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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?

The Impact of Sport Injuries on Youth

Kids have no fear. It's part of what makes young people such great athletes. They're not afraid to slide into home plate, make a game winning tackle, or execute a daring tumbling combination, and their young bodies can play for hours without fatigue.

Perhaps that's why, according to the CDC, more than 2.5 million children and adolescents are treated for sports injuries every year in emergency departments across the country.

Sports injury refers to any injury sustained while playing sports, but we're primarily concerned with those injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system, which include the muscles, bones and surrounding cartilage. Safe Kids Worldwide reports that 1.35 million youth sustained serious sports injuries in 2012.

Most Common Youth Sports Injuries  
Strains / Sprains 451,480
Fracture 249,500
Bruises / Scrapes 210,640
Concussions 163,670
Other 141,330
Cuts 85,560
Dislocation 33,300

Southeastern Med's Dr. Robert Huff, D.O. says that the best way to avoid most sports injuries is through proper training, conditioning and warm up. But when it comes to preventing serious youth sports injuries, like concussions and broken bones, proper equipment use and well-regulated play are key.

Show your athletes how to use their protective equipment properly, make sure it's in good condition before a sporting event begins, and ensure they use it the right way, every time they play.

Teach your athletes the rules of the game and the choreography of the sport. Football players should learn how to deliver a proper tackle, and how to take one. Gymnasts should learn how to protect their joints in a landing or a fall.

Talk to your athletes about anatomy, too. Help them understand how their bodies work mechanically, and they may be better equipped to adjust their form to reduce fatigue and prevent injury.

Coach your players to be aware of their bodies and recognize the early onset of an injury. Small injuries can compound to become serious injuries, but if a player knows she's strained her ankle, for example, she'll know to take herself off the field before she tears a ligament.

Finally, parents and coaches need to reflect on the fact that these young athletes are just that – young. Their bodies need time to rest and recuperate, even if they want to continue playing.

Riskiest Sports 
10. Track & Field
9. Gymnastics
8. Cheerleading
7. Wrestling
6. Volleyball
5. Softball
4. Baseball
3. Soccer
2. Basketball
1. Football

What to Do in the Event of a Sports Injury

If your child or player sustains an injury during practice or a sporting event, follow these steps to ensure the injury is treated promptly and properly.

Sprains and strains will usually resolve with rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). If the injury swells severely, there is numbness in any of the associated extremities (fingers, toes), or the child can't bear any weight on the injury, seek medical attention immediately.

For other injuries, especially a knock on the head,

  • Take the athlete out of play and don't attempt to assess the injury yourself.
  • Consult the team physician or take the child to the emergency room for evaluation.
  • Follow the doctor's recommendation for treatment and rehabilitation.
  • See the physician again, after treatment and rehabilitation have been completed, before the child returns to practice or play.

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