Genesis HealthCare System is one of 44 hospitals in Ohio to receive an "A" in patient safety.
The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, awarded Genesis for being among the safest hospitals in the United States. We sat down with Genesis Chief of Medical Affairs Officer, Medical Doctor Dan Scheerer regarding this prestigious award.
"It's very important to me," said Scheerer. "I've practiced medicine in this community for 34 years. And...
Genesis Health Care System is being recognized for another accomplishment in the neuroscience department.
The Stroke Bronze Achievement Award from the American Heart Association recognizes Genesis' commitment and success in it's stroke patient care.
"This is an award that the American Heart Association presents to health care systems to have achieved a high rate of compliance with seven different parameters over a period of time," said Stroke Medical Director for...
Genesis continues to develop design plans on the new medical center project in Zanesville.
Earlier this week, Genesis selected SmithGroup JJR/Trinity and Turner Construction Company as the architect and construction manager for the new facility. Genesis CEO Matthew Perry said they will bring in local hands to help.
"We're going to use a lot of local vendors, a lot of local trades people, in building this. And the construction manager, Turner, has a great deal of experience...
Genesis is the first hospital in Central Ohio to implant a new cardiac pacing device - giving new options to patients affected by congestive heart failure.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved use of the device, known as a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator or CRT-D. The new device is an improvement over those currently on the market because it features four electrodes to regulate the heart, opposed to only two that are used in current models.
Architects are now working to design Genesis' new Expanded Medical Center.
CEO of Genesis Healthcare System Matthew Perry said they hope to break ground by the end of 2012. The new facility will include a new patient care tower attached to a renovated Bethesda Hospital. Also being built on the campus will be a new outpatient cancer center and medical office building.
"One of the really exciting things about this project is from an architecture stand point," said Perry....
Genesis Healthcare System received national recognition.
Genesis received the nation's first Atrial Fibrillation certificate from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. A-FIBB, at it is known, is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is known to lead to stroke and possible death.
"The team came in they looked at the hospital, they looked at the level of the service, they looked at our competency in treating patience with this kind of arrhythmia and we were awarded the...
Those who worked in the area's coal mines in the past, could be at-risk for breathing problems, including Black Lung Disease.
Spending years and years in coal mines could lead to a high risk of developing the respiratory disease known as Pneumoconiosis. Friday, Genesis Black Lung and Respiratory Disease Clinic held Coal Miners Appreciation Day to give miners a chance to get screened, and learn about their options.
"They do a breathing test to see how their breathing is. We...
A life-saving procedure celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR was developed in 1960 by the American Heart Association. Since then, it has continued to save peoples' lives.
"It's like step one to saving lives. Anyone can do it, knowing what to do in times of emergency is key, recognizing that emergency and getting help on the way then getting CPR are the steps," says Senior Education Consultant, Carol Howdyshell.