Community Hospital Anderson offers discounted mammograms and bone density scans
In honor of Mother's Day, Community Hospital Anderson will sell discounted mammograms to promote early detection and prevention of breast cancer and discounted bone density scans to detect osteoporosis.
The $55 mammogram and $100 bone density scan gift certificates may be purchased throughout the month of May at one of the following locations: Community Anderson cashier, located in the lower level of the 1601 Building, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; The Comfort Shoppe at Community Anderson, located in the hospital’s emergency department entrance, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; ProCare, 2519 E. 10th Street, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or call 800-777-7775 to purchase over the phone with a credit card.
The American Cancer Society recommends a mammogram for all women over the age of 40, even those without symptoms or history of breast disease. Those eligible for the discounted mammograms include women over the age of 35 who have not had a mammogram in the last twelve months.
A bone density scan is a low dose X-ray used to measure bone loss. It is performed on the lower spine, hips or wrist and most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause. It is recommended that women discuss with their doctor to see if they need a bone density scan. Community Anderson offers osteoporosis counseling and education.
Both tests will require a doctor’s order. Women not meeting program guidelines are encouraged to check with their insurance representatives on their policies regarding mammograms and bone density scans. The purchase of these tests is not reimbursable by insurance.
Community Anderson's Women's Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) to offer mammography services and bone density testing. The cost of these certificates includes reading of the results by board-certified radiologists. Results of the screenings will be sent to each woman as well as her physician.
For more information about purchasing the gift certificates, call Community Anderson’s Women's Center at 298-5386.
Delivering baby safely
Free car seats for Community babies
As the leading provider of obstetrical services in Madison County, Community Hospital Anderson’s New Generations Birth Place aims to provide quality care for our new moms and babies. We offer a highly experienced team of physicians and staff, top rated breastfeeding support and a long list of other accommodations to ease the transition for our families.
Beginning March 1, all babies born at Community Anderson will receive a free car seat. This gift to our patients helps us to continue to provide safety for our littlest and most fragile patients, even after they have left our care. Families who are expecting a baby have so much to get ready – the crib, stroller, diapers and clothes. Providing each family with a new car seat for their latest addition is our way of congratulating them during this special time in their lives.
Community Hospital Anderson welcomes neurosurgeon James Callahan, M.D.
Community Hospital Anderson is furthering its services—and is now able to treat many complex brain and spine problems.
James Callahan, M.D., board certified neurosurgeon, is now seeing patients in his office at Community Hospital Anderson. Prior to joining Community, he was Chief of Neurosurgery at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. With 17 years of experience, Dr. Callahan has special interest in cranial cases, complex spine, minimally invasive spine procedures and spine trauma.
Community has the physicians, the state-of-the-art diagnostics and intra-operative navigational equipment to treat all neurosurgical conditions, including complex brain and spinal disorders, peripheral nerve problems, cancers and movement disorders.
Community has invested in the O-arm® which is a surgical imaging system with StealthStation® navigation. This technology is an intra-operative CT machine which makes the placement of spine instrumentation safe and fast. The O-arm delivers simple and fast access to real-time three-dimensional images. It allows the surgeon to obtain a higher level of precision in brain and spine procedures.
Community's comprehensive treatment plans provide a collaborative approach to meet the needs of patients. Community Anderson is leading the way with advanced care - in da Vinci® surgery, clinical research, cardiac interventions, and now – neurosurgery.
For more information call: 765-298-4470.
Community Hospital Anderson receives Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from the Joint Commission
Community Hospital Anderson has received its Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from the Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Primary Stroke Center Certification demonstrates that the stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. Community Hospital Anderson is the fourth hospital in the Community Health Network to achieve this certification and the only one in Madison County.
"In achieving Joint Commission advanced certification, Community Hospital Anderson has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its stroke patients," says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. "Certification is a voluntary process and The Joint Commission commends Community Hospital Anderson for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."
The certification process involved developing patient safety and quality goals, education and training, new policies and protocols and further improving the response team. Requiring many months of work, this effort was led by the stroke program coordinator Lisa Hayes, R.N. and Dr. Larry Blankenship, who serves as the medical director. Their expertise has been instrumental in the design of this program. According to Hayes, "this accomplishment was a team effort including multiple departments and staff working together."
"This certification from The Joint Commission demonstrates Community Hospital Anderson's commitment to providing our region with evidence based, multidisciplinary stroke care with a focus on education, prevention, and prompt treatment to enhance the quality of life for our patients," said Hayes. "The Advance Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes not only our attainment of prescribed thresholds, but our relentless effort to provide high quality stroke care."
Community Hospital Anderson is accredited to display The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ and the American Heart Association Heart-Check mark for their Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Displaying the seal and Heart-Check mark signifies that Community Hospital Anderson is providing the "next generation of stroke or heart failure care," and will help patients easily identify this facility as one of quality that has surpassed numerous goals in the treatment of stroke.
Health Professions Practice Council 2012 "Excellence" Awards
We are excited to present the 2nd Annual HPPC "Excellence" Awards in order to pay tribute to Community Hospital Anderson's Allied Health professionals who demonstrate excellence in five (5) different areas of their work:
1) Customer Service: Individual recognizes all customers to be served including patients, MD's, colleagues, other departments, etc.; demonstrates consistent, high level of customer service; demonstrates timeliness in service to others, looks and offers to assist others on consistent basis; proactive in identifying work to be done and openness to looking outside their job to assist; professional in all dealings with others.
2) Professional Service: Demonstrates evidence-based practice in their area of specialty; remains current in practice and is role model for others clinically/professionally; shares knowledge with others both formally and informally; active membership/involvement in Professional organizations; Demonstrates commitment to self learning activities and is continually working to improve skills of profession.
3) Caring: Morale builder; involved in team building of department; Looks for and recognizes the good of others and processes; Respects others in all dealings, demonstrates consistent acts of going "above and beyond" to help others.
4) Community Outreach: Individual is involved in CHA's interdisciplinary teams; participates in community outreach/volunteer opportunities; Acts as resource of knowledge for others; works together with others for the ultimate mission of CHA and Healthcare as a whole.
5) Innovation: Individual is proactive in suggesting new process improvement ideas and works to act upon them; suggests/implements cost reduction, process change and efficiency of service ideas; positive about "change" and works to achieve positive outcomes in all situations.
We are now accepting nominations through August 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm. The awards will be presented Wednesday November 7, 2012 at a reception during National Allied Health Professions Week.
Who can submit nominations: All CHA employees, physicians, or patients.
Please submit your nominations by visiting our Human Resources department.