Premier Pulse

Volume 10, Issue 12 – December 2023

High-Value Care

1659546505By Lakmali Ranathunga, MD, chief medical officer, Miami Valley Hospital North, Upper Valley Medical Center

High-value care stands as one of the commonly discussed topics in health care, aiming to minimize costs and optimize patient outcomes while steering clear of unnecessary and potentially harmful interventions, including tests and procedures. Read more.

Digital Minute: 2023 Year-End Edition

P-W-EMS62057-Via_MandyBy Walter Reiling, MD, system chief medical information officer, Premier Health; and Mandy Via, system director of access, referral management, and telehealth, Premier Health

As we close out an incredibly successful 2023, we want to take a moment to thank all the Premier Health provider community members who helped improve our technology. Read more.

Surgical Service Line 2024 Key Priorities  

By Kelli Ashbeck, director of surgical services and orthopedics, Premier Health

As 2023 comes to a close, we’d like to reflect on successes within the surgical service line. Read more.

Clinical Spotlight: Aisha B. Gargom, MD

Learn about Dr. Gargom's international medical journey. Read more.

Miami Valley Hospital Medical Staff Grand Rounds

On Thursday, Jan. 4, Miami Valley Hospital will host a Grand Rounds educational event with Cynthia Sheppard Solomon, BSPharm, RPh, FASCP, CTTS, NCTTP, and Glen D. Solomon, MD, MACP, FRCP.  Read more.

Wright State University, Premier Health Take Affiliation to Next Level

The boards of Wright State University and Premier Health recently authorized both institutions to build upon their existing affiliation agreement and further align their operations to advance academic medicine, improve community health, and bolster workforce and economic development across the region. Read more.

System News

Healthcare Symposium Update, T-shirt Fundraiser, MedQuest. Read more.

Editorial Board: Dr. Roberto Colón, Dr. Andre Harris, Dr. Scott Kanagy, Dr. Lakmali Ranathunga  

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer: Kathy Harper

Director, System Communications: Ben Sutherly

Editor: Richard Hairston