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Upcoming Events

Tuesday October 9, 2012 General Membership Meeting [1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM] Speaker: Patricia Green, M.D. | Topic: “Breast MRI” Speaker: Bruce Horten, M.D. | Topic: “Breast Cancer Analysis”

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 General Membership Meeting In Conjunction with Strategic Health Intelligence Summit Topic: “Meaningful Use”

Saturday January 19, 2013 ECMS Annual Inaugural Ball President-Elect: Wendy Osban, DO Paul’s on the Bay

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Quality and Outcomes based Payment System Dr. George A.W. Smith Dr. George A.W. Smith In April of this year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the names of the first twenty seven Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s) selected to participate in CMS’ Shared Savings Program. Our own Accountable Care Coalition of Northwest Florida established by Health First Network, Inc. was one of three Florida ACO’s to be included in that twenty seven. Health First Network is partnering with Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a wholly – owned subsidiary of Universal American, established specifically for the Shared Savings Program and ACO development. In fact CHS supported the development of sixteen of the ACO’s that were approved by CMS. That brought the total number of ACO’s to sixty five including the thirty two groups participating in the Pioneer ACO Model as well as six organizations participating in the Physician Group Practice Transition Demonstration. The Shared Savings Program and other Accountable Care Organization initiatives are made possible by the Affordable Care Act healthcare law of 2010. It required CMS to establish this program to facilitate care coordination, improve patient safety, care for at risk populations and enhance preventive health services and patient experience. Ultimately it is designed to improve beneficiary outcomes at reduced cost. It will allow physicians who voluntarily agree to work together to coordinate care for patients and who meet certain quality standards, to share in any savings they achieve for the Medicare program. The success of the organization will be gauged by thirty three quality measures. CMS will automatically assign Medicare patients to the ACO and to their traditional physician who is participating in the ACO. Medicare will continue to pay individual physicians for specific items and services like it currently does under the Medicare Fee-For-Service payment systems. Patients may continue to see any doctor who treats patients with Original Medicare, regardless of whether their doctor is participating in an ACO, and they continue to have the ability to choose. The participating physician is required to notify beneficiaries that they are participating in an ACO, and

is eligible for additional Medicare payments. The beneficiary may then choose to receive services from the physician or from someone else. The beneficiary must also be notified by the physician that the beneficiary’s claims data may be shared with the ACO at the ACO’s request and must be given the opportunity to decline the data sharing arrangements. Care coordination will play a significant role in the success of any ACO and the Accountable Care Coalition of Northwest Florida will implement a Care Coordination Program. The outpatient Care Coordination Team will be the backbone of this program and may include a variety of caregivers including Registered Nurses and Social Workers. It will be assigned to patients based on their clinical and social needs and it will perform ongoing assessments, facilitating follow up care in conjunction with the patients Primary Care Provider. Other care coordination activities will include medication reconciliation and compliance monitoring; assessing home safety and mobility; assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) needs; patient and caregiver education on disease processes; identifying and coordinating Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Home Health needs ; coordinating transportation needs and scheduling follow up appointments. CHS will play a vital role in an administrative capacity for the ACO. It will provide enhanced care coordination services such as telephonic in home nursing support, improved technology solutions and administrative services. CMS should have by now selected other ACO’s since the target was to have had one hundred and fifty by July of this year. It is believed that the first twenty seven ACO’s will provide care to nearly three hundred and seventy five thousand beneficiaries in eighteen states, include more than ten thousand physicians, ten hospitals and thirteen physician-driven organizations located in both urban and rural areas. It is one part of the Accountable Care Act that has bi-partisan support and will survive despite whatever else may happen with the law. Commercial and Medicaid payers are already trying to adapt the model to their populations.


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E.C.M.S. Bulletin The Bulletin is a publication for and by the members of the Escambia County Medical Society. The Bulletin publishes six times a year: Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec. We will consider for publication articles relating to medical science, photos, book reviews, memorials, medical/legal articles, and practice management.

Vision for the Bulletin: • Appeal to the family of medicine in Escambia and Santa Rosa County and to the world beyond. • Collaborate with the Alliance to bring together Escambia and Santa Rosa County medical families. To know the needs of the community and promote the healthcare needs. • A powerful instrument to attract and induct members to organized medicine. Views and opinions expressed in the Bulletin are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the directors, staff or advertisers.

