Dr. Trace Coe, MD, Oncologist/Hematologist was a recent guest on KAYS Health Information Please show broadcast on Saturday, July 29
Dr. Gerald E. “Jay” Matzke, Jr. Dr. Rob Miller
Hays, KS (July 26, 2017) – Two new physicians have recently joined the Medical Staff at HaysMed. Dr. Gerald E. “Jay” Matzke, Jr. and Dr. Rob Miller have joined the Emergency Department at HaysMed.
Dr. Matzke received his medical school training and did a residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He is Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Matzke has been a locums at HaysMed but is now permanently part of the Medical Staff.
Dr. Rob Miller attended Bethany College where he played basketball and received his B.A. He graduated from medical school from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. Dr. Miller completed his residency in emergency medicine also at the University of Kansas.
Hays, KS (July 21, 2017) James Meier, PharmD, recently earned his Board Certification as an Oncology Pharmacist from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the premier post-license certification organization serving the pharmacy profession.
BPS Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) have the advanced knowledge and expertise to deal with an increasing number and complexity of drug therapies for treating and preventing cancer, manage cancer-related and drug-related adverse events or clinical situations not encountered in other disease states. BCOP can optimize outcome for patients with malignant diseases by:
- recommending, designing, implementing, monitoring and modifying pharmacotherapeutic plans
- reducing medication errors
- recognizing and responding to adverse physical and emotional issues that may arise during treatment and when providing education and counseling.
Meier is the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor and Oncology Pharmacist at HaysMed and has been with the hospital since 2011.
Hays, Kansas (July 17, 2017)—The Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Special Nursing Service (SNS), the Breast Care Center and Communications Center were recently named the patient satisfaction award winners for the first quarter of 2017 at HaysMed.
Each quarter HaysMed recognizes the patient satisfaction award winners based on results from CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) surveys administrated by HealthStream. HealthStream is the research firm HaysMed contracts with to conduct the government required Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) hospital surveys on patient experience. The CAHPS survey is the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care. The CAHPS Hospital Survey is a survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients’ perceptions of their hospital experience. Four areas are recognized every quarter including an inpatient department, an outpatient department, a clinic and a non-clinical area.
The inpatient ICU Department was recognized for having had a score of 100% putting them at the 99th percentile for overall courtesy and respect. The ICU is a 12 bed unit and they have 20 full time Associates.
The SNS, an outpatient department, also received a unit score of 100% putting them at the 99th percentile for patient courtesy and respect. The unit has six treatment rooms and is open 7 am – 7 pm seven days a week.
Garnering the clinic award was the Breast Care Center (BCC). They scored a 97.4% putting them at the 97th percentile for courtesy and respect. The BCC provides comprehensive diagnostic, prevention and survivorship services for those who have a need for specialized breast care. They have 10 full time Associates.
The Communication Center received the Customer Service Award for their courtesy and respect in helping HaysMed be successful. The department consists of eight Associates and they answer an average of 18,000 phone calls a month.
Each area honored displays a patient satisfaction award winner banner in their department.
Hays, Kansas (July 14)— HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, will present a Trauma Symposium 2017 on Friday, August 25, 2017. The programs are jointly provided by HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, The University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education and Professional Development and the Area Health Education Center – West. The program will be held at HaysMed in the Hadley Conference Rooms.
Registration for the program begins at 8:30 am with Breakfast and Vendor booths. The program runs from 9:00 am – 4:30pm. Topics covered include: blunt trauma, geriatric trauma patients, expeditious early transfer to tertiary care center, entrance and exit wounds, evidence packaging for clothing worn during a shooting, pediatric orthopedic fractures, pediatric orthopedic trauma patients, urgent versus routine pediatric orthopedic care, pediatric orthopedic problems that are commonly masked by orthopedic trauma or fractures, implications of inappropriately treated pediatric orthopedic fractures.
Speakers for the program include: Derek Yarmer, MD, HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, Hays; Burt Bote Katubig, MD, Swedish Medical Center, Denver; Nicole Apprill, APRN, ANP-BC, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City; Jennifer L. Johnston, DNP, MSN, APRN, AFN-BC, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Shawnee Health Hospital, Kansas City; Matt Hollenbeck, MD, MPT, Kansas Orthopedic Center, PA, Wichita; and Lillian Slater, EMS Assistant Director, Hays.
