Hospital Highlights: 2012
The following are some highlights from ACH in 2012:
Charity Ball -- In February, the Alliance Community Hospital Foundation held its first Charity Ball and Auction since 2008. The event was a sell-out, with more than 200 in attendance. More than $80,000 was raised, which will be used for the purchase of new telemetry monitors that will help keep constant watch over ACH's most critical patients.
ACMF Family Physicians -- In the spring, the Alliance Community Medical Foundation Family Practice moved to its new location in the hospital Professional Office Building. In addition to Dr. Ian Suzelis, Dr. Kelly Tomasic and Dr. Jennifer Pavelko, the foundation welcomed Dr. Duane Kuentz and Dr. Mary Pavlica to the practice.
Therapy Suite -- Early in 2012, ACH relocated all outpatient therapy services to the plaza located just off Union Avenue next to the Wound Care Center. The new state-of-the-art facility offers patients updated equipment, more space for treatment and easier access. The orthopedic offices of Dr. David Mungo and Dr. Michael Necci were also moved to the plaza.
Endoscopes -- The Alliance Community Hospital Foundation recently purchased 14 high-definition endoscopes to be used for procedures done at the Center for Digestive Health/Pain Management. The $275,000 investment was made in efforts to stay on the leading edge of technology and provide endoscopy patients the very best level of care.
Wound Care -- Alliance Community Hospital's Wound Care Center was accepted by the National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Center to participate in a study being done on patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury. They are evaluating possible participants for the study, which will include hyperbaric oxygen treatments done at the Wound Care facility.
New Physicians -- In 2012, ACH welcomed two new doctors to the staff. Dr. Kurt Mueller joined the staff in the Emergency Department, and Dr. Magaly Lopez joined Family Care Urgent Care Center in Louisville.
Bond Status -- Standard & Poor's rating services affirmed ACH's bond rating with a stable outlook. This rating reflects ACH's improved operating performance through 2012, highlighted by a gain in operations, adequate cash on hand, a strong market share and a low average age of the facility.