Editors: Christopher Burton, MD Erica Huffman, Executive Director

Ad placement Contact Erica Huffman at 478-0706 Ad rates 1/8 page: $100 • 1/4 page: $150 • 1/2 page: $300

Contents Page 3 - 5 - Membership Page 6 & 7 - Accurate Medical Records: Your Primary Line of Defense

Page 8 - Correcting Errors in the Electronic Medical Record

Page 9 - Keeping Your Practice Going During a Technology Outage

Page 10 & 11 - Hospital News


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Ismeth Abbas, M.D. Baptist Medical Group- Hospitalists 1000 W. Moreno Street Pensacola, FL 32501 Phone: 850-469-7406 Fax: 850-437-8283 Specialty: Internal Medicine

Adrian Jefferson M.D. Baptist Medical Group Hospitalists 1000 West Moreno St. Pensacola, Fl. 32501 Phone: 850-469-7406 Fax: 850-437-8283 Specialty: Internal Medicine

Mohamed Sultan M.D. Santa Rosa Medical Group 5992 Berryhill Road Milton, FL 32570 Phone: 850-626-5324 Fax: 850-626-5124 Specialty: Neurology

Amy Armstrong M.D. Baptist Medical Group 1000 W. Moreno Street Pensacola, FL 32501 Phone: 850-437-8600 Fax: 850-437-8601 Specialty: Internal Medicine

Teri Lord M.D. Baptist Medical Group 1000 W. Moreno Street Pensacola, FL. 32501 Phone: 850-437-8600 Fax: 850-437-8601 Specialty: Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics

Christine Tenniswood, M.D. Santa Rosa Medical Group 4225 Woodbine Rd, Ste. A Pace, Fl. 32571 Phone: 850-994-6575 Fax: 850-994-5643 Specialties: Family Medicine

Elias Banuelos M.D. Gulf Coast Physician Partners 5992 Berry hill Road 300 Milton, FL 32570 Phone: 850-623-9787 Fax: 850-626-7512 Specialty: Family Medicine

Megumi Maguchi, M.D. Baptist Medical Group 801 W. Avery Street Pensacola, Fl. 32501 Phone: 850-437-8650 Fax: 850-437-8659 Specialties: Family Practice, Geriatrics

Huaiyu Tan, M.D. Baptist Medical Group 1717 North E Street Ste. 530 Pensacola, Fl. 32501 Phone: 850-916-8700 Fax: 850-916-8709 Specialties: Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation

Vishnu Behari, M.D. Gulf Coast Primary Care 1921 East Nine Mile Road Pensacola, FL 32514 Phone: 850-479-4791 Fax: 850-494-2260 Specialty:

Monica Montoya, M.D. Baptist Medical Group 3810 Highway 90 Pace, Fl 32571 Phone: 850-994-1011 Specialty: Family Practice

Leo Carney, D.O. Naval Hospital Pensacola 6000 W. Highway 98 Pensacola, Fl 32512 Phone: 850-505-6380 Fax: 850-505-6501 Specialty: Family Medicine Amy Doyle M.D. Baptist Medical Group 1000 W. Moreno Street Pensacola, FL 32501 Phone: 850-469-7406 Fax: 850-437-8283 Specialty: Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease Sherif Ibrahim, M.D. Baptist Medical Group 1717 N. “E” Street Ste. 231 Pensacola, Fl. 32501 Phone: 850-469-7975 Fax: 850-469-2113 Specialty: Hematology Oncology

Monica Nall, M.D. Baptist Medical Group 3874 Highway 90 Pace, FL 32571 Phone: 850-995-4244 Fax: 850-995-9188 Specialty: Family Practice Brett Reichwage M.D. Baptist Medical Group 1717 North E Street Ste 422 Pensacola, FL 32501 Phone: 850-469-0642 Fax: 850-434-8879 Specialty: Neurosurgery Neil Sandhu, M.D. Gulf Coast Dermatology 3089 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze, Fl 32563 Phone: 850-233-3376 Fax: 850-522-8354 Specialty: Dermatology

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New Students/Residents Richard Sims, FSU College of Medicine Chad Brady, FSU College of Medicine

Changes or Updates Clarence Louis, M.D. P: 850-497-2738 Specialty: Neorology Mark Ates M.D. Santa Rosa Medical Group 4225 Woodbine Road Ste A Pace, FL 32571 Phone: 850-994-6575 Fax: 850-994-5643 Specialty: Family Medicine Retired

Retired Michael Fry, M.D. Gastroenterology Associates, PA 1717 North “E” Street Ste. 308 Pensacola, Fl. 32501 Phone: 850-436-4563 Specialty: Internal Medicine/ Gastroenterology Always Remembered Never Forgotten Norman Holmon, M.D. • All medical records have been given to the Escambia Community Clinic


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Christopher Burton, M.D.