The program is designed for Physicians, PAs, APRN’s, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, PTS, OTS and other interested Healthcare Professionals.
All participants are required to complete and sign a “verification of attendance” form. After the program, a certificate of completion will be provided to activity participants based on documentation of actual attendance time.
Physician: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System. The University of Kansas medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in this activity.
CNE: Hays Medical Center is approved as a provider of continued nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The course offering is approved for 6.0 contact hours applicable for RN, or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number: LT0021-1138.
Paperwork will be provided to submit to KOTA and KPTA for credits.
An application has been submitted to ASRT. Approval is pending.
Ellis County EMS is an approved as a provider of continuing education for Emergency Medical Personnel. The course offering is approved for 6.0 contact hour applicable for all EMS recertification. Approved Provider Number: pp5800.
The fee for the program is $60 for non HaysMed employees, $30 for CAH employees. There is no registration fee for HaysMed, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and St. Rose Health Center Associates. You can register online: www.haysmed.com/education and click on professional education or registering by calling 785-623-5500. You may pay online with a valid credit card or may choose to be invoiced.
Refund of CE fees: Workshop fees will be refunded if notification of cancellation is made 24-hours prior to the workshop. Cancellation: HMC reserves the right to cancel any workshop that does not meet enrollment quota. All pre-registered attendees; will receive a full refund.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.
Hays, Kansas (July 14)— Hays Medical Center is among six Kansas sites receiving grants to facilitate attainment of Baby-Friendly designation, the gold standard of breastfeeding support for hospitals. The project is funded by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau of Family Health, with support from the Title V Maternal & Child Health Block Grant1. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers offering an optimal level of care for infant feeding and bonding between mother and baby. For mothers, delivery at a Baby-Friendly hospital means they will have the information, confidence, and skills to initiate and maintain breastfeeding.
The grant will support Hays Medical Center in implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, a collection of evidence-based practices shown to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates and a requirement for attaining Baby-Friendly designation. An abundance of scientific evidence has demonstrated lower risks for certain diseases and improved health outcomes for both mothers and babies who breastfeed.
The ten steps include having a written breastfeeding policy, training staff in skills to implement the policy, informing pregnant women about benefits and management of breastfeeding, helping mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth, showing mothers how to breastfeed and maintain lactation even if separated from their infants, giving infants no food or drink other than breastmilk unless medically needed, allowing mothers and infants to room together 24 hours a day, encouraging breastfeeding on demand, giving no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants, and fostering availability of breastfeeding support groups and resources for mothers after their hospital stay. More information on Baby-Friendly may be found at babyfriendlyusa.org.
Becoming a Baby-Friendly facility is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey toward excellence in maternity care. The process to achieve designation compels facilities to examine, challenge and modify long-standing policies and procedures. It requires training and skill building among all levels of staff, and entails implementation of audit processes to assure quality in all aspects of maternity care operations. For hospitals, the journey is challenging but creates opportunities to develop high-performance work teams, build staff leadership skills, promote employee pride, enhance patient satisfaction, and improve health outcomes.
Other Kansas hospitals receiving the grants of $25,000 each are Lawrence Memorial Hospital; Pratt Regional Medical Center; Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa; Saint Luke’s South Hospital, Overland Park; and Salina Regional Health Center.
United Methodist Health Ministry Fund is a Hutchinson-based health philanthropy serving Kansas. Since its founding in 1986, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund has invested more than $65 million toward improve health, healing, and wholeness in Kansas. Additional information about its grant initiatives may be found at www.healthfund.org
The KDHE Bureau of Family Health is responsible for administering the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant for the State of Kansas. The Title V MCH program plays a key role in the provision of services in Kansas and targets activities to improve the health of all women, infants, and their families. Find more information at www.kansasmch.org or www.kdheks.gov/bfh. You can also find us on Facebook (Kansas Maternal & Child Health).
Footnote 1: Grant #B04MC29344 supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Hays, KS (July 20, 2017) – HaysMed recently welcomed Dr. Byungsoo Ko to the medical staff. Dr. Ko received his medical degree from the Hanyang University College of Medicine, South Korea, M.D. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Utah, Division of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Ko is also board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Ko is seeing patients at the DeBakey Heart Clinic.
