Premier Pulse

Volume 11, Issue 4 – April 2024

Prolonged Hospital Stays, and Their Impact On Health Care Resources 

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

Extended hospital stays profoundly affect patient care and resource allocation. Read more.

Digital Minute: The Problem Lies with the Problem List

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

The Epic Problem List has been integral to our system since our first go-live almost 18 years ago. Before we had an electronic medical record (EMR), we used the Problem List to help track the issues that affect our patient treatment. Read more.

Trauma and Critical Care Update 2024

This year’s Trauma and Critical Care Update will occur Friday, May 17, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sinclair Community College David H. Ponitz Center, 444 W 3rd St., Site 12 Dayton, Ohio 45402. Read more.

Premier Physician Network Launches Premier Health Senior Health Connect Palliative Care Program

PPN primary care physicians and APPs now have support from an extended team to assist in providing palliative care to their Medicare Advantage patients living with serious illness. Read more.

Practitioner Wellness Committee Presents 5k-10k Event  

Miami Valley Hospital Practitioner Wellness Committee will host its annual 5k-10k event on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Eastwood Metro Park. Read more.

System News: April 2024

Healthgrades Awards, New Providers, Dayton’s Best Doctors. 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