The 2013 merger between Edward Hospital & Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare created one of the largest health systems in Illinois. As is often the case with this type of amalgamation, executives of the newly named Edward-Elmhurst Health faced numerous integration challenges and had to determine the best way to maximize each organization’s strengths. Thankfully, one thing that required little effort was deciding on a cardiology system.
In October 2010, some hospitals in South Carolina began implementing a customized surgical safety checklist patterned after a checklist that the World Health Organization developed. Hospitals implemented the 12-step process that focused on teamwork, training and monitoring progress.
Adults who had favorable cardiovascular health in early middle age lived an average of 3.9 years longer, survived 4.5 years longer before developing a chronic illness and saved nearly $18,000 in Medicare costs compared with those with two or more risk factors at middle age, according to a longitudinal cohort study.
Agustin Collado, MD, a cardiologist in Port Charlotte, Florida, died recently when a car hit him while he walked across the street to volunteer at the Virginia B. Andes Community Clinic, the local NBC affiliate reports.
More than one-third of respondents reported having at least one symptom consistent with a transient ischemic attack, according to a survey from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.