*The personal care the patient is given from the PT/OT departments are outstanding! They are caring and work well; for the best smiling faces and encouraging me to do my best. Keep it up! Thank you all. God Bless You.
*I was very pleased with both OT/PT. They were super. Each and everyone of the ladies—I don’t remember all their names—Joyce, Stephanie, Mary, Kammie, Kailey. All of them helped tremendously.
*In general my mother has been very pleased with the overall care she has received from all the departments here.
*My therapist was quite effective, patient and up beat. Sessions were productive and my safety was always paramount. Overall, I would give my therapist high marks.
*Upon arrival from Oakley’s emergency room for heart problem, surgeons were ready for surgery to replace the stent in right side of heart. He had excellent care and food during this 4 day stay.
*The care service couldn’t have been better than what I had. All the doctors, nurses and aids did a great job and let me talk to them when I wanted to. Great staff!!!
*Thank you all for the wonderful care you gave me. A special thank you to Dr. Ashraf, Jessica and all the nurses and aids—you are all fantastic.
*My care was very good. All the nurses and staff were very good.
*Absolutely everyone has been so kind and thoughtful—right down to the smallest detail! Warm blankets when going for x-rays, making my bed while I shower. When you’re sick and scared, kindness and care mean so much! I will never forget the people here. I am so grateful!
*Everything was done very appropriately. All of the staff were very helpful and did their job well. We are so fortunate to have you all here when you are needed.
Hays Orthopedic Institute
I could write a book about experiences with my back surgeries, but I won’t here, since I have had four surgeries. My experience with Dr. Sharma and his team have been A+!! I mean that sincerely! I hope HaysMed realize what a talented team they have with Dr. Sharma. He’s the best and so is his team members and nursing staff. Let me also say I was so relived to find such a talented team as close as Hays, Kansas. I have told several people about my experience with the Hays Orthopedic team and would be glad to consult with other patients who may be frightened and afraid to proceed to surgery. I thank God every day for Dr. Sharma and his wonderful team.
Western Kansas Urology Associates
*I was a patient of Diane Pfannenstiel who was instrumental in my improvement on fecal and urinary incontinence. Her measurements and exercises, plus continuation have been a real improvement in my health. Thank you.
*Diane made my visit in the clinic a nice experience. She made a very unpleasant ordeal a much more easy procedures to go through. She knew what she was doing and was very professional. Easy to visit with.
*Everyone was absolutely great! Thank you to all for helping me!
*All staff members in the Cath lab were exceptional. They were all kind, courteous, cheerful and responsive to all needs.
*Doctor was excellent. Staff especially kind. Very professional and helpful.
*First I want to say Dr. Ashraf is wonderful. He explained things to us that no other Dr. has. He took time to listen and answer our questions. All the staff were also great. I want to say that Kaitlyn, Devon and Carley and the rest of the team (whose names I can’t remember) put me at ease and were also very friendly from pre op through the procedures. Thank-you to all who helped make this a less scary procedure!
*The care and professionalism shown during my cath procedures was exceptional. Every staff member seemed to enjoy whatever their part was in my care. My admitting nurse was Stephanie and she along with Caitland and Carley were seamless in the provision of care. Patient teaching was provided at each step of the process and they provided an aura of calmness that was greatly appreciated.
*Everything was good!!
*The staff was kind and courteous. Dani and Bridget were thoughtful and kind. Made me feel at ease. The whole experience was a 10.
*I was completely satisfied with my care, as well as the kindness shown to my husband. Three nurses cared for me during and after my procedure. My main nurse pre-post op was Mary Beth. She is very skilled and knowledgeable. Sam assisted me also. I believe my PACU nurse was Tracy. She was so kind and wonderful. My doctor is top notch and explains everything so well. I knew I was in good hands. Very good experience.
Breast Care Center
*Your staff is always friendly! I don’t mind driving all the way from Garden City because you always treat me with respect and kindness.
*My nurse was great. Sorry I didn’t catch her name. Denise always provides excellent care. I feel respected as the patient, and never feel like I am being rushed through. Thank you for your professionalism and fantastic care.
*I have been very satisfied with my visits. I feel I get a very thorough exam in a professional manner.
*Breast Care Center is great! From the ladies at the front – Bertie and Michelle—to Lisa, RN and Denise. Mammo staff was very courteous as was Mandi in Ultrasound. Made me feel very at ease.
