Report Rates CRMC High for QI
In a report issued by the New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP), Cortland Regional Medical Center received high marks for its efforts to reduce hospital acquired infections and preventable readmissions The NYSPFP is part of a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to advance the goals of better health, better care, and lower costs. CMS has established national goals of reducing hospital acquired infections by 40%, and reducing preventable readmissions by 20%. Read on...
Let's Talk Derby! 104th Annual Charity Ball
A tradition for the past 104 years, the Charity Ball promises to be a fun filled evening. The gala is planned and hosted by CRMC Hospital Aid, a volunteer group focused on providing support to Maternity, Nursery, and Pediatrics.
This year's theme is "Let's Talk Derby: Kentucky Derby Gala" takes place Saturday May 4 at the Cortland Country Club. Read on to learn how you can join the fun and support a great cause!
Brian Mitteer Announces Retirement
President/CEO Brian Mitteer has announced his retirement from CRMC effective May 26, 2013.
New Saturday Digital Mammography Service
Cortland Regional Medical Center announces an added convenience for women in need of mammograms: Saturday morning hours. Beginning Saturday March 3, patients can have routine screening mammograms performed from 8:00 – Noon in the medical center Imaging Department. This service will be available the first and third Saturday of each month.
According to Karen Haier, Manager of Imaging Services, the decision to extend digital mammography hours to the weekend was the result of an internal review and patient requests.
“We have added these hours as a convenience to outpatients, with their needs and schedules in mind.” noted Haier. “Digital mammograms performed on Saturdays will be evaluated and interpreted by the radiologist the following Monday morning. Any additional necessary imaging tests, or incomplete or abnormal findings, will be communicated to the ordering doctor on Monday as well.”
Patients must schedule their Saturday morning digital mammogram in advance through the Imaging Department and have a doctor’s order. Please call 756-3794 to schedule an appointment.
CRMC Introduces Cancer Care Network
Cancer patients and their families now have assistance in guiding them through the continuum of care. A key component of the Cancer Care Network is the Cancer Nurse Navigator. Our Cancer Nurse Navigator is Kelly Hirsch, RN, PNP-BC, FNP, MSN. In her role Kelly serves as an advocate for the patient, intepreter and educator for cancer patients and their families, and liasion between patients, their caregivers, and service providers. To find out more about the Cancer Care Network, please contact Kelly Hirsch (607)428-5500 or email@example.com. You can also download a Cancer Care Network brochure.