Local resident Norman Raymond, D.O., was designated Master Faculty by Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM).
The Master Faculty recognition is the highest honor that the college gives to clinical faculty members at its Center for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE), a statewide consortium of 15 hospitals across Ohio.
Memorial Hospital of Union County sponsored its third annual Holiday Card Contest for local students. The contest is for the design of the hospital’s holiday card which is sent to staff, physicians, donors, and other members of the community.
For the second year in a row, Memorial Hospital of Union County’s Home Health Care service line has been named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite. This is a listing of the most successful Medicare certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review recognizes the top 25% of agencies, determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.
Memorial Hospital of Union County has taken another step in fulfilling its ongoing goal of making high-quality healthcare accessible in our community. In response to our growing community’s need for additional local pediatric options, Memorial Hospital has recently recruited four new pediatricians. Dr. Roopa Kartan, who has joined Marysville Pediatrics, and Dr. Cheryl Kirkby, Dr. Lisa Krumm and Dr. Michael Underwood, who have formed Mill Valley Pediatrics, Inc. These new pediatricians will complement the existing pediatricians in our community, Dr. Mary Applegate, Dr. Justin Krueger, and Dr. Pete Mustillo of Marysville Primary Care and Dr. Nick Alain of Marysville Pediatrics.
Memorial Hospital of Union County is pleased to announce the opening of Mill Valley Pediatrics, Inc. The practice is compromised of three pediatricians, Drs. Michael Underwood, Cheryl Kirkby and Lisa Krumm.
In its quest to provide better service and the latest technology for patients, physicians, and staff, Memorial Hospital of Union County has installed a new wireless internet system in the hospital.
“We required a wireless solution that would meet our criteria to be secure and reliable for the mix of future applications we plan to support,” stated Carl Zani, director of information systems at Memorial.
The Business Relations Committee of the Development Council of Memorial Hospital of Union County recently recognized local employers for their commitment to employee wellness. A joint awards ceremony was held on October 10th at the CEO Safety Luncheon, in cooperation with the Union County Chamber of Commerce, to recognize the 2007 Business Health Award winners.
Memorial Hospital of Union County was recognized for Best External Design by Quorum Health Resources (QHR), making it first runner up for QHR’s first annual Best of the Web competition.
“Our focus is on a clean design that is easy to navigate,” says Jason Hollback, communications production specialist at Memorial Hospital. “Our homepage is used to provide the most up to date information on recent news, class and event schedules, our weekly physician and our current “There’s More to Memorial” campaign.”
The competition was created to acknowledge QHR Hospital Clients for outstanding use of their website as a marketing tool. It was judged by independent website designers who evaluated specific criteria including design, content, navigation and structure, functionality, and overall web experience. Winners were announced at the QHR Marketing/PR Networking Forum on July 24, 2007 in Brentwood, Tennessee.
As part of its commitment to the wellbeing of patients and employees, Memorial Hospital of Union County is going tobacco free. Starting January 1, 2008 smoking will not be permitted on any hospital owned property, in compliance with the Ohio Smoke Free Workplace Act.
“As a healthcare institution we need to be at the forefront of wellness initiatives,” remarks Carman Wirtz, vice president of human resources at Memorial Hospital. “Through our tobacco free committee, we’ve committed to providing resources to assist our employees with this transition.”
The fight against cancer united New York Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn, Memorial Hospital of Union County employees and golfers from the community.
On July 28th, Timberview Golf Club will host a scramble, starting at 9 a.m., to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Four person teams are welcome and registration is open up to the day of the event. Door prizes will be awarded and a drawing will be held, including items donated by Blackburn, such as an autographed football and pictures.