*Very pleasant staff and always accommodating in whatever is needed. Friendly and helpful with question and comforting with concerns.
*I experienced exceptional care from all haysMed Associates from dietary, housekeeping and nursing. Taylor, RN was by my side when I was worried. Patty L answered many medical ques- tions. Nicole went out of her way to make me comfortable. Also—Jessica Pfeifer, APRN was very helpful to me. Dietary personal great.
*All very good says my husband. Everyone was helpful, kind and caring—good experience. I loved being able to stay in his room and loved being able to have a guest tray so we could eat together. We have hopeful news.
*Nurse Trisha did a wonderful job. PCT Spencer—he was fantastic and we believe he will make a great nurse.
*I am feeling better after coming here. I feel that it has done me some good coming here.
*I am grateful for all the girls (and Bob) that were so encouraging? You have a wonderful staff and everyone is so friendly and invested in helping their patients. I would not hesitate to recommend them now and in the future!!!! Everyone here is outstanding!!!. Thank You.
*I am completely satisfied with the service that was given to me. They were always there to make sure I was doing the exercise correctly; and if not they corrected me. I feel stronger than the first time I came in here and I have more knowledge on the exercises. I will most likely come back for PT after my surgery and I wish to have the same two people. (Janna, Bob)
*Had very good support to get back to my normal living routine. Got all my goals I was trying to get back to especially my biggest—getting back to sports.
*Janna is an excellent rehab therapist. She is very patient, explains things very well and is obviously very concerned about the welfare of her patients and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking therapy. If we every need therapy again, we will request Janna for this service.
*Especially liked Bob as PT. He challenges just enough.
*Really enjoyed working with the whole team—Bob, Kelly, Joyce and Debbie. Very pleasant, enjoyable staff and very knowledgeable. I appreciate the patience everyone showed me when I was inpatient with my own limitations.
*Very satisfied with services, staff was very knowledgeable.
*PT—Whitney Ford: Excellent PT. Got the exercises and stretches I needed to strengthen upper body and core muscles and to stand up. Very satisfied with staff, very knowledgeable, very helpful. Couldn’t ask for any better?? I have had many PT—been paraplegic since 1971 and had many therapists—Whitney is one of the very best. Thanks.
*I was very impressed with the services and exercises I was given during my therapy. I was very pleased with both Joyce and Whitney as my therapists. Both friendly and cheerful.
*Hedi in ICU was fantastic. We both thought the ICU did a great job. Wound recommend HaysMed to anyone.
*We have no complains about the staff. They were all very helpful and pleasant! Thank you for making our stay enjoyable and stress free.
*I don’t even know where to start—everybody was fabulous beginning in labor and delivery with Melanie and Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn was especially compassionate. Knowledgeable—showed a genuine concern and empathy. The C-section/OR staff were once again impressive as well. I wish I could remember everyone’s names but these that I can remember are Tanna, Bryan, Mackenzie, Dr. Green, Dr. Fort, Lindzie, OB Nurse/Recovery, Doris and everybody else involved in our care. Once again our OB nurses—Patti, Alicia, Lindzie, Amanda were always attentive and looking out for the best interest of my daughter and myself. Thank you as well to housekeeping (Shirley), the Kitchen services, etc. On a side note, I also really enjoy and appreciate the soothing and relaxing environment HaysMed OB provides (and channel 22—the healing health channel)
*My nurses were so great—Amanda was very supportive and attentive overnight! All doctors and the anesthesiologists were very clear and communicative. Questions were answered in an easy to understand way and I felt well cared for during the whole experience.
*HaysMed is a wonderful hospital Great doctors and nurses. Abby and Lolly were amazing nurses. They know all the tricks to make a patient comfortable.
*Everyone treated us great and answered all our questions when asked. Great hospital—would recommend to anyone!
*Great nurses and staff! Always kind and helpful!
*Very friendly, caring, and knowledgeable staff. Susie in Pre op was very good to my wife. Dr. Tim Hoskins was also very thorough and answered every question we asked. My wife can’t remember the nurses name in post op top that wrapped her up in warm blankets. Kathy in OB/Recovery was great to us, very attentive and personable. Very good nurse.
*We had a great experience. Thanks. Great staff.
*Kathy was a great nurse! I am very happy to have had her. She was very informative and supportive.
