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This thread focuses on news related to Seventh-day Adventist Healthcare Facilities

Adventist healthcare facilities interrelate with their communities as corporate citizens. Along with the news about these institutions, this thread invites analysis and examination regarding their effectiveness within the church and community.

Because these corporate entities function differently than the rest of the SDA Church structure, this thread helps to preserve that difference.

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Adventist Health System (AHS) one of the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award recipients

April, 2013

(The Adventist Health System operates 44 hospitals within the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States. It employs 79,000 people.)

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Thirty-Two Organizations Receive the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award

Gallup announces 32 distinguished organizations are recipients of the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award. Each year Gallup recognizes exceptional organizations whose leadership understands that employee engagement drives real business outcomes and who have mastered how to engage their workforces...

Each of the award recipients have shown a quantifiable impact as a result of having a more engaged workforce, and they have achieved this by integrating engagement into four areas that Gallup has identified as vital to cultivating a workplace culture of engagement:

  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Accountability and Performance
  • Communication and Knowledge Management
  • Development and Ongoing Learning
Gallup will formally present the winners with their awards during the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Summit, May 7-9, 2013.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/...ard-1774770.htm

Observations

1. Has anyone reading this had experience with Adventist Health System and the quality of employment provided?

2. What is AHS doing that impresses Gallup?

3. Who are the people making the difference?

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With Studer's coaching and God's blessing

Observations are included at the end of this news item.

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Glendale Adventist Medical Center Named July Healthcare Organization of the Month by The Studer Group

Glendale Adventist Medical Center Nationally Recognized for Creating a Culture of Clinical, Service and Operational Excellence for Patients, Employees and Physicians

GLENDALE, CA, July 10, 2013 /Healthcare PR News/

Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) has been selected as July's Fire Starter of the Month by Studer Group, an international outcomes-based healthcare consulting firm that works with hundreds of hospitals and healthcare organizations to improve clinical, service and operational outcomes.

The Fire Starter of the Month is a prestigious award which Studer Group bestows upon hospitals that act as premier examples of quality healthcare. The award reflects an overall passion and commitment to creating a culture of excellence where patients feel confident about their care, physicians enjoy practicing medicine, and employees are proud to be part of the organization. Fire Starters ignite the flame of service and caring for others that guides and supports the organization and results in measurable positive outcomes.

"Our journey to world-class excellence, which we call "Performance at a Higher Level," began with the Studer Group in May 2012," said Kevin A. Roberts, RN, FACHE, president/CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. "With Studer's coaching and God's blessing, our leadership team has steadily been "hardwiring" best practices such as AIDET, hourly nurse rounding and leadership rounding, into the daily culture at Glendale Adventist. The results have been immediate and dramatic," said Roberts.

"With a strong foundation already in place, we turned our focus to strengthening our quality and patient satisfaction scores," added Roberts.

In the early part of 2012, the hospital's HCAHPS, ED and other patient experience scores were significantly behind state and national averages. In the 4th quarter of 2012, after the journey with Studer began, hospital scores skyrocketed into the 70th, 80th and even up to the 100th percentiles. The hospital has sustained, and improved upon, these amazing results through the first quarter of 2013.

"In the 13 year history of Studer Group, we have never seen a hospital achieve such rapid improvement of their HCAHPS patient experience results as what we've seen at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in the last nine months," said Quint Studer.

"Our journey to becoming a world-class hospital is not over, but thanks to the efforts of our associates, physicians and leadership teams, we are well on our way and are deeply honored to receive the Healthcare Organization of the Month award," said Roberts.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center, a non-profit, 515-bed acute care facility in Glendale, CA, has been a part of the greater Los Angeles community for more than 108 years. Throughout the last century, the hospital has stayed on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in health care. Its mission is to share God's love in the community by promoting healing and wellness for the whole person. GAMC has been able to do so with numerous certifications and awards from many organizations, such as: Advanced Primary Stroke Center and joint replacement certification from The Joint Commission; the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer by the American College of Surgeons; Chest Pain Center certification from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care; Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus award and Stroke Honor Roll from the American Stroke Association; STEMI Receiving Center certification from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services; Blue Distinction Center designation for Cardiac Care and Knee and Hip Replacement, and Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery from Blue Shield of California and many more.

