HEALTH BRIEFS: St. Mary names Kempfer as director of physician services

2013-12-16T14:00:00Z 2013-12-16T22:38:05Z HEALTH BRIEFS: St. Mary names Kempfer as director of physician servicesTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 16, 2013 2:00 pm  • 

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center has announced Teresa Kempfer as the new director of physician services.

She earned an MBA from Indiana University in 2009 and has more than 11 years of health care experience.

At her previous job, Kempfer worked as operations manager for physician practices, including primary care, ob/gyn, medical oncology, general surgery and internal medicine.

Kempfer also is a certified radiology administrator and registered radiologic technologist.

Methodist Hospitals advances in use of electronic records

GARY | HIMSS Analytics announced Methodist Hospitals has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM, or EMRAM.

HIMSS Analytics developed the model to evaluate the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics database.

Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment.

Surgeon performs 700th hip replacement at Porter facility

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Dr. Michael Leland, an orthopedic surgeon, performed his 700th anterior hip replacement surgery Nov. 12 at Porter Regional Hospital.

“This is truly a remarkable accomplishment and speaks to Dr. Leland’s well-established reputation as an exceptionally skilled and dedicated surgeon,” said Porter Health Care System CEO Jonathan Nalli. “His experience in muscle sparing anterior hip replacement surgery is unsurpassed in the region, and we are excited to celebrate his 700th surgery at Porter Regional Hospital.”

Local hospital's breast cancer program earns accreditation

HOBART | The St. Mary Medical Center’s Women’s Diagnostic Center comprehensive breast cancer program recently earned a three-year/full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

Accreditation is given to centers that have committed to the highest level of quality breast care and undergo an evaluation process and review of their performance.

“Top accreditations such as this tell our patients that they are receiving the highest level, multidisciplinary care available,” said Janice Ryba, hospital CEO. “We’re extremely proud of the team at the Women’s Diagnostic Center for this achievement and their dedication to quality and personal service.”

During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.

Standards include proficiency in center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

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