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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Community Health Clinic begins extended hours

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Brian Knox

Wise County now has a new after-hours health care provider.

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Extending its footprint: Wise Regional’s Parkway hospital nears opening on I-35 in Fort Worth

Published Saturday, February 1, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The announcement was made in August 2012, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held that fall.

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Speed saves: Medical app gets first test on New Year’s Day

Published Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

If you have a heart attack, it won't be a fast ambulance, a big hospital or high-tech gadgets that save your life. It will be people.

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Top Stories of 2013 #2: Bridgeport hospital saga continues

Published Saturday, December 28, 2013
By Messenger Staff

The sale of the Bridgeport hospital to Wise Regional Health System concluded in 2013, but the story began years earlier. And at year's end, it was still unfolding.

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Gift from the heart: Couple journeys from Grenada to Decatur for cardiac implant

Gift from the heart: Couple journeys from Grenada to Decatur for  cardiac implant

Published Saturday, December 21, 2013
By Bob Buckel

At about 1:45 Wednesday afternoon, Rennie Matthews' heart stopped.

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Wise Regional Health System looking for better financial news

Published Saturday, December 21, 2013
By Messenger Staff

As 2013 draws to an end, Wise Regional Health System has several things going on that should improve the hospital's financial fortunes in 2014.

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Inpatient services to be suspended at Bridgeport

Inpatient services to be suspended at Bridgeport

Published Saturday, November 30, 2013
By Messenger Staff

Wise Regional Health System will suspend inpatient services at its Bridgeport campus effective Dec. 1.

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Budget projections top $195 million for 2014

Published Saturday, November 30, 2013
By Bob Buckel

At its meeting Monday night, the Wise Regional Health System board of directors approved a budget of nearly $196 million for 2014.

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