Stories tagged with: Genesis Healthcare System

January 26, 2010 - 5:32pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

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...

January 8, 2010 - 5:07pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

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...

January 8, 2010 - 4:59pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

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...

November 1, 2009 - 5:49pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

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.


October 23, 2009 - 7:55pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

Local ladies are getting out of their homes and having some fun tonight during Genesis Healthcare System's "Spirit Girls' Night Out."

It's an event designed to get the word out about breast cancer.

Those attending were treated to some pampering, were able to shop, and were able to take part in different health exhibits.

This year's guest speaker is Renee Rongen, who is also an acclaimed author. Her main message to the women was live life to the fullest because...

October 12, 2009 - 3:55pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

Genesis Healthcare System is preparing for the H1N1 virus by making sure it eases people's fears about myths surrounding the illness and gets healthcare workers ready to help those affected by it.

Director of Infection, Dr. Alissa Ackelson, says it has been holding weekly meetings to educate healthcare workers, and it is trying to limit hospital visitations to prevent the H1N1 virus from coming into the hospitals.

She says the best way to tackle the illness is...

October 6, 2009 - 5:41pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

October marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Genesis Healthcare System is trying to do its part to get the word out about how important it is for women to get their mammograms.

Even if women can't afford it, Genesis Healthcare and Cancer Services Administrative Assistant, Teri Mitchell, says the Susan G. Komen grant can help.

"The grant provides a mamogram to women who are underinsured, someone that maybe has a high deductible and can't afford to have a...

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