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  • Acuity Success Story: John Davidson: 79 nine days in three different hospitals October 17, 2017 - After spending 79 days in the hospital, John Davidson of Wheeling, West Virginia, is happy he can walk and cut his own grass again. John, a former patient of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley, was admitted to the Belmont Campus after experiencing complications from a prior surgery causing a bowel obstruction and respiratory failure, Continue Reading
  • #AcuitySuccessStory: Patricia Weese, A Medical Miracle September 8, 2017 -  On March 24, 2017 Patricia Weese’s life changed forever when she suffered a major heart attack. Pat is one of those people that always makes you smile. She has had a rough life. She has survived breast cancer and multiple car accidents that broke her back and kept her from living her dream of becoming Continue Reading
  • #TeamAcuity – David Kozusnik from Respiratory Therapist to Clinical Liaison, Providing patients and families a smooth transition when coming to Acuity August 22, 2017 - I have been employed with Acuity Specialty Hospital since February 2010, initially as respiratory therapist. In February of 2016, I started my position as a clinical liaison. My six years of experience working with patients, physicians, and staff helps me today when questions arise from families prior to admitting to our facilities. I have a Continue Reading
  • 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