Bone, Joint and Spine
*All of the HaysMed personnel from patient prep to anesthesiology departments were excellent and professional Dr. Cheema and his staff were awesome to deal with and explained step by step what was happening. Thanks to all for my enjoyable stay.
I want to mention the following: Taylor Wade, Kinsey Post, Hannah Dreiling, Dr. Sharma, Rebecca Green Albrecht, Andrea Paul, Joyce Dinges, Misty .
*I had foot surgery with Dr. Cheema. I had the best care from start to finish! The staff rom the time we got there in the morning was so nice. The nurses were very caring. When I got to my room after the surgery the nurses and CAN were so caring. I loved how I could stay there all day and recover after waking up. They never once made me feel like I had to go home before it was ready. I really appreciate that so much. The PT departments was great too! Awesome place.
*My care was excellent from the time I walked into the hospital, pre op, surgery, recovery, bon, Joint Center. Everyone of the nurses they went above and beyond. And the case manager Amy was great also.
*Everyone treated me very kind. Thank you for your help.
Hays, KS (July 7, 2017) HaysMed has reduced the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. This effort, encouraged and recognized by March of Dimes, gives more babies a healthy start in life.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Family Health, March of Dimes and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) have joined together to encourage continued progress towards eliminating early elective deliveries (EED) in Kansas. The collaborative efforts and hard work of hospitals have resulted in a rapid and significant reduction in the statewide EED rate from eight percent in 2013 to two percent in 2015. March of Dimes’ national Hospital Banner Recognition Program is designed to recognize hospitals that have achieved EED rates below five percent.
“We’re proud of our expert team of physicians and nurses who recognized the problem of unnecessary early deliveries and put in place policies to avoid scheduling c-sections or inductions before 39 weeks of pregnancy, except when medically necessary,” said Terry Siek, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care at HaysMed.
“The last weeks of pregnancy are important. Babies aren’t just putting on weight. They are undergoing important development of the brain, lungs and other vital organs,” says Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, March of Dimes Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. “We commend HaysMed for being a champion for babies with their quality improvement effort.”
According to Lisa Brening, MSN, RN, HaysMed OB/NICU Clinical Supervisor there is a general misconception amongst the public that if you are term, your baby must be perfectly ready to be born and handle life on his or her own.
“In reality, we know that this just isn’t true and it is best for mother and baby to allow labor to occur naturally, or at the very least wait until at least 39 weeks to induce or help labor along.” said Brening. “ In our own setting, we have seen our NICU rates drop tremendously, in turn being able to keep more moms and babies together postpartum.”
“This laudable achievement deserves recognition, and KDHE is proud to supply banners at no cost to qualifying hospitals,” said Susan Mosier, KDHE Secretary and State Health Officer.
Babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy are considered premature. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon can face serious health challenges and are at risk for lifelong disabilities including breathing problems, vision loss, cerebral palsy and intellectual delays. In the United State, about 380,000 babies are born too soon each year- that’s 1 in 10.
“March of Dimes knows that Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait,” said Kansas Market Executive Director Kenneth Jackson. “This campaign urges women with a healthy pregnancy to wait for labor to begin on its own, rather than scheduling delivery before 39 weeks,” he added.
March of Dimes offers both professional and consumer education materials about the critical importance of a full-term pregnancy to the health and well-being of babies.
Name: Janell Beilman
Member Since: March 2002
What are your fitness goals for 2017?
My fitness goals for 2017 are to maintain my current weight through a healthy diet, getting daily cardio and to gain strength by building and toning muscle.
What is your weekly workout routine?
An early morning workout seems to work best for me. I am at the gym at least 6 days a week. While I lost most of my weight by focusing strictly on cardio, in the past few months I have been incorporating strength training into my daily routine as well. A balance between both cardio and lifting weights has made my time at the gym even more productive and enjoyable.
What keeps you motivated?
While a number of things have kept me motivated including the support of my husband, Fitbit challenges, my friends on MyFitnessPal, ultimately my biggest motivator is myself. Once I adopted a “no excuse” and “I am in control of my lifestyle” attitude, I began to see results. Those results definitely motivate me to keep going.
Do you have a success story to share?
I reached my weight goal earlier this year and continue to get stronger every day. My overall health has improved and I am a much more positive and confident person than I was when I was 50 pounds heavier.