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Posts Tagged with ‘Patient Care’

  • Floyd Medical Center to Seek CON to Add Open Heart Surgery

    January 31, 2018

    On Monday, January 29 our organization filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Georgia Department of Community Health to submit an application for a Certificate of Need (CON) to establish an open heart Surgery program at Floyd Medical Center. Read More

  • It Is All About Caring for the Patients

    March 15, 2017

    While the Republican-led United States Congress debates all of the issues surrounding the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, the day-to-day business of taking care of patients who need the health care system continues on. Each and every day millions of people show up in need, seeking care from physicians, urgent care centers, emergency rooms, hospitals, surgery centers, home health agencies and other providers. The great news is that, in the midst of all of the policy debates and uncertainty, medical care professionals do what they do best. Read More

  • What a Waste!

    December 23, 2016

    Lean and Six Sigma have been around in health care now for several years. Floyd is celebrating 10 years of utilizing these quality and improvement methodologies as 2016 draws to a close. In addition, Floyd has adapted the GE (General Read More

  • CMS Hospital Ratings Don’t Tell the Whole Story

    August 15, 2016

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its first hospital star ratings recently. It’s the federal government’s attempt with the mountains of hospital data they collect to create a single rating that helps health care consumers. Floyd earned three stars–certainly respectable, but we would never advise someone to focus on a single rating when making an important health care decision. Read More

  • Fact: The Sky is Not Falling

    May 12, 2016

    Name calling, false assertions, and crude remarks…turn on the television or look at other media and presidential candidates are wallowing in it. We could debate whether this is already well established in our culture and that this ugly turn in Read More

  • Bonds: Things Are Going Well at Floyd – Part 2 in a Series

    March 15, 2016

    Early this month, analysts from Fitch, Moody’s, and Standard and Poor’s came to Floyd Medical Center to see for themselves how Floyd is doing so they could then tell potential investors about our bonds. They met with senior management to evaluate our financial structure, financial performance and projections, our position in the market, our quality achievement and our strategies. The analysts were impressed… Read More

  • A Marriage of Joy, Tradition and Love

    January 28, 2016

    I have written about mindfulness and being in the moment, and just this past weekend in January I got to be in the moment in a big way. Read More

  • Happy New Year, Again!

    July 16, 2015

    July is the start of our fiscal year. Last year at this same time I wrote a Happy New Year blog. 2015 was a great year for Floyd, so it is appropriate again. Happy New Year! 2014 was very strong, and now another year has passed; and 2015 is even better. Read More

  • We’re Always Looking Up

    June 8, 2015

    I am pleased to say that Floyd has recently received numerous awards and recognition. We once again received the highest award, Gold Plus, from the American Heart Association for stroke care. Another organization, Verras, named Floyd as one of Georgia’s 10 “Best Value Hospitals” for 2014. Read More

  • Learning to Live with Dying

    April 3, 2015

    Atul Guwande MD, has written a new book, Being Mortal. I have read some of Dr. Guwande’s articles and his Checklist Manifesto.  He is thought provoking. I had his latest on my reading list, but when my minister, Dr. Joel Snider Read More

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