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Technology continues to quickly advance, and Southeastern Med is committed to meeting the needs of our community while embracing changes in technology. To do this, Southeastern Med recently launched a program, MyHealth Patient Portal, which actively engages patients in their care by giving them access to valuable health information online. This online tool allows you the ability to manage a wide range of health data from wherever you are and at your convenience. You can access your account from anywhere using the internet, including your computer, smartphone, or tablet. In addition to handling their own care, parents and those with authorized consent will appreciate the ability to access the records of those individuals for whom they manage care.
The MyHealth Patient Portal gives you instant and secure access to the personal health information your care team entered into your record. All of the information in the Portal comes from Southeastern Med's Electronic Health Record. This ensures that you have access to the most up-to-date information. The information available through the Portal includes: allergies, discharge instructions, medication lists, upcoming appointments at the hospital, conditions, lab results and visit histories. The portal is very easy to navigate, even with minimal computer experience. The portal also allows for easy printing of information, such as discharge instructions, if you would like to reference them later.
Southeastern Med associates, under the direction of Eric Bradison, systems analyst, have been reaching out to our community through health fairs and other opportunities. During these events, individuals are provided with information about the Portal, given brief tutorials, and registration assistance. Signing up for the MyHealth Patient Portal is simple and can be completed within a few minutes. You are able to create a unique password to access your account, and your password will not change unless you chose to do so.
Southeastern Med associates, including Julie Brody, medical records technician, and Mary Rich, communications/marketing specialist, as well as members of our childbirth center staff provide education to patients and families about the MyHealth Patient Portal and are available to assist patients with portal registration before being discharged from the hospital. There are many resources available at the medical center to help you easily sign-up and view your Portal account. "Our community's interest in the Portal has been astounding!" noted Bradison. "A variety of ages and demographics are represented in the individuals who have registered so far. We are excited to continue helping folks access their health information through the Portal."
If you would like to sign up for Southeastern Med's Patient Portal, click on "MyHealth Portal" for further instructions. If you already have a portal account and have questions or would like further information, please contact us at 740-435-2100.
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.
Southeastern 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.
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 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.
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.
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.