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Rural Partners in Medicine

Month: February 2019

Welcome Dr. Ken McCalla!

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RPM would like to welcome Dr. Ken McCalla, a board-certified Urologist. He grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, and attended the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, where he earned his undergraduate degree. Dr. McCalla completed his medical degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, and finished his internship and residency at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. For over 20 years, he has been serving outpatient communities in Nebraska. Today, Dr. McCalla is visiting Cambridge, Lexington, and Valentine, NE twice a month.

Dr. Schopp Visiting Hugo, CO!

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Dr. Jeffrey Schopp, Orthopedic Surgeon has joined the specialty clinic lineup at Lincoln County Hospital (LCH) in Hugo, CO. A native of central Illinois, he enjoys practicing as a general orthopod in a rural community. With patients ranging from young children to the older adult population, his experience offers a wide variety of procedures from the simple to the more complex.

Dr. Schopp will visit LCH every other Friday. To request an appointment, please call 719-743-2718!

Photo: Lincoln Community Hospital

Hospital Opens Bar = Solving Healthcare Problems

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Northrop University Hospital in New York recently opened a bar in their lobby. The CFO, Tipsy Buzzington, said, “The establishment welcomes employees, patients, families, and everyone who feels like a drink when they step out of the hospital, which is EVERYBODY.” Buzzington continues, “Look, Medicaid pays $18 dollars for a heart cath.  We can’t keep the lights on with that, but check out our Code Mellow or Bacardiac Spasm, delicious party bowls of spirits and tropical juices!  We charge $34 for each.  See that table of three ICU nurses? They’re on their fifth!  Cha-ching!”

Buzzington goes on to share while the initial idea was purely financial, additional bar benefits became apparent immediately.  Employee morale has skyrocketed and sick days are taken less frequently. Patient mortality has dipped and patient satisfaction has never been higher.

What are your thoughts on this idea?

Read the entire article published by Gomer Blog here: Hospital Opens Bar, All Healthcare Problems Solved.