Membership Rick Sims, M3 FSU COM

Congrats to Dr. Christopher Burton for completing the 2012 Florida Medical Association Physician Leadership Academy.

Wendy Osban, DO

(Above) Rick Sims (M3, FSU COM) presents his research at the 2012 FMA Annual Meeting. Part of Rick’s trip was sponsored by the Escambia & Santa Rosa County Medical Society.

Laura Davis, M4 FSU COM

(Above) Wendy Osban, DO served on the 2012 Reference Committee #2 for the FMA Annual Meeting. ECMS would also like to announce that Dr. Wendy Osban will be joining the 2013 Florida Medical Association Physician Leadership Academy.

“I am honored to be a recipient of the 2012 ECMS Scholarship. This will be a tremendous help in covering the cost of tuition for the upcoming academic year. As part of my medical education, I consider what I have learned about organized medicine to be key in my development as a physician. I am excited about (Above) Laura Davis working with my local medical (M4, FSU COM) society, as well as the FMA Accepts the 2012 and AMA, as I continue my ECMS Scholarship education and remain an for $5000. active voice in organized medicine as a physician.” ~ Laura Davis


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Women in Medicine Brunch Left to right

September 30,2012 Fish House

Michelle Sims, Erica Huffman, Christine Hurd

Jennifer Driskle, MD; Katheryn Bond, MD; Wendy Osban, DO; Cynthia Worrell-White, MD

Jennifer Miley, MD; Mary Mehta, MD; Tina Tarantola, MD; Julia Hoffman, MD

2012 Women in Medicine Attendees: Wendy Osban, DO; Elise Gordon, MD; Julie Hoffman, MD; Hilary Hulstrand, MD; Donna Jacobi, MD; Jennifer Miley, MD; Paula Montgomery, MD; Naomi Salz, FSU COM; Karen Snow, MD; Bach-Uyen Le Thi, MD; Janet Lewis, MD; Brenda Jacobsen, DO; Nell Potter, MD; Susan Laenger, MD; Jennifer Driskle, MD; Andrea Hackel, MD; Mary Mehta, MD; Jennifer Murray, MD; Katheryn Bond, MD; Tina Tarantola, MD; Abeer Abutaleb, MD; Heba El Goweni, MD; Cynthia Worrell-White, MD; Jill Prafke, MD; Michelle Brandhorst, MD. Sponsors: Baptist Health Care & Virginia College


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Practice Management

Accurate Medical Records:

Your Primary Line of Defense Every medical malpractice suit can be won or lost based on the quality and content of the medical records. A suit without merit can be lost because the medical record was vague, incomplete, or altered. Conversely, a potentially damaging suit can be won because the medical record was precise, thorough, and accurate—and events were well documented. The Doctors Company is adamant about the critical need for every physician to maintain meticulous records. If you are faced with a malpractice claim, your record keeping will help us provide the best possible defense.

General Guidelines The following general guidelines should be observed when completing a medical record: • Ensure medical record entries are clear and readable. If possible, dictate all long entries that require more than brief or routine annotations. • Include a detailed and accurate medical history, physical findings, differential diagnoses, treatment plan, care rendered, advice given, and all other matters pertinent to the patient’s medical course. • Never squeeze words into a line or leave blank spaces. Draw diagonal lines through all blank spaces after an entry. • Never erase, write over, try to ink out, or use whiteout on an entry. In case of error, draw a single line through the incorrect entry, and write the date, the time, and your initials in the margin. • Never add anything unless you write a separately dated and signed note. The patient, a third-party payer, or a plaintiff ’s attorney may have obtained a copy of the original records. • Always indicate the date and time of an entry. Ensure each page includes the patient’s name and that each progress note is accompanied by the date and time. Make certain all entries are initialed or signed. • Avoid personal abbreviations, ditto marks, or initials. Use only standard and accepted medical abbreviations. • Do not use lengthy, self-serving entries. These may appear defensive in nature when explaining a complication or medical catastrophe. • Do not use the patient’s record as a place to record confidential communications between you and your professional liability insurance carrier or your attorney—or to criticize another caregiver. • Always keep a record of when and by whom your medical record is photocopied.

