Monday, October 24, 2016

Recent Additions to the Jersey Community Hospital Board of Directors

Jersey Community Hospital recently welcomed two new members to the Board of Directors,
Zach Crawford and Therese Macias.

Zach Crawford is a lifelong resident of Jersey County, graduating from Jersey Community High School in 2009.  After graduating from high school, Zach went on to obtain his Associates of Applied Science at Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  Zach has been employed at Crawford Funeral Home since his graduation.
Professionally, Therese Macias is currently the Public Health Administrator at the Jersey County Health Department.  Therese holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing as well as a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration and has held numerous nursing positions before entering into administration. Therese, also a longtime resident of Jersey County, has been married nearly 41 years to Andy Macias.  The couple has three children and thirteen grandchildren. Therese enjoys singing at her church.
Jersey Community Hospital would like to welcome Zach and Therese and thank them for their continued service to the Jersey County community.

Other Board of Directors at Jersey Community Hospital are Bill Strang, Bill Rice, Barb VanWalleghen, Mary Kirbach, Joe Soer, Randy Newberry and Dean Heneghan.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

JCH Hires New Information Technology Director

Jersey Community Hospital (JCH) recently hired Shane Winters as the new director of Information Technology. Winters comes to Jersey Community Hospital from St. Louis University where he was Manager of Server and Storage Operations.  He was responsible for the strategic and architectural direction of all enterprise information systems ensuring continued compliance for the University’s server systems in governmental regulations and for the daily operations of the University’s academic and clinical systems.
Shane has over 20 years of Information Technology experience staring with Karmak in Carlinville, IL where he traveled North America rolling out their business systems to various trucking companies.  He then worked for Smurfit-Stone where he moved up the ranks from deploying desktops, tier 3 server support to automating the build and patching process for all servers traveling throughout North America.

“Technology is so vital in the healthcare industry and I am excited to bring my expertise to JCH” stated Winters.  “This is a great opportunity, I am anxious to enhance the technological capabilities for the physicians, staff and patients.”

Shane has been a lifelong resident of Jerseyville where he married his high school sweetheart Andrea (Hill) Winters.  Shane and Andrea have three children Hayden, Brooklyn, and Davis.  In his spare time, Shane likes to attend his children’s sporting events as well as assisting on the family farm, hunting, fishing and golfing.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Jersey Community Hospital is recognized for Healthcare Quality ACHIEVING THE SAFECARE Group®

Jersey Community Hospital is recognized for Healthcare Quality ACHIEVING THE SAFECARE Group®
2015-2016 100 SAFECARE HOSPITALS® under 100 beds.

100 SafeCare Hospitals® represent the nation’s top performing hospitals in 40 evidence-based metrics of the Affordable Care Act. The selection was based upon superior hospital performance with HCAHPS, Core Measures, 30-Day Mortality rates, 30-Day Readmissions, Complications Rates in Medical and Surgical Care, Medical and Surgical Infections.

About 100 SafeCare Hospitals®
To produce a meaningful ranking of US hospitals, The SafeCare Group® looked to the Affordable Care Act for guidance of an evidence-based framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® rankings. The distinguished medical and legal experts who designed, developed, and implemented the Affordable Care Act believed that a listing of hospitals in the areas of Hospital Value Based Program (HVBP), Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), and Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP) would promote strong incentives to improve care. The SafeCare Group adopted this framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® methodology, as it represented evidence-based metrics in the areas of “Quality of Care”, “Patient Safety”, and “Efficiency of Care”.