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Volume 1, Issue 1 - January 2014


Comprehensive Diabetes Management Coming Soon

Beginning March 5, 2014, three new evidence based order sets will be released to assist with the management of hyperglycemia in a more comprehensive approach.
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Our New Physicians

New physicians join the medical staff at each of the Premier Health hospitals. Are you interested in knowing who joined the medical staff at:


Welcome to Premier Pulse, the new monthly newsletter for Premier Health physicians. The goal of this newsletter is to keep you informed and connected with all that is happening at Premier Health.

As we continue our efforts to be the collaborative health care system of choice for Southwestern Ohio, we understand the importance and value of communicating with physicians. The goal of this system-wide newsletter is to better connect with you. This newsletter is designed to keep you up to date on new initiatives throughout Premier.

These are exciting times and through the hard work, diligence, and the collaborative spirit of the Physician Leadership Council, we have created a system-wide newsletter that will keep you informed of new technologies, research, procedures, and more throughout our system. Premier Pulse will be a tool to introduce you to fellow physicians in our system and keep you on top of news throughout our various service lines. We are also seeking interested physicians to serve on our physician Editorial Board.

We encourage you to read Premier Pulse and we welcome your feedback. We believe that through diligent, conscientious, and thorough communication throughout our system, we can create healthier communities, which is the mission of Premier Health.

Jim Pancoast
President/Chief Executive Officer
Premier Health

Mary H. Boosalis
Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Premier Health

Tammy L. Lundstrom, MD, JD
Chief Medical Officer
Premier Health

Physician Portal Houses Newsletter

Premier Physician Pulse, the system-wide physician newsletter is to provide relevant information about Premier Health and its member hospitals. The newsletter is a monthly email with introductions to articles. For more information on each article, please click the link that directs into the Physician Portal.

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Feds Warn against Cut and Paste in EMR

Federal officials say the cut-and-paste features (also known as cloning) common to electronic medical records invite fraudulent use of duplicated clinical notes and that there is a need to clamp down on the emerging threat.

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ICD-10 News

The ICD-10/CM newsletter was created to help keep physicians on the road to success toward Oct. 1, 2014 implementation.

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FAQs about the Premier Health Group

Premier Health recently unveiled the Premier Health Group to its employees. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the plan.

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Service Line News

Premier Health offers an integrated, comprehensive approach to oncology services. This brings together a collaboration for the four Premier Health hospitals and the committee chairs for the hospitals. The Oncology Report to the Community provides detailed information on cancer services across Premier Health.

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System/Hospital News

Physician Service Line Institute Councils: Last year marked the first full year of bringing together physicians from across the health system to meet as members of Institute Councils developed around a number of service lines.

Readers of Cincinnati Magazine voted Atrium Medical Center as a finalist for best hospital.

Upper Valley Medical Center’s Koester Pavilion long-term care center was awarded a five-star rating in US News & World Report’s 2013 Best Nursing Homes listing.

Miami Valley Hospital has once again earned Magnet Status for nursing excellence.

Good Samaritan Hospital continues to prepare for the upcoming Magnet Site visit. The dates are January 15-17.

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CareFinders – Updating Physician Profiles

It’s that time of year again --- February and March is the time period when we ask physicians to confirm or update their referral profiles for CareFinders. 

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In the News

Atrium Medical Center—Edgewood City Schools and Atrium Medical Center are forging ahead with plans for a new medical office building on the school campus as they break ground for construction of Atrium Health Center – Trenton. Read more.

Good Samaritan Hospital— Premier Health announced recently that it is the first hospital system in Dayton to treat patients who suffer from a common form of atrial fibrillation (AFib). The procedure is being done at Good Samaritan Hospital. Read more.

Miami Valley Hospital—Miami Valley Hospital South and Miami Valley Hospital recently received two prestigious Press Ganey awards for high patient satisfaction. Read more. Premier Health announced recently that it has received two Magellan Robotic Catheter Systems, which are located at Miami Valley Hospital. Read more.

Upper Valley Medical Center— Expansion of the Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) physician office building was completed recently, adding 40,000-square-feet to UVMC’s west side. Read more.

Editorial Board: Dr. Dan Bailey, Dr. Marc Belcastro, Dr. Judy Burichin, Dr. Atindra Chatterji, Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, Dr. Tammy Lundstrom, Dr. Mark Williams

Chief Communications Officer: Diane Ewing

Communications Director: Patrick Higgins

Editor: Kara Hitchens