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CIS to Offer Telemedicine Services in Kinder

On March 1, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) will begin offering telecardiology services at Allen Parish Hospital in Kinder. This is CIS's 8th telecardiology program to date.

These services will allow patients to receive world-class cardiology care without leaving their community. CIS telecardiologists will offer 24/7 coverage for cardiology consults, both in the emergency department and on the department floor. This improved access to care is made possible through the co-management agreement between CIS and Opelousas General Health System.

"CIS telecardiology services allow patients to stay close to home and receive cardiac evaluations that are typically only available at large facilities," explained Dr. David Homan, interventional cardiologist at CIS. "Patients, families, and hospitals all benefit by keeping patients in their communities for their medical care-and telecardiology allows us to accomplish that goal."
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Allen Parish Hospital and Opelousas General Health System Announce Affiliation
Opelousas, LA, July 1, 2017 - Allen Parish Hospital (APH) and Opelousas General Health System (OGHS) are excited to announce the initiation of a collaboration agreement that became effective July 1. This agreement will allow both organizations to come together in an effort to gain economies of scale and share best practices across the healthcare continuum. This collaboration agreement is not a purchase or an acquisition. Each organization's ownership, governance structure and employees will remain the same.

As healthcare moves from payments for volume to more value-based reimbursement, this affiliation will strategically position APH for continued success. The goal of this agreement is to implement a partnership that focuses on providing high quality, coordinated care to the residents of Allen Parish and its' surrounding areas. OGHS will offer resources, technology, clinical protocols, and purchasing power. This alignment with OGHS will allow APH to deliver care more efficiently and cost effectively for patients, which in turn will lead to better patient outcomes, financial stability and long-term viability. Read More.

Allen Parish Hospital Provides High-Quality Imaging and Low Dose Exams with New Toshiba CT System
Patients of Allen Parish Hospital located in Kinder, Louisiana will now have access to safe and comfortable exams with the installation of Toshiba's Aquilion LightningTM CT system. The Aquilion Lightning combines advanced features like a wider bore and cutting-edge dose reduction technology with exceptional image quality to help healthcare providers deliver quality patient care.

"To ensure our patients continue to receive the best possible care without sacrificing the image quality we rely on for fast and accurate imaging, we have bolstered our imaging offerings by installing Toshiba's Aquilion Lightning CT system," stated Jackie Reviel, CEO, APH. "We constantly strive to provide a better patient experience with safer and low-dose exams for all of our facility's imaging needs, and the Aquilion Lightning will help us continue to exceed these goals and meet industry CT dose compliance standards." Read More

Allen Parish Hospital celebrates 1-year anniversary of substance abuse recovery services
A year ago Friday, the Allen Parish Hospital partnered with New Vision, a withdrawal management service, to help patients in need of detox services. New Vision provides the first step to recovery for those struggling with substance abuse... Read More

Allen Parish Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Satisfaction
Allen Parish Hospital today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORCH) for overall excellence in Patient Satisfaction, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation.

Chief Executive Officer, Jackie Reviel, states, "The staff at Allen Parish Hospital are exceptional and go above and beyond for their community daily. They are the reason we were able to receive this award." Read More

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