About Studer Group

Studer Group is an outcomes firm that implements evidence-based leadership systems that help hundreds of healthcare organizations attain and sustain outstanding results. Studer Group is devoted to teaching evidence-based tools and tactics that healthcare organizations can immediately use to create and sustain outcomes in clinical, operational and service excellence. www.studergroup.com

Glendale Adventist Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 170 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. For more information, visit http://www.glendaleadventist.com/

Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a not-for-profit 515-bed acute-care medical center in Glendale, CA serving Los Angeles County. Centers of Excellence include, The Heart & Vascular Institute, Spine and Orthopedics services and Neuroscience Institute.

Media Contact: Alicia Gonzalez (818) 800-3113

Gonzala1@ah.org

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Glendale, California

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http://healthcareprnews.com/healthcare_a...tm#.UeIeVUGsiSo

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Observations

1. "In the early part of 2012, the hospital's HCAHPS, ED and other patient experience scores were significantly behind state and national averages."

2. Then improved dramatically. Note the credit given is to both Studer and God.

3. The principles touched on in this report deserve more study. How did Studer help? What advice did they give?

4. Can we in our personal efforts to improve rely on Studer-type help to facilitate God's work in us? The role of character coaching?

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Florida Hospital in U.S. News Hospital Rankings, 2013, 2014

Badge: Nationally Ranked Hospital

Ranked #1 in Florida

Recognized in Central Florida

Ranked #1 in Orlando metro area

Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL is ranked nationally in 8 adult specialties.

It was also high-performing in 4 adult specialties, as shown below.

Florida Hospital is a 2,170-bed general medical and surgical facility with 122,729 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 29,347 annual inpatient and 32,205 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 407,439 visits. Florida Hospital is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Adult Specialties

This hospital was among 147 facilities—roughly 3 percent of the 4,806 analyzed for the latest Best Hospitals rankings—to be ranked in even one of the 16 specialties.

Nationally Ranked

#32 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

#28 in Diabetes & Endocrinology

#47 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

#10 in Gynecology

#31 in Nephrology

#38 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

#34 in Pulmonology

#36 in Urology

High-Performing

in Cancer

in Ear, Nose & Throat

in Geriatrics

in Orthopedics

http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/fl/florida-hospital-6390690

Another summary of Florida Hospital:

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Florida Hospital (Orlando).

Florida Hospital, the flagship of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country. Florida Hospital has more than 2,200 beds, treats more patients than any other hospital in the United States and has the largest family medicine residency in Florida. Earlier this year, it broke ground on a $210 million women's hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2015. Florida Hospital is nationally ranked in seven adult specialties, including gynecology, cardiology and urology, according to U.S. News & World Report's most recent rankings.

Source:

100 Great Hospitals in America

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/100...erica-2013.html

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Loma Linda University Medical Centre (LLUMC) in U.S. News Hospital Report, 2013-2014

Badge: Nationally Ranked Hospital

Ranked #13 in California

Ranked #1 in Riverside, CA metro area

Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA is ranked nationally in 1 adult specialty. It was also high-performing in 10 adult specialties, as shown below. Loma Linda University Medical Center is a 815-bed general medical and surgical facility with 28,066 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 11,560 annual inpatient and 13,946 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 57,499 visits. Loma Linda University Medical Center is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Adult Specialties

This hospital was among 147 facilities—roughly 3 percent of the 4,806 analyzed for the latest Best Hospitals rankings—to be ranked in even one of the 16 specialties.

Nationally Ranked

#47 in Gynecology

High-Performing

* in Cancer

* in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

* in Diabetes & Endocrinology

* in Ear, Nose & Throat

* in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

* in Geriatrics in Nephrology in Orthopedics in Pulmonology in Urology

http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ca/loma-linda-university-medical-center-6930053

Observations

1. Is it okay to take pride in good work? You remember the elementary school goal? I had a relative who worked for another California hospital as a surgeon. He found LLUMC's pride to be galling. "Oh Lord it's hard to be humble; When you're perfect in every way."

2. What is the cure for inordinate pride?

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Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, Colorado in U.S. News Hospital Report, 2013-2014

Ranked #3 in Colorado

Ranked #3 in Denver metro area

Porter Adventist Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital in Denver, CO. It performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 9 adult specialties, as shown below. Porter Adventist Hospital has 239 beds. The hospital had 10,322 admissions in the latest year for which data are available. It performed 4,126 annual inpatient and 3,328 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 24,004 visits.

High-Performing

* in Cancer

* in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

* in Geriatrics

* in Gynecology

* in Nephrology

* in Neurology & Neurosurgery

* in Orthopedics

* in Pulmonology

* in Urology

Source:

http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/co/porter-adventist-hospital-6840360

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