West Florida Hospital located in Pensacola, Florida offered a pleasing Introductory Pharmacy Experience for me. Based on the West Florida Hospital website, they are affiliated with the Hospital Corporation of America known as HCA, which is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare. They provide private rooms for all their patients. This facility is the only one in the area that is an Atrial Fibrillation Certified hospital and first Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. West Florida is a “for profit” hospital, and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. The hospital offers many services in obstetrics, emergency care, oncology, orthopedics, cardiology/ cardiovascular surgery, neurology/ neurosurgery, behavioral …show more content…
The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score rated West Florida grade A for patient safety and they have been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation. West Florida provides a diverse patient population. They serve a wide variety of individuals that need medical attention. Patients can array from pregnant women and newborns to the elderly. The service provided can range from the common cold to terminal cancer. West Florida accepts every individual and their family and treats them like family. They dedicate themselves to serve as the quality leader in their area. While under the supervision of my preceptor, Dr. Jerry Barbee I had various task. On the first day I worked closely with the fourth year student from Auburn University. Dr. Barbee was working as a clinical pharmacist that day and he was in the critical care unit. The fourth year student and I were instructed to take the medication to their complimentary floor and put them in the Pyxis system. This system basically restocks the different floors medications, so that when they need them they will be available. After watching the fourth year student, I got a chance to scan protonic pantoprazole, which is a …show more content…
Dr. Barbee came to work in slacks and tie every day. The reason I know this is because the fourth year student told me that he was required to wear the same. Some of the technicians and pharmacist had on scrubs and crocs. This was not a representation of professionalism, but Dr. Barbee made sure to carry himself professionally. He was a very calm and soft spoken individual, he was polite and very respectable. “The key to quality and efficiency is professionalism.” He showed all the qualities of being professional and was a great role model to us. Also Dr. Barbee was asking me some questions about Diabetes. I knew the answer to most of the questions but some I did not know, so I looked them up on the search engines he provided. I learned some new things that helped me later in my pathophysiology and physiological chemistry class on the topic of Diabetes. Diversity is a key aspect of the hospital because they serve all individuals. From infants to elderly, to disabled to
The cost of Medical equipment plays a significant role in the delivery of health care. The clinical engineering at Victoria Hospital is an important branch of the hospital team management that are working to strategies ways to improve quality of service and lower cost repairs of equipments. The team members from Biomedical and maintenance engineering’s roles are to ensure utilization of quality equipments such as endoscope and minimize length of repair time. All these issues are a major influence in the hospital’s project cost. For example, Victory hospital, which is located in Canada, is in the process of evaluating different options to decrease cost of its endoscope repair. This equipment is use in the endoscopy department for gastroenterological and surgical procedures. In 1993, 2,500 cases where approximately performed and extensive maintenance of the equipment where needed before and after each of those cases. Despite the appropriate care of the scope, repair requirement where still needed. The total cost of repair that year was $60,000 and the repair services where done by an original equipment manufacturers in Ontario.
El Camino Hospital is a 300-bed, state-of-the-art, nonprofit, multi-specialty acute care facility in Mountain View, California with a smaller branch in Los Gatos, California. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, approximately 15 miles north of San Jose, and 45 miles south of San Francisco, the hospital is considered one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the nation. Since the hospital is located in a relatively affluent community, it typically only serves a small number of indigent, and Medi-Cal (California's insurance program for low-income residents) patients. This is because most indigent, and Medi-Cal patients in the area are served by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, which is a county hospital. Meanwhile, nearly 50 percent of El Camino Hospital's patients are covered by private insurance such as Blue Shield Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Aetna, and Cigna while roughly 45 percent are covered by either MediCare or a Medicare HMO. Since the opening of its doors in 1961, El Camino Hospital has valued, and embraced the important role of technological advancements in healthcare. In 1971, the hospital partnered with Lockheed to launch the original computerized medical information system. More importantly, due to its geographical advantage, the hospital is not only able to obtain the technology but to obtain the newest version of it because the company is down the street.
General Practices Affiliates is considering an offer from Titus Lake Hospital to join under a provider leasing model. Under a provider leasing model, Titus Lake Hospital is purchasing General Practices Affiliates’ services. The practice will retain control of personnel, management, and practice policies. Titus Lake Hospital submitted financial reports to assure transparency during the lease agreement process. The following analysis will discuss whether Titus Lake hospital is a viable financial partner for General Practice Affiliates, possible implications of the lease, and recommendations.
Sinclair hospital is a part of six hospital network which have other medical offices and as well as clinics. The hospital is an acute medical facility with 305 beds, per year it attends to 6300 inpatient, 17000 emergency patients, 8500 outpatient and 13600 clinics visit. Inpatient visit is where patients stay and sleeps in the hospital as they receive treatment. Other terms used in the hospital includes inventory visit this occurs when a patient comes to the hospital and receives an outpatient surgery e.g. appendectomy and goes home after a short recovery period.25000 case of diagnostic
Memorial Medical Center was situated “three feet below sea level, which is on one of the low points in the bowl in New Orleans (Fink, Sheri, 2009).” This hospital served as a “shelter whenever hurricanes threatened: employees would bring their families and pets, as well as coolers packed with food (Fink, Sheri, 2009).” Having 2,000 people taking shelter in this hospital on top of 200 patients, and over 600 workers in one place during a category 5 hurricane, ran a huge risk. This was not something that was assessed, because the author stated, “this is something that citizens who live around the hospital normally do during a crisis like this (Fink, Sheri, 2009).” I also do not think that individuals believed that Hurricane Katrina would have been as bad as it was, because this is the storm that is considered to be a “lesson learned (President George W. Bush, 2005)”.
