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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
ProMedica and Cleveland Clinic have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a health system affiliation that will better position both organizations to anticipate and proactively respond to the evolving healthcare landscape.
As a result of this relationship, Cleveland Clinic and ProMedica will work together to create a clinically aligned network that will provide high quality, cost effective and technologically advanced clinical services in a framework of comprehensive population management.
"Through this affiliation, ProMedica and Cleveland Clinic will collaborate to address current and emerging national issues in healthcare while maintaining their caring missions to their local communities," said Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE, president and CEO of ProMedica. "Who better to transform healthcare than healthcare? This alliance represents an inside-out approach to healthcare transformation."
Initial opportunities for collaboration include: the Cleveland Clinic's Quality Alliance, shared services, clinical and operational standardization, supply chain efficiencies, as well as patient access and information technology.
As the two organizations move forward with their health system affiliation, groundwork will be laid for further integration in the future.
"In this transformational time in healthcare, a new level of collaboration is required and health systems are integrating in unique ways," said Toby M. Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. "This affiliation will allow Cleveland Clinic and ProMedica to work together to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and drive quality and value to patients."
The formal health system affiliation between the two organizations is a natural evolution of the Innovation Alliance ProMedica and Cleveland Clinic formed last year to help develop and commercialize medical innovation.
Nationally, healthcare organizations are moving from a hospital-centric model to a more population-centric model. What that means is: Organizations are looking for new and innovative ways to collaborate to provide access to coordinated care across large populations; health systems will network to increase standardization of care and reduce care variation; and for these organizations, there will be increased focus on providing care at the right place, the right time and at reduced cost.
"Increasingly, healthcare organizations from across larger geographic regions will network to improve care in local communities, as well as for broader populations," said Stephen H. Staelin, chairman of the ProMedica Board of Trustees. "What's being expected are new, sophisticated capabilities to deliver value-based care. We can build these capabilities together, along with economies of scale and skill."
The first step in the health system affiliation is the establishment of an Affiliation Steering Committee to be co-chaired by representatives from Cleveland Clinic and ProMedica, with equal representation from both parties. The steering committee will be responsible for oversight, guidance, and development of the relationship.
"This is an important step in the new healthcare realm, which will integrate Cleveland Clinic and ProMedica in deeper ways to enhance healthcare delivery and strengthen our ability to jointly explore additional clinical and functional collaborations," said Robert E. Rich, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Directors.