Remember the days when surgery usually meant a lengthy hospital stay and an even longer recovery? Thankfully, times — and technology — have changed. As a result, it is now more common to have surgery in an outpatient facility, go home the same day, and be back to your regular activities in a matter of days instead of weeks, thanks largely to advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques and anesthesia. In fact, nearly 58 percent of all surgeries performed in community hospitals in 2007 (the most recent year for which data are available) were outpatient procedures, according to a report published last year by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). click for more
In keeping with Eisenhower Medical Center's five-star commitment for our patients, families and friends, we provide a culture of safety by ensuring clinical excellence and infection prevention.
Eisenhower Medical Center has created and adopted protocols in each area of patient safety. These include protocols to prevent hospital acquired infections including surgical site infections, central line associated blood stream infections, ventilator associated pneumonia, catheter associated urinary tract infections, and clostridium difficile infections. click for more
Mention the word hemp and most people will stare blankly, conjure up images of thick rope or wonder if they should turn you in to the police. Although the hemp plant is a member of the cannabis sativa family, and therefore a cousin of marijuana, the two plants are different. The hemp plant, which has existed for centuries and is used commercially to make paper, textiles and biodegradable plastics, is being rediscovered for its high nutritional value. click for more
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