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June 28, 2013

Three Rivers Health System Board renews QHR management agreement

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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THREE RIVERS, MI – The Three Rivers Health System Board announced at their June meeting that the management contract with QHR has been renewed. “We are pleased that the System Board has confidence in QHR to operate the hospital, and I look forward to continuing to serve this board and community into the future,” says Chief Executive Officer, William Russell.

Other reports presented to the Board were:

  • Negotiations with the nursing department have been completed with a tentative agreement that will need to be ratified by the MNA and SEIU members.
  • HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores increased significantly in the second quarter.
  • Medical Imaging – The new Phillips 128 Slice CT Scanner will be installed the week of July 15th. A mobile unit will be used that week while the old 64 slice unit is removed and the new unit is installed. The new CT scanner will offer faster service with the lower dose of radiation to the patient. Patients will see a newly redecorated waiting room when they arrive.
  • Hospice – The annual Three Rivers Health Hospice Memorial was held on June 4th at the Meyer Broadway Park. The event allows family and staff members to reflect and celebrate the lives of patients who have passed. The park was an excellent setting for this event and staff believes this was the most attended memorial service for Three Rivers Health.
  • Dr. Greene will be the Medical Director for Three Rivers Family Care, White Pigeon, Centreville and the new clinic in Marcellus, which opens on July 29.
  • Currently revisiting the Lean Six Sigma Door to Doc Time initiative for the emergency room to assure that all staff members are aware of the expectations and are in compliance.
  • The Three Rivers/United Way Health Fair is July 20 from 10 AM-1 PM.
  • Second Annual Three Rivers Health TRAC Golf Tournament is September 5.

Source:  News release from Three Rivers Health






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