Wise Regional gears up for Ebola

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

As national attention on Ebola intensifies in the U.S., and additional cases are identified, Wise Regional Health System in Decatur is taking precautions to make sure the hospital's staff is prepared should there be a suspected case.

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Walker named Chief Medical Officer

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Dr. Jon Walker of Bridgeport recently celebrated 25 years of service as a family medicine doctor. Now there's more to laud.

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Hospital board approves acquisitions, appointments

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The staff, board and facilities at Wise Regional Health System all experienced a little growth as a result of Monday night's board meeting.

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Wise Regional performs its first therapeutic plasma exchange; Patient doing well following lifesaving procedure

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Alyssa Yancey

John Foster of Chico was the first patient to receive a therapeutic plasma exchange at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

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Wise Regional hires architect for Fit-N-Wise facility

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise Regional Health System has hired an architect to begin design and engineering work on the new free-standing Fit-N-Wise building to be constructed on the hospital campus off Farm Road 51 South - just north of the current facility.

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Wise Regional to acquire nursing facilities

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise Regional Health System will acquire and operate two nursing facilities in Fort Worth after action at a Monday meeting of the hospital's board of directors.

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Education, not moderation: Assault on diabetes focuses on lifestyle

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014
By Bob Buckel

"Moderation in all things, and all things in moderation." That may be a good philosophy in some ways - but it is not Dr. Brad Faglie's motto.

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‘Home run’; Hospital’s bond sale saves $11.4 million

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise Regional Health System will save almost triple what it expected to save by refinancing its 2004 construction bonds.

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Bond refinance to save hospital $4 million-plus

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise Regional Health System is about to save more than $4 million in interest.

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Wise Regional aims to reduce readmissions

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government places a heavy emphasis on forming alliances to avoid return hospitalizations as a means to improve the quality of patient care and lower Medicare program spending.

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Parkway opening due in early May

Published Saturday, April 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Parkway Surgical and Cardiovascular Hospital - Wise Regional Health System's latest satellite hospital - is expected to begin seeing patients the first week of May.

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Wise Regional earns top marks in ‘patient experience’

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise Regional Health System has been named a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades, a leading resource that helps people search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.

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Wise Regional ranks high in safety survey

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise Regional Health System had top scores among North Texas hospitals in a recent Consumer Reports study on hospital safety.

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Hospital directors get facilities review

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Among the news flashes you hope you never hear from a hospital are "fire," "tornado," "hostage situation," "power failure" and "active shooter."

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Hospital board to meet Monday

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Three days before a grand opening reception at Parkway Surgical & Cardiovascular Hospital, the Decatur Hospital Authority board will approve contracts to equip and operate the imaging center near the hospital at Interstate Highway 35 and North Tarrant Parkway in Fort Worth.

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Wise Regional earns renewal of Chest Pain Center accreditation

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) has renewed Wise Regional Health System's accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) it was announced this week.

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Keeping cool at crunch time; Exercise system puts cowboys, cardiac patients in motion

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Brandon Evans

What do astronauts, professional rodeo cowboys and heart patients have in common? All have been using the Vasper system - possibly the next big thing in exercise, performance training and rehabilitation.

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Parkway hospital to open in mid-April

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It looks like Wise Regional Health System will open its new Parkway Surgical Hospital around mid-April.

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McQuiston elected United Way president

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Roy J. Eaton

Mike McQuiston, human resources director for Wise Regional Health System, was elected president of the Wise County United Way at the organization's annual meeting at the Decatur Civic Center Thursday.

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Electronic medical records up and running

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Doctors at Wise Regional Health System are posting an average of 1,800 orders per day electronically, using the new electronic medical records system installed over the past year.

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