Genesis HealthCare System and Unison Health Plan of Ohio have agreed to extend their negotiating period on certain Medicaid services.
The former agreement ran through October 31, 2010, however, the two parties are working through administrative issues and have agreed to extend negotiations through January 31, 2011. The added time gives Genesis and Unison time to write a contract.
"It's more the administration of the program and how it can work more effectively for our...
One local hospital official is seeking community support.
Chief Executive Officer Matthew Perry of Genesis Healthcare System spoke at the Zanesville Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon. Perry's goal is to keep patients from traveling to outside hospitals for treatment.
"It's very very important that we win back the full support of our community, Genesis, we employ about three thousand people in our community and are a huge economic drive here," said Matthew Perry, CEO of...
Genesis Healthcare System is beginning the process to sell two of its long-term healthcare facilities.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Paul Masterson, says it has 15 potential buyers for its Genesis Extended Care & Rehab facility in Zanesville and its Genesis Health & Rehab facility in McConnelsville.
"We are targeting buyers that really have very similar values to Genesis. We're looking at trying to match those values up to make sure we have consistent...
Genesis Healthcare System is in the process of setting up a new electronic records system.
It's called EPIC, and it's a medical software system that is used by more than 70 million patients in the US, including patients at the Cleveland Clinic.
"Today, a physician walks into an office with a piece of paper or a paper chart. In the future, that chart will be on a PC or some type of device in the physician's office, and they will see the physician using that and actually...
People often worry about dehydration in the hot summer months, but cold weather can actually increase your risk of dehydration.
David Davis the Director of Emergency Services for Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital says when the air you breathe is very dry, it takes more moisture from your body to process it. Also, in cold weather people do not think to drink water as often as they would in the hot summer.
"Your outside your working, your hot, but you may not realize...
With around four inches of snow on the ground, many kids are hitting the slopes, but that means more kids are showing up in the ER with injuries.
David Davis the Director of Emergency Services at Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital says the emergency room sees predominantly foot and leg injuries from sledding. But he says he has seen more serious injuries when kids ride sleds down a hill head first.
"There are fatalities every year across the country...
Starting November 2nd, the Genesis Healthcare System will limit visitations due to the flu.
Both Bethesda and Good Samaritan will only allow visitors over the age of 18, immediate family who are free of flu symptoms and only two visitors per patient. Also, only parents or grandparents may visit infants in the nursery or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Genesis says these precautions are needed to protect their patients and stop the spread of the flu.