Today, Thomson Reuters (the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals) released its third annual study identifying the top 10 U.S. health systems based on quality of care, efficiency, and patient satisfaction. Included in the top 10 are Oak Brook’s Advocate Health Care and Evanston’s NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Sherman Hospital announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.
When we last updated you on Dee Levine, it was Valentine’s Day and she weighed 43 pounds more than she does today. Dee fought through the pain of training, and lost 17.3% of her weight in the process!
In the past couple of weeks, we’ve written about local artist Chris generous donation of his time and talent to convert a pediatric patient room in the Sherman Heart & Vascular Center with a Finding Nemo mural, and now the Northwest Herald has given the mural some attention!
Free to download for iPhone and coming soon to Android, the Sherman Health ICE app easily stores emergency contacts in your phone so others can know who to call In Case of Emergency (ICE). It also gathers important health related information about the phone’s owner such as medical conditions, medications, and allergies.