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Attention Patients of Wayne HealthCare:
Please note that you may receive a bill from R&C Pathology for lab services performed at Wayne HealthCare. This is a separate statement for services rendered by the Pathology Physicians that read and result your lab service that has been performed. If you have any questions regarding your statement, please call R&C's billing service at 937-440-4637. Thank you!
DARKE COUNTY HEALTH FAIR set for OCTOBER 16, 2012
“PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLNESS”
Mark your calendars! The Darke County Health Fair Committee is excited to announce the upcoming 2012 Darke County Health Fair. The 38th Annual Darke County Health Fair will be Tuesday, October 16, 2012, in the Youth Buildingat Darke County Fairgrounds on State Route 49, Greenville, Ohio. Hours will be from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The 2012 Health Fair, open to people of all ages, will feature over 40 different displays and many FREE health screenings. KitchenAid will be doing their annual demonstrations. Play BINGO and have a chance to win a New Flat Screen TV and other Door Prizes!
As always, the health fair will be offering several tests: A Blood Chemistry Profile, $30.00; TSH, $25.00; Iron, $15; PSA, $30; Flu Shots, $20; and Mammograms $195.53.
Free health checks include blood pressure, diabetes screening, visual acuity, height and weight, abnormalities in urine, nutrition screening, hearing tests, spinal-postural analysis, chair massages, citizen CPR, family fire drills, fall-risk assessments, and bone density.
For transportation, call 547-1811 (outside of Greenville with 24-hr notice).
Darke County Health Fair Committee Members are: Mike Pressnall, Cindy Scott, Sharon Warren, Jim Beyke, Carol Fourman, Jennifer Barga, Ken Livingston, and Kelly Sanning.
Take a look at the 2012 Darke County Health Care Flyer!
Endoscopic Press Release
Wayne HealthCare is proud to announce:
ASGE RECOGNIZES 30 ENDOSCOPY UNITS FOR QUALITY AND SAFETY AS PART OF ITS ENDOSCOPY UNIT RECOGNITION PROGRAM
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized Wayne HealthCare as one of the 30 endoscopy units that its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy, in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines. To date, 337 endoscopy units have been recognized by ASGE.
“ASGE is delighted to be recognizing these 30 endoscopy units, whose staff work hard every day to provide highquality care to their patients in a safe environment,” said Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE, chairman, ASGE Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee. “There continues to be an outstanding response to this program. We are proud to acknowledge these ASGE members through our Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program for their commitment to promoting the highest standards of safety and quality.”An important component of the program is an educational course that thoroughly reviews related guidelines.
Honorees attended this course, entitled “Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit.”Upon completion of the program, units receive an ASGE "Certificate of Recognition" for promoting quality in endoscopy which is valid for three years, providing the unit remains accredited and complies with all program criteria. This symbol can be displayed to let patients and referring physicians know that the endoscopy unit is dedicated to delivering high-quality endoscopic care and has received specialized training around these principles.
About the Program
To successfully complete the program and receive a Certificate of Recognition, a center must show proof of successful and current accreditation by a recognized accrediting body (AAAHC, Joint Commission); sign an attestation affirming that certain ASGE and CDC guidelines are adopted as minimum requirements of the unit policy; have a representative of the unit complete the ASGE Recognition Course, “Improving Quality and Safety In Your Endoscopy Unit;” and submit the application fee(s). The Certificate of Recognition award is granted for a three-year period and is renewable.
Endoscopy is performed by specially-trained physicians called endoscopists using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, endoscopists are able to access the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices.
Endoscopes are designed with high-intensity lighting and fitted with precision devices that allow viewing and treatment of the gastrointestinal system.
An important component of the program is an educational course that thoroughly reviews related guidelines.
Wayne HealthCare is proud to announce that we have received a 3 year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer with commendations in all 8 available areas. This is very exciting for us and speaks highly of the dedication of our physicians, nurses and other dedicated staff that spent hours working on this accreditation for Wayne HealthCare and the community.
