Sunrise’s Own Linda Ivers Recognized for Impacting the Lives of Cancer Survivors in Southern Nevada!
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is pleased to announce that it is the first hospital in the nation to successfully integrate its electronic medical record software, Meditech, with Walgreens Pharmacy to offer bedside delivery of discharge medications to adult patients.
“By delivering medications to the bedside, we are proactively educating our patients about how to best care for themselves when they leave the hospital,” said Todd Sklamberg, Chief Executive Hospital of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. “The care that takes place after a patient leaves the hospital is essential to the healing process.”
Typically, a patient or loved one would have to stop at their neighborhood pharmacy on the way home from the hospital to pick up their discharge medications. Bedside delivery promotes medication compliance and aides in decreasing the number of patients readmitted to the hospital.
This new program allows Sunrise Hospital and Walgreens Pharmacy the opportunity to improve medication awareness and patient outcomes. Bedside delivery enhances the patient’s overall hospital experience and can ease the transition to home. A Walgreens Pharmacist reviews all medications and a Pharmacy Staff Member delivers the medication to the bedside.
The following are just some of the benefits of the new bedside delivery program:
- Delivery within one hour of receiving discharge scripts
- Security sealed bags with the patient’s specific information
- Follow-up calls on all patients who utilize the service within 48 hours
- Professional and fast service
American Cancer Society, Sunrise Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Gather to Celebrate Patient Navigator Program
Who: Patients who have used the Patient Navigator program at Sunrise over the past year; Linda Ivers, ACS Patient Navigator at Sunrise; American Cancer Society District Executive Director Juliana Pisani; Sunrise CEO Todd Sklamberg; and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada President Mike Murphy.
What: The American Cancer Society Patient Navigator program at Sunrise was made possible by a $100,000 grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s corporate foundation to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society launched the Patient Navigator program in 2005 in collaboration with community-based hospitals and cancer centers to help newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers, whether locating a wig for a chemotherapy patient, connecting them with a support group or arranging financial counseling.
The American Cancer Society’s Patient Navigator Program creates one-on-one relationships between newly diagnosed patients and trained patient navigators, who provide information, support and personal guidance throughout a cancer experience. The service is free and confidential, and places an emphasis on assisting medically underserved populations.
When/Where: Friday, March 22, 2013
Sunrise Hospital Auditorium (first floor)
3186 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Audio/Visuals: Imagine learning that you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer – how do you prepare for the emotional, psychological and financial challenges ahead, let alone figure out the best treatment options? Hear firsthand accounts of patients who have used the Patient Navigator program in their cancer experience. In addition, hear from Sunrise and Anthem executives about their passion for the program.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center will host two FREE Physician Dinner Lectures next week:
Robotic Solutions for Gynecologic Surgery with Dr. Kord Strebel
Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness with Dr. Ovunc Bardakcioglu and Dr. Ghulam Kashef
Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Both lectures will take place in the Sunrise Hospital Auditorium (first floor)
3186 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The da Vinci Si Surgical Robot will be on display at both events. You can test the robot out for yourself, and get to know our talented and compassionate surgical team. A light dinner will be served. Registration for this class is required. To register, please call (702) 233-5454.
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