Premier Pulse

Volume 11, Issue 2 – February 2024

“What Did You Say?”: The Power of Effective Communication

1134192644By Andre Harris, MD, chief medical officer, Miami Valley Hospital

Almost universally, when I get called to a patient's room for a complaint, they complain about some aspect of communication regarding their care. In the intricate tapestry of health care, effective communication is the cornerstone of positive patient outcomes and satisfaction. Read more.

Digital Minute: Advancing Our Health Care Technologies

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

We are very pleased to report another significant functionality addition to the Premier Health Epic system and telehealth equipment enhancements. Read more.

Meet Your Oncology Service Line Team 

By Amanda Musser, system vice president of oncology operations, Premier Health

Tarek Sabagh, MD, is the oncology service line physician Lead. In his new role, Dr. Sabagh will serve as the clinical leader for the oncology service line. Read more.

Clinical Spotlight: Richard A. Foreman, CNP

How his first degree in sociology led him to a career in medicine. Read more.

Miami Valley Hospital Medical Staff Grand Rounds

On Thursday, March 14, Miami Valley Hospital will host a Grand Rounds educational event. Read more.

New CloudCME Management System Debuts

In collaboration with Wright State University, Premier Health has switched to a new accreditation management system for continuing medical education (CME). Read more.

Cardiothoracic Services Expand at Atrium Medical Center

As part of the heart and vascular partnership between The Christ Hospital Health Network and Premier Health, Dr. J. Michael Smith will begin providing cardiothoracic surgical services in the Middletown area on a part-time basis. Read now.

System News

Public Safety, Grants, Heart WalkRead 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