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”.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

JCH Foundation Awards Medical Education Scholarships

Pictured Left to Right:Jordyn Hoesman, Olivia Nairn, Kara Tepen, Zach Tepen, Collin Walter
The Jersey Community Hospital Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, has awarded nine
Medical Education Scholarships to local students for the 2016/2017 school year.  These hard-working students live in the tri-county communities of Jersey, Greene or Calhoun County and have been accepted into their chosen field of medical study as full-time students. 

The JCH Foundation held an open house for the 2016 recipients of the Foundation’s Medical Education Scholarship on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  The recipients include:
·         Alex Bertman, a Jersey Community High School graduate, seeking a degree in Physical Therapy from Maryville University
·         Jordyn Hoesman, a North Greene High School graduate, seeking a degree in Speech Pathology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
·         Laura Kirbach, a Jersey Community High School graduate, seeking a degree in Nursing from Chamberlin College of Nursing
·         Olivia Nairn, a Jersey Community High School graduate, seeking a Nursing degree from Illinois State University
·         Kara Tepen, a Carrollton High School graduate, seeking a degree in Physical Therapy from Maryville University
·         Margaret Tepen, a Jersey Community High School graduate, seeking a degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University
·         Zach Tepen, a Carrollton High School graduate, seeking a degree as a Physician Assistant from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
·         Abigail Tonsor, a Jerseyville Community High School graduate, seeking a Nursing degree from Quincy University
·         Collin Walter, a Southwestern High School graduate, seeking a Pre-Med degree from Illinois College.

The JCH Foundation’s Medical Education Scholarship program began in the late 1990’s after the estates of Cleon and Beulah Palmer and of Robert and Dorothy Gledhill were left to Jersey Community Hospital to create the scholarship program.  Additional funds for the Scholarship program have been raised over the years by donations received at the annual Golf Tournament. 

Since the bequests to JCH, 132 students have been awarded the JCH Foundation’s Medical Education Scholarship.  Over $237,000 has been distributed to students from the local community through this program with an incentive for the students to return to the tri-county community to use their medical education.

This year’s Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 16th at Spencer T. Olin’s Golf Course.  The much-anticipated event begins with a barbeque lunch on the pavilion, golfer’s gift bag, cold beverages on the course throughout the day, golfing contests, a Margaritaville stop, Poker Run on the green, and a fun post-tournament evening reception.  Please call the JCH Foundation at (618) 498.8392 to register to play, to sponsor a hole, or for further information on the charity event.  If you would like to make a donation directly to the Jersey Community Hospital Foundation scholarship program, please visit www.jch.org/donate


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

JCH Hires New Health Information Management Director


Jersey Community Hospital recently hired Callie Shaver as the new director of Health Information Management Director. Shaver is a Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), and is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) through Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She has worked in Health Information Management (HIM) for 19 years and began her career as a coder along with many other positions within the medical records department.  For the past 9 years, Callie has held various director positions.

Callie enjoys working in HIM, particularly since the implementation of the electronic health record.  Shaver commented that “no two days are ever the same, and working on patient safety, quality and compliance are a must in everything done in HIM. The functions of the HIM department are essential and affect so many people in our community by completing and safeguarding their personal health records every day.”

Callie resides in Smithton, IL. She has two grown children and one four year old grandson, who Callie describes as “the apple of my eye.”  In her free time, she loves to play outside with her grandson and enjoys boating on the weekends with friends and family. Another of Callie’s hobbies is her affection for fast cars and enjoys cleaning and detailing her two supercharged cars every chance she gets.