NAVICENT HEALTH HOSTED CAMP FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AFFECTED BY ASTHMA
CAMP OPEN AIRWAYS WAS HELD JUNE 8TH
In an effort to assist children and families affected by asthma, Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health (BKO) will host its fourth annual asthma awareness summer camp. Camp Open Airways was held Saturday, June 8, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Middle Georgia State University, 100 University Parkway, Macon.
“In Georgia, an estimated 1 in 10 children have asthma, and children under the age of nine accounts for 36 percent of asthma-related emergency room visits. Asthma can be a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition, but with proper management, its effects can be minimized. Through Camp Open Airways, we hope to educate children and families on daily and long term management of asthma,” said Valerie Fox, RRT, Clinical Educator for Navicent Health and Director of Camp Open Airways.
Camp Open Airways is designed with the entire family in mind. While children diagnosed with asthma participate in fun activities that teach asthma management, parents and guardians will participate in a workshop with Navicent Health physicians and clinicians. Childcare for siblings not affected by asthma will also be offered. Thanks to the generosity of the W.G. Raoul Foundation and Navicent Health Foundation, Camp Open Airways will be offered at no charge to families.LEARN MORE
COLISEUM MEDICAL CENTERS AND COLISEUM NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL ACHIEVE HEALTHGRADES 2019 PATIENT SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD
Macon, GA – Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital are both recipients of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places both Coliseum Health System hospitals among the top of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
During the study period (2015 to 2017), Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
VA LAUNCHES NEW HEALTH CARE OPTIONS UNDER MISSION ACT
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new and improved Veterans Community Care Program on June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Community Care Program.
The MISSION Act will strengthen the nationwide VA Health Care System by empowering Veterans with more health care options.READ MORE
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