We ended May with another strong month of growth at our hospital. Admissions were up 21.4%, Inpatient Surgery up 50%, Outpatient surgery down 10% and ED volume up 16.2%. I continue to receive positive feedback from the community and our physicians about the care provided here. We have to continue to earn that every day with great clinical care and customer service. Thanks for another great month!
The Annual EMS for Children picnic was held this week on our campus with a great turnout by both EMS Services and kids. I saw several of you with your kids participating in the fun. Thanks to Liana for coordinating and Randy for security and restrooms. It was a great event with great exposure for our hospital thanks to Jennifer Jones and the WMAZ live remote.
We completed our Employee Survey with almost 88% participation! Thanks for taking the survey and congratulations to our grand prize winners, Lisa Brown and Barbara Watkins! Our Human Resource team will be putting together a plan for us to review the results near the end of June or early July.
What is MyHealthOne? It’s our secure, personalized online environment that connects patients and caregivers to helpful tools and personal health records through local facility websites. MyHealthOne represents a significant transformation of our existing MEDITECH patient portal, and will create an industry-leading digital experience for patients with enhanced functionality and a user interface that’s simple and visually appealing. What will change? For patients, we will change the name of the MEDITECH patient portal to MyHealthOne. Only the patient experience will change; there is no change to how clinicians view and enter information. Find A Doctor, Make An Appointment, and Classes and Events will now be together on MyHealthOne, along with clinical information. Redesigned screens will create a more user-friendly experience and users will now create a profile, which lets them view a personalized history and health information. Go live date: June 22!
Don’t forget to help us name the Cyber Café. Painting will be complete this week! Flooring next week and then furniture and vending machines. We are getting close!
Congratulations to the following staff members who had graduates this spring!
-Robin Parker – Ally Parker (Allyn Elizabeth Parker) – University of Georgia
-Janelle Holleman – Clarissa Holleman -Georgia Southern University
-Michele Spivey- Taylor Spivey – University of North Georgia
-Eric Brown – Erica Meschelle Brown – Valdosta State University
-Lisa Duggan – Darrell Lee Duggan – Truitt McConnell College
-Rhoda Casey – Brianna Casey(granddaughter) – Columbus Tech
– Caleb Casey (grandson) – Concordia University
– Rhett King (nephew) – Columbus University
-Heath King – Emma Cate King – headed to first grade at FPD
– Broughton King – graduated from pull-ups to underwear! Headed for PreK!
Charlin Preston (Respiratory) is a super outstanding professional that gives great care. She is very patient and shows genuine concern for patient care and understanding.” Patient – L. B.
“Thanks so much to Stephanie, Jill and Sarah on the 3rd Floor. I appreciate all you did for me while I was at Coliseum Northside. I wasn’t scared!” Patient – S.D.
“Diana Fletcher (Volunteer) is such a lovely & caring lady. She made me feel comfortable and cared about. Thanks so much Diana!” Patient – L.W.B.
“I would like to acknowledge Briana & Veronica on the 3rd Floor. They always had a smile on their face and not once did I feel like I was a burden.” Patient – D. S.
Thanks so much to Leslie, Sarah, Tom & Lizzie on 3rd Floor – they were all exceptional at taking care of me during my time spent at Coliseum Northside Hospital. Also thanks to Jamie in Housekeeping, she was always smiling and cheerful. I cannot thank them enough.” Patient – K. H.