• July 2012
    • Premier Treatment and Full Spectrum Of Hip Procedures

      For anyone struggling with chronic hip pain, the prospect of successful treatment is welcome news. Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center (EDOC) offers myriad options for diagnosing and treating hip problems affecting people at all stages of life, using cutting-edge technology, expert physicians and comprehensive rehabilitation programs.

      “Ongoing advances in the various types of hip procedures are resulting in better outcomes, less pain, shortened hospital stays and recovery time, and less risk of post-operative complications,” says Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, Director, Joint Replacement Surgery. “Hip replacements are lasting longer due to innovations and improvements in the types of materials used.” read more...

    • Premier Treatment and Full Spectrum Of Hip Procedures

      For anyone struggling with chronic hip pain, the prospect of successful treatment is welcome news. Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center (EDOC) offers myriad options for diagnosing and treating hip problems affecting people at all stages of life, using cutting-edge technology, expert physicians and comprehensive rehabilitation programs.

      “Ongoing advances in the various types of hip procedures are resulting in better outcomes, less pain, shortened hospital stays and recovery time, and less risk of post-operative complications,” says Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, Director, Joint Replacement Surgery. “Hip replacements are lasting longer due to innovations and improvements in the types of materials used.” read more...

    • Cardiovascular Disease

      Statistics recently published by the Centers for Disease Control showed a slight decrease from 6.7 to 6 percent in the prevalence of coronary artery disease from 2006 to 2010. Variations between men, women and ethnic groups not withstanding, the report summarized the decline was due in part to treatment, but equally important, due to a reduction in risk factors like smoking, with an increase in healthier diets and exercise. Healthy Living recently assembled a group of Eisenhower cardiologists to discuss new technologies, procedures and medications which may have great relevance in the decline of cardiovascular disease. Participants included Barry Hackshaw, MD and Andrew Frutkin, MD. The session was moderated by Philip Shaver, MD. read more...

    • Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation

      Eisenhower Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is proud to announce that it has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Currently, Eisenhower Medical Center is the only hospital in Riverside County with the prestigious CARF Accreditation.

      This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Eisenhower Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center — a significant accomplishment for its first year in operation.

      The accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation CARF can award an organization. It demonstrates that the Center has not only met and exceeded an international standard of care, but also is committed to continuously improving its services, encouraging feedback from patients and stakeholders, and serving the community. read more...

    • Eisenhower Named Among Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals

      More than 1,500 hospitals considered for prestigious award

      Eisenhower Medical Center has been named as one of 154 of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey Benchmarking Study released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

      According to the study, the nation’s Most Wired hospitals are leveraging the adoption and use of health information technology (IT) to improve performance in a number of areas. As a theme, hospitals are focused on expanding and adopting IT that protects patient data, and optimizes patient flow, and communications.

      Health Care’s Most Wired Survey asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents representing 1,570 hospitals were considered for the award.

      “We are proud of the work we have accomplished as a team and are honored to be recognized as a Most Wired hospital,” says Steven Arendt, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center. “Our continued strategic investments in information technology over the past decade have truly enhanced our ability to provide excellent patient care, as well as, enhance quality and patient safety.” read more...

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