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  • Health Business Report Gains from Going Employee-Owned August 16, 2017 - Original Article: The Lund Report ( https://www.thelundreport.org/content/health-business-report-gains-going-employee-owned ) Employee ownership may seem like a strange model for the healthcare industry, but a small number of companies have made the switch - and they say it’s helping to improve their recruitment and retention. EmpRes, based in Vancouver, Washington, and focused on home health, hospice and personal care Continue Reading
  • Hospitals hope Trump’s pause of a Medicare reimbursement cut will become permanent August 16, 2017 - Original Article: Modern Healthcare (  http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170809/NEWS/170809879 ) Long-term care hospitals around the country are hopeful the Trump administration will permanently abolish a proposed policy that would dramatically reduce their Medicare reimbursement. The Trump administration said Aug. 2 that it will freeze the so-called 25% rule that dings Medicare reimbursement rates for hospitals for one year while it assesses whether the Continue Reading
  • #TeamAcuity – From One Employee Owner to Another – Thank You for All You Do! July 27, 2017 - I am often asked by friends that also work in accounting why I continue to work in the AP department? My answer is always the same, I believe what we do in AP is important; it takes money to make money. AP makes sure our vendors are paid on time to avoid interruption of the Continue Reading
  • #TeamAcuity: The Day I Spent on the Floor July 17, 2017 - When I was in my early teens, I decided to become a candy striper, a volunteer at a local community hospital, to see if I was cut out to be a nurse. I was considering several different career paths, and I was excited explore a career in nursing. Beforehand, I pictured what a day in Continue Reading
  • Transitions of Care-Medication Safety June 27, 2017 - When we are faced with the troubles of illness and hospitalizations it becomes harder for us and our family members to keep track of what medications we are supposed to be taking. There are many ways to help keep track of the changes to our medication regimen and ways to reduce the risk of having Continue Reading
  • Why Acuity Gives More – An Employee Owner’s Perspective June 20, 2017 - The right thing for the right reason, that when put into play promotes the accomplishment of a common goal. Acuity Specialty Hospital was started with that moral compass as the guide to our team. A team that was built for our community, our valley and our family to be more than just a name and a Continue Reading
  • #Acuity Success Story: They Kept Me Alive… June 14, 2017 - As Mr. William “Bill” Allen began his day on July 5th, he had no idea how his life would be forever changed in an instant.  It was an average day; but, it included an appointment for an outpatient radiology visit.  He walked through the entrance ready for a good report and when he suddenly fell. Continue Reading
  • Pay Attention to the Signs June 6, 2017 - Have you ever wondered about the meaning of all those signs that you see at the doorway when you come to visit a friend or family member in the hospital? Believe it or not, they are put up to protect you, the person you are visiting, the staff providing care and other patients.  A tall Continue Reading
  • #AcuitySuccessStory: Elizabeth Jones, A Three Year Journey with Her Childhood Sweetheart by Her Side Every Step of the Way June 1, 2017 - Elizabeth Jones was in high school when she met her sweetheart, Willie. They dated for a few months then lost contact with each other for 20 years. Then, sometime later, she was able to reconnect with him on Facebook and they started to renew their relationship. Elizabeth said she was the one who proposed to Continue Reading
  • #TeamAcuity: Why I Became A Nurse by Leah Gross May 12, 2017 - My name is Leah Gross and when I was growing up I watched my mother who had been a nurse for years as she polished her shoes daily and washed her nursing cap. I still remember she was always preparing for work. I can still see that nursing cap in my mind laying on a Continue Reading