Hospital Medicine

How Beebe sends you home happy, healthy by reducing hospital acquired infections

Submitted by Marcy Jack, JD, BSN, CPHRM, CPHQ

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement and zero patient harm, Beebe Healthcare has taken a number of steps to reduce hospital acquired infections – infections patients can get from their care in the hospital – to keep our patients safe. Beebe has worked tirelessly to implement steps to...
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Beebe Working to Provide the Highest Quality Care As You Get Older

Submitted by Marcy Jack, JD, BSN, CPHRM, CPHQ

Beebe recently received the highest available rating from the American College of Surgeons through the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) for surgical outcomes for patients over the age of 65. This rating is awarded to hospitals who provide exemplary care before, during, and...
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5 Ways to Keep Track and Know Your Medications

Submitted by Lisa L. Deal, PharmD, FASHP, BCPS, BSN, RN, is Director of Pharmacy Services at SUN Behavioral Health and Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialist at Beebe Medical Center.

As new medicines develop to help you live a healthy life, it’s vital to keep track of medications. In the United States, 82% of adults take one medication and 29% take five or more medications. While this increase in medication use is more than likely related to the increased amount of medications...
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Why Knowing About Sepsis Could Save Your Life

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD

As an emergency room physician, I understand the importance of a knowledgeable staff. At Beebe we work with our teams so that everyone receives ongoing education. This education often allows us to intuitively create work groups, new policies and procedures, and improve the care we provide to...
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Studies show pets aid in stress relief, healing

Submitted by Lee Halloran, Manager, Volunteer Services

Studies have shown that interaction with dogs and other domestic animals has significant benefits. Three years ago, Beebe Healthcare started its Pet Therapy program to connect patients, visitors, and employees with trained dogs and handlers. This program reduces stress both physically and mentally...
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Your Hospitalist Will See You Now

Submitted by Julie Holmon, MD

As the state of healthcare continues to evolve, a trend toward hospitalist medicine is becoming the standard of care. Beebe is one of many hospitals using hospitalists to care for patients in the hospital. Hospitalists at Beebe Healthcare are physicians who are board certified in internal medicine...
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