Wayne HealthCare has just completed a two year process to have their cancer program accredited by the
Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, the multidisciplinary Commission on Cancer establishes standards to ensure quality, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care delivery in health care settings; conducts surveys in health care settings to assess compliance with those standards; collects standardized data from accredited health care settings to measure cancer care quality; uses data to monitor treatment patterns and outcomes and enhance cancer control and clinical surveillance activities, and develops effective educational interventions to improve cancer prevention, early detection, cancer care delivery, and outcomes in health care settings.
The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of 50 national professional organizations. Each organization has a representative(s) on the Commission. These representatives are responsible for setting standards for cancer care and monitoring the compliance with the standards. Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer is voluntary and requires strict compliance with the standards. Standards are developed in various aspects of cancer care including diagnosis, treatment, monitoring quality of care, prevention, early detection, research and education.
Over the last two years, Wayne HealthCare has assembled a team of cancer experts who have developed the Wayne HealthCare Cancer Program. The program includes multidisciplinary care and provides a complete range of diagnostic, treatment, and supportive services. In addition, even though Wayne HealthCare isn’t mandated to provide national clinical trials, we have joined the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program and offer cancer patients national clinical trials through a grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Wayne HealthCare has the expertise to provide you and your loved ones with the very best in cancer care.
Hospital Value Index Award
Wayne HealthCare is a big winner in the Hospital Value Index Award for 2010.
“The Best in Value award recognizes the top 25% (quartile) of hospitals as ranked by the Hospital Value Index,” according to Wayne Deschambeau, President/CEO of the Hospital. “It is designed to use only objective, verifiable and quantitative data consistent and complete across the United States, ensuring objective measurement, rather than anecdotal evidence.”
“The Hospital Value Index™ Award is the first comprehensive index to compare the value of care that hospitals provide,” he added.
The 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index™ analyzed more than 4,500 general acute-care hospitals to offer the most comprehensive picture to date of a hospital’s value by measuring its success in the following key areas:
- Quality, including CMS’s (Medicare) Core Measures, patient safety, mortality and readmission rates;
- Affordability, a relative comparison of prices charged for inpatient and outpatient services,
- Efficiency, including the relative measure of the cost to the hospital for providing services; and
- Patient Satisfaction as measured by HCAHPS.
Wayne HealthCare is one of the country’s Top 25 percent of Hospitals using this data.
“We set as a goal for the Hospital to be the top rural hospital in America,” Deschambeau said. “We are quickly moving toward our goal. This honor recognizes our staff and physicians who care deeply for our patients and the personal care we’ve been known for.”
“Our new building doesn’t even factor into this award, so we’re really excited about the improvements we’ve been making over the past several years,” he said. “This award recognizes what our patients think of us as well as our quality and our affordability.”
The following data sets were included in the 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index™:
Medicare Provider Analysis and Review FFY 2008 (MedPAR) (Release Date: May 2009)
- Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) 2007 Data Set (Release Date: Oct 2008)
- Patient Safety Composite Scores from AHRQ Version 3.2a (Release Date: Sept 2008)
- Medicare Hospital Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) Q1 2009 (Release Date: April 2009)
- Hospital Compare (HCAHPS, Outcomes of Care, Core Measures) (Release Data: July 2009)
- CMS Hospital Process of Care Measures (Core Measures) (Release Date: July 2009)
- CMS Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) (Release Date: July 2009)
- Re-admission Rates from CMS Hospital Outcome of Care Measures (Release Date: July 2009)
- Post-Discharge Hospital Mortality Rates from CMS Hospital Outcome of Care (Release Date: July 2009)
Wayne HealthCare Recognized for Community Outreach
Award Commemorates Dedicated OHA Associate
(COLUMBUS, OH) – A small hospital in western Ohio reaching thousands of people in its area through large health fairs and wellness initiatives is the 2010 recipient of the David Hendershot Rural Health Promotion Award. Wayne HealthCare in Greenville received the award from the Ohio Hospital Association’s Foundation for Healthy Communities.
The award was accepted by Wayne Deschambeau, President and CEO of Wayne HealthCare, and was presented during the Leadership Luncheon as part of OHA’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on June 16. The award came with a $1,000 check made possible by contributions to the charitable foundation in memory of past OHA Field Services Director David Hendershot.