Cambia Health Solutions Welcomes Dr. Marion Couch As Senior Vice President And Chief Medical Officer – PRNewswire

Dr. Couch brings a wealth of expertise as a physician, educator and health care industry executive to lead clinical enterprise and strategy for Cambia, focusing on innovative provider partnerships that improve the health of consumers and drive affordability Cambia Health Solutions Sep 23, 2020, 14:00 ET PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  is pleased to welcome Dr. Marion Couch, PhD, MBA, FACS, as senior vice president (SVP) and chief medical officer. Dr. Couch brings more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, educator and health care industry executive to Cambia, where she will begin work Oct. 1, 2020. Dr.…
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Senior Care Authority® Offers Course for Certified Dementia Practitioner Accreditation – PRNewswire

PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In order to empower seniors, families, financial and legal professionals, and health care providers who are working with someone living with dementia, Senior Care Authority® is now offering a course leading to Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification. Their first seminar, to be held on Sept. 29, 2020, will precede the Fall 2020 launch of the Senior Care Authority Academy, a vehicle for equipping the industry and the public with the latest information on dementia and other information related to senior care. For more information or to register go to: Continue Reading Senior Care Authority “Our company prides itself on providing the best-trained and most caring senior care advisors,” stated Senior Care Authority Managing Director Marcy Baskin.…
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How Brookdale, Discovery, Senior Star and Ascension are Meeting the Pandemic ‘Inflection Point’ – Senior Housing News

Covid-19 has changed the state of play, but that doesn’t mean other long-term forces have stopped shaping the senior living industry. In addition to a deadly pandemic, senior living providers must also contend with the evolving preferences of the baby boomers, along with the lingering effects of recent supply-demand imbalances in markets across the country — all in the next 24 months or so. And if the industry hopes to rebound from these challenging times in the foreseeable future, it’s going to take a realization that some things must change, according to Richard Hutchinson, CEO of Bonita Springs, Florida-based Discovery Senior Living.…
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Mid Coast Senior Health welcomes new nurse leader – Press Herald

Carrie Pelletier has been promoted to director of nursing at Mid Coast Senior Health. In her new role, she will manage the nursing department and oversee the daily operations of Mid Coast Senior Health’s long-term care community, Mere Point, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation at Bodwell. Pelletier Jeffrey Morris, CPP “We are delighted to have Carrie step into this essential position at Mid Coast Senior Health,” said Kim Watson, Mid Coast Senior Health administrator. “Carrie has been a dedicated team member for several years and is admired by residents and staff for her strong leadership and positive approach.” Pelletier earned her nursing degree at Saint Joseph’s College and worked as a nurse at Mid Coast Senior Health from 1997 to 2010.…
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UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care Awarded $1 Million to Support Substance Use Disorder Care in Bedford and Somerset Counties – GlobeNewswire

Email Print Friendly Share September 21, 2020 10:42 ET | Source: UPMC Health Plan PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care (Center), a nonprofit research organization housed within UPMC Health Plan, was awarded $1 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This funding will support enhanced access, quality, and outcomes for individuals in Bedford and Somerset counties with substance use disorder (SUD), particularly opioid use disorder. The work funded by the award will be implemented by a consortium of organizations including Community Care Behavioral Health (Community Care), Behavioral Health Services of Somerset and Bedford Counties, and the Single County Authorities (SCAs) for Bedford and Somerset counties.…
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This Black-owned business is bringing health care to the barber chair – CNN

The Black-owned Baltimore barbershop now requires infrared temperature checks and masks. The barbershop also requires clients to answer a coronavirus questionnaire found on a health care kiosk. “It kind of gives us a baseline idea of the individual and possibly where they’ve been and who they’ve come in contact with,” Kennard Perry, a senior partner and barber at the Nile Style Barbershop, told CNN. The results of the survey and the infrared temperature check determine whether clients get haircuts or not. And if those clients do not end up in the barber chair, they will not leave empty-handed. Nile Style makes sure that the client is armed with a list of health care providers who can determine if that person needs a coronavirus test.…
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Missouri slides in health rankings, but signs point upward – Jefferson City News Tribune

Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, speaks during a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Photo by Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont) / News Tribune. Data show Missouri’s health slid downhill in recent years. Early last week, the Commonwealth Fund released its annual Scorecard on State Health System Performance. Missouri dropped seven spots to 48th (which is fourth from the bottom). The scorecard looks at all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It looks at data from the most recent year with complete records. For the 2020 scorecard, that data came from 2018, although some preliminary data from 2019 was included, according to the report.…
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Missouri slides in health rankings, but signs point upward – Jefferson City News Tribune

Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, speaks during a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Photo by Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont) / News Tribune. View Data show Missouri’s health slid downhill in recent years. Early last week, the Commonwealth Fund released its annual Scorecard on State Health System Performance. Missouri dropped seven spots to 48th (which is fourth from the bottom). The scorecard looks at all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It looks at data from the most recent year with complete records. For the 2020 scorecard, that data came from 2018, although some preliminary data from 2019 was included, according to the report.…
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Nursing Homes Oust Unwanted Patients With Claims of Psychosis – The New York Times

Advertisement Continue reading the main story They are finding what families say are pretexts to send patients to hospitals for psychiatric care — and then refusing to let them return. Life Care Center of Plainwell, Mich., which sent a resident to a psychiatric hospital this year.Credit…Nick Hagen for The New York Times Sept. 19, 2020 In a New York nursing home, a resident hurled a bingo chip. At a home in Georgia, a 46-year-old woman, paralyzed from the waist down, repeatedly complained that no one had changed her diaper. In a California facility, a patient threw tableware. In all three cases, the nursing homes cited the incidents as a reason to send the residents to hospitals for psychiatric evaluations — and then to bar them from returning.…
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