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Southeastern Med Enforces Strict Hospital Visitation Policy

Effective immediately, Southeastern Med will restrict visitors in an effort to prevent the spread of influenza from its patients and the children in the community.

Anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted in the hospital unless the person is there for treatment. Visitors are limited to a patient's immediate family and support personnel with a maximum of two visitors per patient. Anyone who has a respiratory illness or a fever is also not permitted into the hospital unless the person is there for treatment.

"We appreciate the community's cooperation as we implement visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of the flu," said Cathy McIntire, RN, CNOR, director of Infection Prevention at Southeastern Med. "We apologize for the inconvenience that the visitor restrictions may cause to family members and friends, but this measure is a necessary precaution to protect patients."

Aside from visitor restrictions, Southeastern Med is also encouraging all visitors to wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer, located at all facility entrances, elevators and patient rooms, before and after a visit. Masks are also available for visitor protection upon request and at hospital entrances.

Evancho named Chief Financial Officer at Southeastern Med

Timothy EvanchoSoutheastern Med is pleased to announce the promotion of Timothy Evancho to Assistant Vice President Chief Financial Officer.

Evancho is a Cambridge, Ohio, native and a proud graduate of Cambridge High School. He attended The Ohio State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting. Evancho began his career at Southeastern Med in 1988 as a staff accountant. He was promoted to Director of Accounting Services in 1990 and to Director of Fiscal Services/Controller in 2010. He has been a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association for over 20 years.
During his time at Southeastern Med, Evancho's accounting skills and business sense has been beneficial for the medical center. His exceptional knowledge, work ethic and honesty have gained the respect of his peers and Southeastern Med's senior leadership team.

In explaining why he accepted his new role after serving four years as Southeastern Med's senior director of fiscal services, Evancho says, "This position provides me with a tremendous opportunity to expand my financial and leadership influence with an organization that I've been totally committed to for the last 26 years. I am excited to see Southeastern Med continue to grow as we provide exceptional care to our community." With his new position come many new responsibilities. Evancho foresees the challenges of the Affordable Care Act's impact to community hospitals and the transition of providers going to a pay for performance model will increases need to improve quality, while maintaining a low cost of care. Ray Chorey, President and CEO, stated, "The Board and Senior Leadership team are excited to work closely with Tim as healthcare continues its transformation. Personally, I appreciate Tim's forward-looking approach in his new role. The trust and respect he has earned from our staff and physicians will be invaluable as he works closely with the Vice President of Medical Affairs to keep healthcare affordable for our community."
Evancho holds the executive position of overseeing fiscal activities including accounting, budgets, audits, taxes, the preparation of regulatory agency and government reports, and the systems and procedures necessary to insure and maintain efficient financial control. Despite various challenges his new position presents, Evancho is looking forward to accomplishing many goals that he has set for himself and Southeastern Med. He notes that he is looking forward to strengthening the financial and resources management support of Southeastern Med, developing strategies to join new regional/statewide markets for healthcare, and establishing pricing transparency.

Evancho has also been very involved with the City Of Cambridge, serving for several years on both the Park Commission and Zoning Commission. He has also served as a City Councilman at Large for the past three years. He currently resides in Cambridge with his lovely wife, Doreen. They have three grown sons, Stephen, Michael, and David.

Auxiliary Patient Lifting Donation

Patient Lifting Donation

The Southeastern Med Auxiliary would like to thank the community for their continued support of patient care, especially through yearly events such as the annual Wonderland of Trees. It is because of your steadfast support that we are able to fund much-needed equipment at Southeastern Med. The Auxiliary's most recent pledge of $50,000, generated from the Wonderland of Trees, is going toward the medical center's new patient-lifting equipment. The patient-lifting equipment will be used in all clinical areas of the medical center to assist in the movement of patients. Many patients, who are at risk for falls, are too ill to get out of or into bed and have trouble moving will benefit from this equipment. The primary purpose is to provide a safer stay for our patients. Pictured presenting the check (L to R) are Heather Stack, Wonderland of Trees Chairperson; Kay DiLuciano, Wonderland of Trees Chairperson; Jocelyne Davis, Southeastern Med Auxiliary President; Haley Larrick, RN, BSN, nurse at Southeastern Med; Jennifer Kyser, patient technician at Southeastern Med; and Ray Chorey, President and CEO of Southeastern Med.

Volunteer Christmas Party Donation

Volunteer Christmas Party Donation

Christmas is an exciting time for children, and the volunteers at Southeastern Med helped make the holiday magical for several local children by donating toys to the Guernsey County Secret Santa. Instead of a gift exchange at this year's volunteer Christmas dinner, each volunteer was encouraged to bring a toy to donate to the Secret Santa.

Healthy Holiday Side Dish- Brussels Sprouts Gratin

brussels-sprouts-gratin-ck-xWhen it comes to a holiday dinner, it doesn't matter whether the main course is turkey, ham or roast beef. The best holiday spreads are all about the side dishes. Creamy mashed potatoes are a must-have, in moderation, but we recommend balancing your traditional offerings with some tasty vegetables.   

We tested this recipe for Brussels Sprout Gratin last week, and it's a winner. Even if you don't think you like Brussels sprouts, give it a try. There's bacon in it, after all.

Brussels sprouts are in season, so you'll be able to find quality sprouts at any grocery store. Choose small, firm sprouts for the best flavor. To prep your sprouts, rinse them under cold water and remove any wilted leaves on the outside of the sprout. Then, trim the stem, leaving just enough to keep it together, and cut the sprouts in half along the stem as they appear in the photo.

We garnished the completed dish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to add the little touch of acid needed to round out the flavor. You could also try a drizzle of quality balsamic vinegar.

Even with the buttery breadcrumbs, each 3/4 cup serving has only 133 calories and less than six grams of fat.

What's your favorite healthy holiday side dish?

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