Hospitals

Train, Travel, Treat —TRIUMPH

In our latest Profile of Courage, a young North Carolina physician assistant (PA) finds himself monitoring juvenile COVID-19 patients quarantined at border patrol and embracing the challenge to serve kids in need. For Todd Harris, completing his MPAS in 2020 and then starting as a physician assistant at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C. plants a long-awaited milestone on his journey toward a fulfilling career in health care.

By |2021-07-19T19:19:14+00:00July 19, 2021|Clinical Education, Clinician Career Growth & Development, Clinician Lifestyle & Wellness, Clinicians, Featured, Hospitals, News, Profiles of Courage|Comments Off on Train, Travel, Treat —TRIUMPH

Enlisting Emergency Response

For Peter Hairston, military service stands as a family tradition he hoped to continue. His father served as did previous generations before him. For Hairston the timing and prospects didn’t align until 2012 when a respected colleague, Dr. Henry Heard, presented a new pathway to uniform. “I got a wild hare and joined the military,” Hairston declares.

By |2021-07-19T19:16:49+00:00July 1, 2021|Clinical Education, Clinician Career Growth & Development, Clinician Lifestyle & Wellness, Clinicians, Hospitals, Profiles of Courage|Comments Off on Enlisting Emergency Response

Uphill Climb to Vaccine Awareness Yields Positive Outlook

The Floyd Medical Center COVID-19 vaccination clinic is making great strides toward increased vaccine awareness thanks in no small part to Dr. Anne Cowan who runs the initiative with the efficiency and empathy needed to inform her community. Read more about her motivation in our Profile of Courage story.

By |2021-07-19T19:17:11+00:00June 16, 2021|Clinical Education, Clinician Career Growth & Development, Clinician Lifestyle & Wellness, Clinicians, Hospitals, Practice Management & Hospital Operations, Profiles of Courage|Comments Off on Uphill Climb to Vaccine Awareness Yields Positive Outlook

The Rise of Consumerism: What It Means for Emergency Medicine

In a recent webinar hosted by EDPMA, Dr. Yogin Patel shared his observations regarding evaluating the consumer mindset as it influences the healthcare marketplace. In that context, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed forth various changes that may have longer-term implications. Dr. Patel finds the opportunities opening up to be an inspiration for growth.

By |2021-05-14T16:51:23+00:00May 14, 2021|Clinicians, Events, Hospitals, News, Practice Management & Hospital Operations|Comments Off on The Rise of Consumerism: What It Means for Emergency Medicine

Shots for Two: Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant

As the calendar flips to the final weeks of her pregnancy, Dr. Jamila Goldsmith, Associate Medical Director of the emergency department at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Georgia, spends time reflecting on the dramatic changes from the recent past. “We’re excited! It’s my first baby,” she effuses.

By |2021-06-16T20:13:41+00:00April 26, 2021|Clinical Education, Clinician Career Growth & Development, Clinician Lifestyle & Wellness, Clinicians, Hospitals, Profiles of Courage|Comments Off on Shots for Two: Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant

2021 MIPS Payment Update

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the largest physician value-based care payment program, is aimed at continuous improvement in quality and healthcare costs. Not the first of its kind, MIPS or similar quality and cost related programs are here to stay. Physicians and APCs must understand the 2021 performance year thresholds, how to improve scores and what is on the horizon from CMS for continued success.

By |2021-04-21T13:58:21+00:00April 20, 2021|Clinical Education, Clinicians, Hospitals, News, Practice Management & Hospital Operations|Comments Off on 2021 MIPS Payment Update