education program.
After serving as director of the residency program since 2002, Dr. Abercrombie is now director of medical education. Dr. Cline takes over as director of the residency program after serving as associate director since 2000.
AnMed Health Medicus ENT is pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas Justin Way. Dr. Way joins Dr. Lawton Salley, Dr. Jane Reister and Shelley Wells, FNP at AnMed Health Medicus ENT.
U.S. News & World Report has released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. This year’s Best Hospitals, the 24th annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.
AnMed Health ranked fifth out of 90 hospitals in South Carolina and was recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Upstate. AnMed Health was also listed as high-performing in cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.
AnMed Health LifeFlight has received full accreditation from The Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). AnMed Health LifeFlight, a medical helicopter transport service, provides highly-skilled teams of flight nurses and paramedics to care for heart attack, stroke and trauma patients.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 8th annual Extraordinary Women in Healthcare Awards. The event recognizes women in three categories:
Submit nominations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Winners will be announced during the Extraordinary Women in Healthcare Awards and Symposium on March 14.
AnMed Health Medical Center’s transfusion and donor center activities have earned accreditation from AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).
AABB's accreditation program assesses compliance with AABB standards as well as with the Code of Federal Regulations and federal guidance documents. AABB’s accreditation program has been recognized by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
On Dec. 17, AnMed Health became only the third health system in South Carolina to receive Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met.
With the donation of two automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), the staffs at Meals on Wheels and Special Population Recreation are better equipped to respond to sudden cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
During sudden cardiac arrest, the electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic or both, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest takes as many as 460,000 lives each year.
AnMed Health LifeFlight is now equipped with a LUCAS Chest Compression System, allowing flight nurses and paramedics to respond even more efficiently to sudden cardiac arrest.
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