Using Specific Language Avoid imprecise language, generalizations, and the use of statements that are subjective rather than objective. Examples include the following: • Imprecise: Doing OK. Accurate: Less pain today. Ate full diet. • Subjective: Appears depressed. Objective: Crying and worried about progress. • General: Wound OK. Specific: Surgical incision healing. No sign of infection. Rely on your senses. Describe your observations: • See: Color, abnormality, posture. • Smell: Breath, drainage, excretions. • Hear: Sounds of breathing, crepitation, bowel sounds. • Feel: Hot or cool, dry or moist, soft or firm. Document patients’ verbatim statements: • Incorrect: Patient apparently fell. Correct: Patient states that he “tried to get up, tripped, and hit head on the corner of the bed.” Detailed documentation is most important in the following situations: • When absent from practice, include the name of the physician you have signed out to and the date and time you signed out, pertinent observations, and follow-up of any abnormal situation. • Justification of your failure to comply with—or your rejection of—a consultant’s advice. • Your viewpoints and reasons for any disagreement on patient care between you and a hospital utilization review committee, a preferred provider organization, or a managed care receiver. • Explanations of delayed responses to a nurse or house staff calls, including dates and times. • Responses to nurses’ pertinent observations of a patient. (Be sure to record follow-up in your progress notes.) • A patient’s negative reaction to any treatment or medication.

A Checklist Helps to Protect You The following entries should appear in the office or hospital records of each patient: • Results of a patient’s physical examination, specifically noting the absence of abnormality. • Patient history, a list of all medications with particular


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emphasis on current medications, to include over-thecounter drugs and supplements and any allergies or drug sensitivities. Specific notation on the patient’s experience, if any, with drug or alcohol abuse and family or emotional problems. Progress notes, entered after each office visit, about any change in status. (If negative, your follow-up should be indicated.) Signed and witnessed consent forms for special procedures or surgery. Patient response to medication or procedures. Patient failure to follow advice or to keep appointments and any refusal to cooperate. (Log missed appointments and follow-up telephone calls and letters.) All significant laboratory or x-ray reports and the dates when they were ordered and read. Copies or records of instructions of any kind (including diet) and directions given to the family. Records of consultations with other physicians and their written or oral responses, with the dates and times. Thorough documentation of any patient’s grievance, including the date and time.

Patient Care Instructions • Always record your instructions in writing. • Review your instructions with the patient and the patient’s family. • Ensure comprehension. Use a teach-back method to ensure that the patient can accurately describe his or her treatment plan. Record the patient’s response. • Document language limitations and attempts made to overcome them through the use of translators, as well as any questionable comprehension. Note any literature provided to the patient and family. • Retain a copy of instructions given to the patient and family. • Note patient failure to comply with instructions and your efforts to inform the patient of the risks of noncompliance.

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Specific wound care. The amount of incisional bleeding to be expected. Limitations of activity, position, or exercise. Dietary restrictions. Specific instructions for medications, including possible side effects and when to resume preoperative medications. • Anticipated postoperative pain and time frames for analgesia.

Conclusion As a company built by doctors for doctors, we are fiercely committed to helping you minimize risk. Your medical records are a vital part of your defense in the event of a claim. Using these guidelines is crucial to your protection and defense. About the Author This article, published in 2003, was updated in 2008 by Governor Emeritus Mark Gorney, MD, FACS, Paula A. Jenkins, Senior Vice President of Claims, Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM, Director, Department of Patient Safety, Western Region, and Susan Shepard, MSN, MA, RN, Director, Patient Safety Education. The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each health care provider in light of all circumstances prevailing in the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.


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Correcting Errors in the Electronic Medical Record By Georgette Samaritan, RN, Senior Risk Management Consultant Despite all of the benefits that electronic health records (EHR) offer, there remain opportunities for incorrect data entry due to problems with system design and or user error. Errors caused by system problems (e.g., a confusing screen design, etc.) can be prevented by working with your vendor to reset user preferences as needed. In order to preserve data quality and protect patient safety, it is essential to set an office policy to funnel all errors to necessary staff and physicians in a timely manner. The case study below illustrates why establishing a sound system is very important. Suppose that a physician orders a pregnancy test on a patient before administering a variety of drugs known to cause birth defects in the fetus. An incorrect result is recorded in the patient’s record, but subsequently discovered. the patient might well have begun treatment prior to the correction of the lab report. In such a situation, it would be important to the physician to be able to prove that the initial (incorrect) report on which he relied, existed. It is also important that a corrected report be brought to the immediate attention of the physician. In the case of electronic records, the problem is that the correction of the lab report may potentially eliminate information that the physician relied on for a period of time. Also, the correction might be made without the physician ever being aware that a reporting error was made. State laws vary on how medical records can be amended. Generally the law frowns on erasing relevant information so that it cannot be recovered. That’s why opaque correction fluid should not be used in correcting paper records, and why incorrect entries in the written medical record be lined out and rewritten rather than obscured. The possibility exists that over-writing the initial EHR, even though the information is incorrect, could be construed as improper alteration of the historical medical record. In general, states merely require that electronic records be maintained “to the same standards” as paper copies. Also, the amended EHR should be flagged to indicate that it has been corrected, and some mechanism be put in place to retain and easily access copies of the original, if incorrect, data. A comment field in the amended report may suffice. In general, a narrative entry in the medical record statement indicating that an error has been made, and is

