Thursday, January 28, 2010

Complimentary access to all KLAS performance data!

The KLAS Enterprises website launched new functionality and healthcare providers can now sign up for complimentary access to all KLAS performance data and research services - Get your free access by going to

Client News: Bob Williams has been named President and CEO of Baptist St. Anthony's Health System

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Client News: Huntsville Hospital partners with Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield

[Glenn Baeske / The Huntsville Times]

The boards of directors of Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield and Huntsville Hospital have approved an affiliation agreement that will result in improved efficiencies and services for both hospitals. Under the affiliation agreement, Huntsville Hospital will partner with Helen Keller Hospital in providing services to the 185-bed hospital in Sheffield. Bill Anderson, president and CEO of Helen Keller Hospital, said the agreement will result in lowered costs for materials and maintenance contracts.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Client News: Rockford Memorial Hospital Receives Accreditation in Three Areas

Rockford Memorial Hospital is the only local hospital recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

Client News: Lancaster General Health Earns National Recognition for Exemplary Community Service

In honor of its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community, Lancaster General Health (LG Health) in Lancaster, Pa., was named a finalist of the prestigious 2009 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in healthcare. View Article

Client News: WellSpan Health opening new specialty hospital in York County

WellSpan opening new specialty hospital in York County
[By TOM JOYCE Daily Record/Sunday News]

The emphasis will be on rehabilitation and orthopedic patients.

Gail Judd, director of York Hospital's perioperative services, shows the equipment that will be in operating rooms at a new hospital specializing in orthopedics and rehabilitation.

Suspended from the ceiling are adjustable operating lights, as well as a video display screen showing three sliced peppers positioned on the operating table to display the high quality of the picture.

You don't usually hear the word "ambiance" used to describe a hospital room.

But WellSpan vice president of operations Barbara Yarrish said that's one of the elements the company had in mind when planning out inpatient care at the new WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Center.

Yarrish was among several WellSpan officials who held a news conference Thursday announcing the new hospital, which will specialize in orthopedic and spine procedures, as well as rehabilitation for surgery patients and stroke victims.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Client News: Oakwood Healthcare System among top 100 integrated healthcare networks!

Oakwood has been named by SDI, Innovations in Healthcare Analytics, among the Top 100 integrated healthcare networks nationwide.

More information, including rating methodology and regional rankings can be found at

Client News: National Study Recognizes Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler

Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler was recognized today as the only hospital in Texas to receive all three of HealthGrades Distinctions: Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ – 2009, 2010, Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ – 2009/2010, and Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety Excellence™ – 2007-2009.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Client News: Jewish Hospital Plays significant role in clinical trial that leads to FDA approval of HeartMateII®

Jewish Hospital Plays significant role in clinical trial that leads to FDA approval of HeartMateII®

Based on the integral role Jewish Hospital played in the landmark HeartMate II® Destination Therapy Clinical Trial, Jewish Hospital announced today that the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) has received FDA approval for Destination Therapy (DT), or long-term treatment option, for patients suffering from advanced-stage heart failure who are not eligible for heart transplantation.

Jewish Hospital remains among select cardiac centers in the nation to offer the state-of-the-art therapy to these advanced heart failure patients for whom there is a critical care need.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

St. Louis Chapter AORN meeting tonight!

The clinical team from Unibased will be attending the local St. Louis Chapter AORN meeting tonight January 12th being held at Soulard’s Restaurant at 1731 S. 7th St. at 6 pm.

Marion Sachs RN and Peggy Pittenger RN are recruiting nurses interested in participating in a clinical focus group for the Unibased OR product. If interested, please see them at the meeting or call 314-878-6050 ext. 149.

TODAY - Tuesday, January 12, 2010
6:00-6:30 pm – Dinner sponsored by 3M Healthcare
6:30-7:30 pm – Educational Presentation
7:30-8:30 pm – Chapter Meeting

Soulard’s Restaurant
1731 S. 7th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

Client News: East Texas Medical Center Tyler new patient care units prepare to open

The two new units represent a $28 million expansion project which adds a total of 72 new rooms and two stories to the north tower of the hospital. The building program began in 2008. A dedication ceremony was held today for the Mary and Wayne Poindexter Patient Care Unit. The ceremony honored Mr. Poindexter and his late wife for their contribution of $5 million to the new oncology (cancer care) unit on the sixth floor. The day also provided guests with tours of the new fifth floor unit dedicated to cardiology (heart care) patients and other medical specialties. More info:

Kosair Children’s Medical Center - Brownsboro Selects Unibased Systems Architecture’s ForSite2020® To Improve Community Access to Pediatric Services

Norton Healthcare’s Kosair Children’s Medical Center - Brownsboro, located in northeastern Jefferson County in Louisville, KY, has selected the award-winning ForSite2020® application suite of solutions to provide unsurpassed community access to pediatric services for patients, families and physicians.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Client News: Mount Sinai Medical Center and Columbia University Cardiovascular Centers Teaming Up

Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach has entered into a partnership with Columbia University. "Our goal is to work with Columbia University to further enhance our role as a local, national and international leader in cardiovascular care and innovation," Steven D. Sonenreich, president and chief executive officer of Mount Sinai, said in a letter to supporters.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Client News: Bay Area Health District Purchases Surgery Management System

Bay Area Health District (dba Bay Area Hospital) of Coos Bay, Oregon has purchased the ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS). Unibased was selected as a result of competition with several surgery management system vendors.

According to Bob Adams, Bay Area Hospital, Director of Information Services, “The Unibased product exceeded our published requirements, but most importantly, Unibased demonstrated a willingness to meet our unique needs with contractual guarantees. All of their client references were helpful and straightforward. Unibased personnel were knowledgeable and experienced with our current in-house vendors, and up and down the line, everyone just felt more comfortable with Unibased”.

Phil Amelung, a Principal Consultant with Unibased, indicated “The Bay Area Hospital steering committee was sure to include a broad representation from the c-suite, information services, clinical informatics, and the surgery department. They went well beyond system feature/function in examining other important vendor qualities including the vendors’ ability to keep promises, history of successful integration projects and experience of implementation staff. No stone was left unturned. They are the first Amerinet hospital member we have signed since the inception of our contracted supplier agreement last September, and represent our first significant collaboration with Draeger. Bay Area is very influential as the largest acute care facility on the southwest Oregon coast with a high volume surgery operation. This is already a great partnership and it will only get better. We are all anxious to begin the implementation in early January, and Unibased is pleased to expand its west coast presence.”

Bay Area Health District Purchases Surgery Management System from Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc.

Bay Area Health District (dba Bay Area Hospital) of Coos Bay, Oregon has purchased the ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS). Unibased was selected as a result of competition with several surgery management system vendors.

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