In almost 100 years, Miami City Hospital, led by civic leader and physician Dr. James M. Jackson, has developed from a small, 13-bed hospital to a comprehensive health systems with multiple clinics and hospitals, now named Jackson Health System (JHS).
Robertson Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), which is the flagship of Robert Wood Johnson Health System, is a large non-profit hospital with 965-beds located in New Brunswick and Somerville in Central New Jersey (Robertwood Johnson University Hospital, n.d). It has been ranked among the best hospital in the nation, as well as, with several specialties, and the best place to work by other publications (Robertwood Johnson University Hospital, n.d). Their mission of improving health and well-being to its patients stands out in the communities it serves (Robertwood Johnson University Hospital, n.d).
This paper’s brief intent is to identify the policies and procedures currently being developed at Midwest Hospital. It identifies how the company’s Management Committee was formed and how they problem solved and delegated responsibilities. This paper recognizes the hospital’s greatest attributes and their weakest link. Midwest Hospital hired Dr. Herb Davis to help facilitate the development and implementation of resolutions for each issue.
Branding the health care facility as high technology with compassionate staff will benefit the health system in establishing relationships with the consumers and eventually loyalty (McPherson 2008). Huntsville Hospital Health System strategically branded the providers and facilities as top in the country with various modes of certification and accreditation such as Blue Distinction, Top 100 in Spine Surgery, Top 100 Best Places to Work, Advanced Technologies, and Joint Commission Accreditation. All these brandings assist our system to promote the caring, safe environment to enjoy in the wellness programs or when healthcare is necessary (Ingram
Coastal Medical Center was established a few years after World War II and began as a 100 bed, acute care hospital, serving the population of the tri-county area. Since conception, CMC significantly grew into a larger, more proficient hospital. However, in the past few years, Coastal Medical Center has become a declining 450-bed tertiary care hospital serving the current population of the tri-county area. CMC has a governing board which consists of 27 members and a parent cooperation board which consists of 19 members. The parent cooperation board, Coastal Healthcare Inc., has 24 subsidiary cooperation’s including Coastal Medical Center, three nursing homes, three hospitals, a home health company, and many additional services. Coastal Medical Center also coordinates 53 major new service projects and 66 special programs.
Since I have been worked in Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, I was not surprised with the work load and the hospital setting at Millcreek Community Hospital (MCH). With a goal of enrichment my knowledge in a hospital pharmacy setting, I am enthusiastic in accomplishing the assigned duties. I have very high expectation during these four weeks of IPPE rotation; I expect to learn beyond what I already know in the past and apply what I learn during the past year in to pharmacy practice. Arriving at Millcreek Community Hospital, I was not surprised the pharmacy's setting in hospital but I'm surprised the different types of work I received. At Veteran Affairs Medical Center, all I ever did are filling the prescriptions, stocking, and managed automated machines but at MCH,
It is obvious that there is a large gap between where Coastal Medical Center is and where they need and want to be. When comparing CMC’s competitors, Johnson Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center, CMC needs to provide more efficient, high quality care and focus on more profitable priorities instead of funding multiple unsuccessful projects such as the fifty-three unfinished developments.
Great job on your post this week. I really enjoyed reading it. As you mentioned the role of human resources management has expanded into multiple different positions, along with more computer systems and software availability. The interpretation of the complex legal and labor laws requires constant training before implementation. At Lakeland Healthcare, we have multiple business partner assigned to a group of managers and senior leaders, to assist with change. The business partners work in human resources and are the experts on discipline actions, payroll issues, benefits, and performance conversations. According to a survey with the Society for Human Resource Management in 2003, the median ratio is for 1.0 human resource staff for
For the past 20 years, Heritage Valley Medical Center has always been known for their outstanding
I pleased to apply to the PharmD program as the program is one area that corresponds to my career dreams. Being part of this program gives one the opportunity to gain an excellent experience in working and collaborating with various health care providers in the ward. But more importantly, it facilitates a practical environment in dealing more closely with patients. Hence, it helps to provide the ultimate health care services to patients. Also, it permits me to carry on gaining different knowledge, skills, and values in addition to those I have already developed during my undergraduate studies. My interest in being a clinical pharmacist was first aroused during my SPEP rotation in the hospital setting where I was really impressed with the role of clinical pharmacists who provide a consistent process of patient care with healthcare teams to maintain the appropriateness, effectiveness and safety of the medication use. Unlike a pharmacist, a clinical pharmacist has a more diversified responsibilities and closeness to direct patient care. Moreover, provides