being corrected, is the best procedure. When a lab or diagnostic report is involved, the facility director or pathologist should assume the responsibility for insuring that such an entry is made. Both the original error and the correction should be well documented for future reference. Personal contact between the laboratory/diagnostic facility and the involved physician is always desirable, and should occur whenever an erroneous report must be corrected. Keep in mind that the report may be critical and time may be of the essence. Most importantly, whenever an error in lab/diagnostic test reporting is made, it is essential for the laboratory/facility to retrace the handling of the specimens, films etc., and determine how erroneous results were released. The facility should then institute appropriate policy and procedure changes to prevent recurrence of such errors. In summary, correcting errors in EHr systems should follow the same basic principles as correcting paper copies. these specific considerations apply: • Work with your vendor to confirm that your HER system allows error correction and whether or not the vendor has established a process. • The system must have the ability to track corrections or changes once the original entry has been entered or authenticated. • When correcting or making a change to an entry, the original entry should be viewable, the current date and time should be entered, the person making the change should be identified, and the reason should be noted. • In situations where there is a hard copy printed from the electronic record, the hard copy must also be corrected.

• The process should permit the author of the error to identify, and time/date stamp, whether it is an error. • The process should offer the ability to suppress viewing of the actual error but ensure that a flag exists to notify other users of the newly corrected error. • The location of the error should also point to a correction. The correction may be in a different location from the error if there is narrative data entered, but there must be a mechanism to reflect the correction. • Develop a practice policy to ensure that your facility corrects and reports errors in a consistent and timely manner.


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Power Out. No Internet. No EMR. Help!

Keeping Your Practice Going During a Technology Outage By Brian L Tuttle, CHPIT, CHP, CHA If you are familiar with the psychologist Abraham Maslow, and his famous “hierarchy of needs,” then you will know he clearly wasn’t born in the age of the Internet. According to Maslow, “needs” are listed in order of importance — beginning with essentials such as food, water and safety; then escalating to needs such as security, love, prestige; and ending with the elusive concept he called “self-actualization.” Today it seems the list would be: Internet, cell phone, food, water, safety, security, love, prestige and self-actualization. This, of course, is a bit of a jest but have you considered what your practice would do if you lost access to technology? Do you have a plan for just a day or two of downtime? What about a longer-term plan? Does your practice have any contingency plan? Performing more than 200 HIPAA audits, I have noticed an alarming trend: Most practices don’t have any contingency plan in place at all. Did you know that this is a required standard of the HIPAA Security Rule as stated in citation 164.308(a)(7)(i), and failure to have a contingency plan could result in fines — or worse, total loss of your practice. Developing a contingency plan The purpose of this article is to focus on the minor disaster that tends to be much more frequent — loss of access to technology — and to discuss your response options. The first thing you need to do is isolate the problem. What caused the outage? Is it the Internet service provider? Obviously this will bring down any web-based EMR. Is it your local server that houses the EMR onsite? Do you have a contact list of entities to call – IT vendor, EMR vendor, Internet service provider, etc.? tip: When calling your IT provider or EMR support be sure to mention you are “completely down” as this usually will expedite the process. Remember the old adage, “The squeaky wheel always gets greased first.” Secondly, you need to have a plan in place that allows you to function and

