For Your Health's Sake
As the country moves toward implementing reform, it is imperative that the citizens of our area be kept up-to-date with the latest news and the significant impact that these changes will have on our local medical community. In an effort to provide our patients with “up to the minute” information regarding changes at the national and local levels, we have decided to submit a weekly column to the Huntsville Item called, “For Your Health’s Sake.” It is my hope that this weekly column will be a resource for those who are concerned about what reform means to our community as well as how the changes will personally affect each and every one of you. Health care as we know it is being drastically changed by state and federal legislation.
Since 1927, we have provided charitable health care services, delivering quality healthcare to the residents of Walker County and the surrounding communities. Our talented team of medical staff members is focused on staying up to the minute with the latest technologies and treatment solutions, while still providing you with friendly, down to earth service that you’ve grown to expect from your neighborhood hospital. No matter what changes the government has in store for us, our mission and vision will never change.
So catch us every week as we attempt to unravel the many strings tied around health care reform. It will most definitely be a challenge, but one that Huntsville Memorial is willing to take head on.
Shannon L. Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Huntsville Memorial Hospital
March 27th: Weekly Column For Huntsville Memorial Hospital: For Our Health’s
April 3rd: Huntsville Memorial Hospital Works To Beef Up ER Patient Screenings
April 10th: Some Discover That Medicare Advantage Plans Are To Their Disadvantage
April 17th: Some Cuts Don't Heal
April 24th: The Ripple Effect Of Non-Emergent ER Visits
May 1st: Understanding The Concept of Medical Necessity In Health Insurance
May 8th: Nursing Shortage Across The US: HMH Meets The Challenge
May 15th: The Importance of Childhood Immunizations: The HMH Clinic Can Help
May 22nd: Physician Employment Trends
May 29th: What Electronic Medical Records Will Mean To You
June 5th: The Importance of Good Kidney Health
June 12th: House Adds To The Big Medical Bill
June 19th: This Father’s Day, Give The Gift of Heart Health
June 26th: Obtaining Your Family’s Medical History: Do You Know Yours?
July 1st: Health Care Bill Finally Passes; Special Session Adjourns
July 10th: Solutions For Expediting Patient Care
July 24th: Why Is “Quality” Healthcare So Important?
July 31st: How Huntsville Memorial Hospital’s Quality Compares
August 7th: Talking About End of Life Treatment Options
August 14th: Concussion Legislation-What It Means For Local Athletes
August 21st: Making an ImPACT on Athletic Concussions
August 28th: Rover RX
September 4th: Turning Up The Heat
September 11th: Preparing For Local Disasters and Remembering a National Disaster
September 18th: Award Winning Care
September 25th: C.A.R.E. Enough About Recovering
October 2nd: Don't Be The 1 Out Of 6
October 9th: Educating Women About Breast Cancer
October 16th: The Importance of Early Detection
October 30th: Staying Healthy During Halloween-Boo!
November 6th: Prescription PainKILLers Leading To An Epidemic
November 13th: One Happy Place To Be
November 20th: Staying Healthy This Thanksgiving
November 27th: Preparing For The Joint Commission
December 4th: Quality Lessons-The Patient Comes First
December 18th: An Early Christmas Gift For The Community
January 1st: Changing Financial Patterns In 2012
January 14th: Expanding Our Services To Meet The Needs Of Our Patients
January 22nd: Understanding Your Health Insurance Plan
January 29th: Summary Plan Descriptions-Checklist For Your Health Insurance Plan
February 12th: Chronic Care Patients and Case Management
February 19th: Honor Your Health During Black History Month
February 26th: Be One In A Million This American Heart Month
March 4th: Managing The Care of Aging Parents-From A Distance
March 11th: The Value of Effective Leadership In Healthcare
March 18th: The Harsh Reality of Smoking
March 25th: Is There Still A Nursing Shortage?