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MEDS’ Client St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Invests in New Decontamination Shower Shelter

April 20th, 2015

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL, which MEDS has served since 1987, has purchased a new decontamination shower shelter, which can be inflated and ready to use in just over four minutes. This shelter is the most advanced type of decontamination equipment available today, making the hospital and its emergency team ready for any type of hazardous chemical event.

Kevin Scheibe, EMS/emergency management coordinator for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, told the Belleville News-Democrat, “As a region leader in emergency preparedness, St. Elizabeth’s is pleased to provide this crucial emergency equipment. Having this advanced resource allows our community to be confident in knowing that St. Elizabeth’s will be ready to deploy and serve their needs in any decontamination or mass casualty event that arises in our area.”

“St. Elizabeth’s Hospital serves a region that includes both rural farms and industrial areas, where hazardous events could occur,” said Len Glover, DO, FACEP, president and chief medical officer of MEDS. “We’re pleased to work with such a forward-thinking and well-prepared organization when it comes to emergency response and emergency medicine.”

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is one of MEDS longest-term clients; its emergency department is currently staffed and managed by the Infinity-MEDS partnership. For more information about the decontamination shower shelter, read the full Belleville News-Democrat story here.)

About MEDS

MEDS, based in O’Fallon, Illinois, provides staffing and management solutions that improve hospital department performance. For more than 30 years, MEDS has worked with hospitals to provide high-quality health care and effective management solutions for emergency departments and hospitalist medicine that reflect MEDS’ commitment to superior service, responsiveness, accountability, and providing a stable workforce of the best and the brightest emergency physicians. For more information, visit www.er-meds.com.

MEDS’ Client St. Joseph’s Hospital Named One of 100 Top Hospitals

April 13th, 2015

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, IL, which MEDS has served since 1987, has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

St. Joseph’s Hospital also received Truven’s Everest Award, which honors the top 14 hospitals nationwide that achieved the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years. (See the full news release from St. Joseph’s Hospital here.)

“Congratulations to St. Joseph’s Hospital, one of our long-term clients whose emergency department is currently staffed and managed by our Infinity-MEDS partnership,” said Len Glover, DO, FACEP, president and chief medical officer of MEDS. “The team at St. Joseph’s Hospital does an outstanding job of balancing high quality care with smart operations management, and we’re pleased to see them recognized by such a prestigious award.”

According to the Truven Health Analytics study, if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • 126,471 additional lives could be saved
  • 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average

More information on this study is available at 100tophospitals.com.

About MEDS

MEDS, based in O’Fallon, Illinois, provides staffing and management solutions that improve hospital department performance. For more than 30 years, MEDS has worked with hospitals to provide high-quality health care and effective management solutions for emergency departments and hospitalist medicine that reflect MEDS’ commitment to superior service, responsiveness, accountability, and providing a stable workforce of the best and the brightest emergency physicians. For more information, visit www.er-meds.com.