continue to see patients when no technology is available. On the clinical side you can revert back to paper for charge capturing, patient visit recording, prescriptions, etc. Do you have super bills, prescription pads, etc., handy for such an emergency? What about patient histories? The move to an “all electronic” world means these charts may not even exist at your practice anymore. In some cases, it’s possible to access the server (assuming it is onsite) using a very powerful UPS (uninterrupted power supply) that can power the server and a printer. This would give you the ability to print from within your practice management system in a pinch. tip: An entry-level UPS should last about 30 minutes, but can differ based on load. Another suggestion is to keep a copy of the EMR and patient database on a secure local laptop with a long battery life. What if your Internet is down for a few days and your EMR is housed on the web? One thing to consider would be to use aircards, which are offered by various cell phone vendors and are fairly inexpensive. In some cases a cell phone with Internet access can even be used as an “ad hoc” modem plugged into a PC to get you online. Cell phones also can be used to access the Internet and, therefore, the EMR. Secondly, you should consider getting a backup Internet line. For example, if you currently use a T1 to access the Internet, purchase an inexpensive DSL or cable line as a backup. bottom line: You should have a contingency plan in place for minor events, as well as major catastrophes. A contingency plan is not only a HIPAA Security Rule requirement, but a wise business decision. Brian Tuttle is an IT Manager & Sr. Compliance Consultant with InGauge Healthcare Solutions and InHealth Company. He may be contacted at: brian.tuttle@ingaugehsi.magmutual.com.


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In The Community

Hospital News Sacred Heart News

New Senior Leaders Announced for Sacred Heart Health System Susan L. Davis, RN, EdD, FACHE, has been named the permanent President and Chief Executive Officer of Sacred Heart Health System. She serves as Ascension Health’s Market Leader for New York, Connecticut, North Florida and the Gulf Coast. Susan also retains her role as CEO of St. Vincent’s Health Services in Bridgeport, Conn. Kerry Eaton, MSN, RN, will join Sacred Heart Health System as the new Chief Operating Officer October 1. Kerry was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn.. Henry Stovall is the new President of Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola. Most recently he was the Senior Vice President for Special Projects at Sacred Heart, providing leadership and guidance in forming a joint venture with LHP Hospital Group to acquire Bay Medical Center in Panama City.

Buddy Elmore, who has served as Chief Financial Officer for the Health System for the past six years, recently was named the new President of Sacred Heart Medical Group. Buddy has a wealth of experience in developing physicianhospital organizations and overseeing physician practices and community clinics.

Assistance With Health Insurance Enrollment for Kids. Sacred Heart has received a grant to provide one-on-one assistance to parents, grandparents and guardians in understanding their options and enrolling in the Florida KidCare program. A community-health worker will be available to help families in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Gulf and Franklin Counties. For more information, please e-mail InsureKidsNow@shhpens.org or call 1-800874-1026.


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Baptist Health Care Welcomes New Chief Development Officer Brian Matson Brian Matson has been named senior vice president and chief development officer for Baptist Health Care. Matson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic planning and business development. He joins Baptist from Sacred Heart Health System (SHHS) in Pensacola, where he served as vice president of operations transformation.

Andrews Institute Welcomes New Specialists The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Baptist Medical Group are proud to welcome the following physicians: Juliet DeCampos, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon. Huaiyu Tan, M.D., Ph.D., interventional pain medicine physician. Brett Reichwage, M.D., neurosurgeon. To learn more about these physicians, please visit TheAndrewsInstitute.com or call 850.916.8700.

Baptist Health Care Launches New Employee & Employer Health Program, Healthy Lives™ Healthy Lives™ is a comprehensive initiative to engage Baptist team members and their families in their own health care management. By delivering customized programs, including health

screenings and coaching, Baptist aims to help their workforce live healthier and keep health care costs low. Baptist is also providing this integrated employee-health program to employers on the Gulf Coast. Interested employers can call 1.855.469.6903 or e-mail healthylives@bhcpns.org.

Andrews Institute Orthopaedic Physicians Offer Student-Athlete Injury Clinic on Saturdays Student-athletes concerned about an injury now have access to free injury evaluations by an orthopaedic physician on Saturdays at the Andrews Institute. The “Student-Athlete Injury Clinic” is available to athletes ages 5 and up, each Saturday morning from 810 a.m., Aug. 25-Nov.10. No appointment necessary. Learn more at TheAndrewsInstitute.com.

Baptist Health Care Foundation Invites You to the 36th Annual Foundation Fashion Show Nov. 1st Physicians and their families are invited to support the community by taking part in this red carpet extravaganza at New World Landing set for Nov. 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and all proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales will support the Baptist Health Care Foundation and the mission to improve quality of life in our community. Get details, become a sponsor and purchase tickets by visiting BaptistHealthCareFoundation.org.

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