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Southeastern Med Earns VHA Central PEAK Award for Excellence

During National Hospital Week, Southeastern Med is proud to announce that VHA Inc., a national healthcare network, has recognized Southeastern Med for its ongoing commitment to providing the community with excellent healthcare by exceeding national standards for operational excellence. Southeastern Med is committed to the wellbeing of our community by continually demonstrating high standards of performance, excellence, achievement and knowledge.

The 2014 VHA Leadership Central PEAK Award for Excellence honors organizations that have achieved and sustained excellence in clinical performance. Southeastern Med was recently honored at the VHA’s Regional CEO/Executive Leader meeting on April 9th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ray Chorey, president and CEO of Southeastern Med, and Angie Long, RN, MSN/MBA/HC, NEA-BC, vice president of clinical services and chief nursing officer at Southeastern Med, were present to accept this prestigious honor.

As part of the Partnership for Patients as a participant in VHA’s Hospital Engagement Network, Southeastern Med met the initiative goals by reducing hospital readmissions by 20% and reducing hospital-acquired harm by 40% over a two-year period. The medical center demonstrated this ability by anticipating and sustaining results for the first four quarters.

VHA serves more than 5,000 health care organizations nationwide, representing over a quarter of the America’s hospitals. VHA, Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance, and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes.

Southeastern Med to Host New Concord Community Health Screening June 26

Southeastern Med will host a community health screening on Friday, June 26 from 7-9 a.m. for individuals ages 18 and older at the New Concord Village Hall in New Concord.

The screening consists of a health profile package, which includes a complete blood count, a comprehensive metabolic panel, a lipid profile and a hemoglobin A1C for $60. Participants may choose to also have a TSH (thyroid) and PSA (prostate) screening performed for $25 each. The health profile package screening requires a 10 to 12 hour fast with only water permitted. Those participating can still take any morning medications as usual.

Registration for this health screening is required; walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration begins June 1st. For more information or to register, call 740-435-2900.

Save the Date for Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

Southeastern Med invites cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). The 28th annual event will take place on Sunday, June 7th at 1 p.m. at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway in Cambridge. Registration will begin at noon. “Survivor” is the theme of this year’s celebration.

Michael Sarap, MD, FACS, surgeon with Southeastern Ohio Physicians, Inc. and Southeastern Med medical staff member will be this year’s speaker. Senator Troy Balderson, (R) Ohio District 20 and Dr. Sarap will lead the Survivor’s Ceremony.

Each survivor is welcome to bring one guest free of charge. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Bonnie Burns, Cancer Registry manager at Southeastern Med, at 740-439-8156.

Cancer Center Painting Donation

Dr. AlKhouri and BuffyPictured are (l to r) Columbia “Buffy” Shepard and Dr. Nabiel AlKhouri, oncologist at Southeastern Med’s Cambridge Regional Cancer Center. Shepard recently donated a painting created by her husband, Mike, a former patient at the Cancer Center. Shepard’s husband was an avid painter in his free time and especially enjoyed painting wildlife. During his treatment at the Cancer Center, he noticed a need for realistic art to be displayed and Buffy thought it would be fitting to donate such a painting. She commented, “I’m pleased to donate this painting in Mike’s honor and in appreciation for all of the kind souls who took care of him during his treatments. Now, Mike can be proud of his work being displayed where so many can enjoy it.”

Dr. Jackson Flanigan, Southeastern Med Get Rave Review

When Jacqueline Tresl Martin’s mammogram and ultrasound revealed a suspicious lump and she needed a lumpectomy, she had a choice to make: Southeastern Med or Genesis.

She has long heard rave reviews about Dr. Jackson Flanigan’s surgical talents, so her choice was made. Southeastern Med in Cambridge.

Among the many wonderful things Martin had to say, she homed in on one important note: “Patients really do get to choose, and doctors really do listen.”

When it comes to your medical care, you do have a choice. We hope you’ll also choose Southeastern Med where your choices are important to us.

Martin detailed her experience in an article for The Daily Jeffersonian recently. You can read the full article here.

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