Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Four tips for faster surgery recovery

One of the most common concerns among people having surgery is what to expect during recovery. The length of recovery differs from patient to patient and from procedure to procedure, however there are things anyone can do to help make the surgery recovery process smoother. Follow these surgery recovery tips and you’ll improve your chances of a healthy, strong recovery.

patient in surgery recovery

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Logansport Memorial Hospital receives national recognition for Performance Leadership in Quality, Outcomes, and Financial Strength

Logansport Memorial Hospital today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality, Outcomes, and Financial Strength, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“We take great pride in the holistic, patient-centered approach to healthcare that we have innovatively pursued for our community,” comments David Ameen, President and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital. “That approach is team-based – we have engaged providers, forward-thinking executives, and exceptional staff at all levels across the hospital who have collectively contributed to our delivery of high-quality care. Our scores on quality measures have ranked among the best compared to much larger hospitals and organizations throughout the state and the country. We are thrilled to receive this award in recognition of our efforts to remain a financially successful, independent community hospital that provides high-quality care yielding positive patient outcomes.” 

The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and critical access hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and 9 pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. On this occasion of National Rural Health Day, it’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face,” said Michael Topchik, Senior Vice-President of iVantage Health Analytics.

National Rural Health Day is officially recognized on November 19, 2015. Logansport Memorial Hospital will continue its commitment to YOU – our patients and our community. As we fulfill our mission, making “your health our passion,” we will also work with you to achieve your best possible health outcomes and to live with a high quality of life.

About Logansport Memorial Hospital
Logansport Memorial Hospital is an 83-bed, HFAP accredited, regional medical center providing healthcare services to residents in Cass County and the surrounding areas of north central Indiana.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage is a leading business analytic and advisory services company a unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare. For more information please visit www.ivantagehealth.com.

For more details about iVantage Health Analytics or to schedule an interview, please call Amy Weickert, at 207-245-6769 or email aweickert@ivantagehealth.com. More information about the Hospital Strength INDEX™ can be found at www.iVantageHealth.com.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Treatment options for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a fairly common condition for many people, especially as they age. Just how serious are varicose veins? What are the treatment options? Logansport Memorial Hospital has answers for your varicose vein questions.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The ABCs of minimally invasive surgery

Technology has made huge impacts in the field of surgery and because of it, today’s surgeries are increasingly offered through minimally invasive techniques. In general, minimally invasive surgery is safer than open surgery and allows patients to recover faster and with less pain. These advances in surgical techniques make surgery possible in more cases than ever before and with better results.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Logansport Memorial Hospital to offer community flu shots

Flu vaccination shots for all ages will be offered at a community-wide clinic, sponsored by Logansport Memorial Hospital and the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation. Information about the flu shot clinic is listed below:

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 3 – 7 pm
Location: Crosswind United Methodist Church, Logansport
Cost:  $15 each, cash only

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu season can begin as early as October. Getting a flu vaccine protects you against the four most highly anticipated strains of influenza for up to one year. The CDC encourages everyone over the age of 6 months to get vaccinated. Children age 8 and under should see a physician for flu shots, and youth ages 9-17 will need a doctor’s order to receive one at the clinic that day.

If you have questions about receiving a flu vaccine or about the free clinic, please call the Logansport Memorial Hospital Flu Hotline at (574) 753-1799. 

Special thanks to the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation for making this community flu shot clinic possible.