September, 2015 | GME: New Program Development
Sheikh-Mohamed was one of 16 residents in the inaugural class at Ocala Regional Medical Center on Monday evening who took place in the white coat ceremony. The ceremony marks the moment that residents are first given the signature white coat that distinguishes physicians from other health care professionals. The residency program is also part of ORMC’s overall growth strategy. In September a new ICU will open, with renovations to the operating room and catheterization laboratory planned for later in the year.
July, 2015 | Health Access: Grant Writing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that Recovery Resources, Care Alliance Health Center, and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio will receive a $4 million grant over the next five years to implement evidence-based interventions designed to impact HIV prevention by reducing high-risk behaviors among young African American males.
July, 2013 | Graduate Medical Education: New Program Development
To become a teaching hospital, Lafayette General expanded services and spent $2 million on contracts with 65 private physicians, said David Callecod, president and chief executive officer of Lafayette General.The contracted physicians will serve as LSU Health Sciences Center faculty to supervise the training of residents, Callecod said. Based on the recommendation of a consulting firm, Germane Solutions, the hospital started a new surgical hospitalist program, Callecod said. Such programs are recognized in graduate medical education as a best practice, he added.
A Washington Township consulting firm has bought a division of a Texas company. Germane Solutions, a 30-employee consulting firm at 10552 Success Lane, has acquired the health access division of Collaborative Research LLC, a consulting firm based in San Antonio, Texas, with several offices around the country. Germane, which offers graduate medical education consulting, says the deal will allow it to expand its market reach. The health access division of Collaborative Research specializes in setting up federally qualified health centers or FQHCs.
A local medical consulting firm is moving ahead at full speed after re-positioning last year. Germane Solutions, a 30-employee consulting firm, has begun hiring to continue its growth, with three recent hires and another three planned in the next few months, in addition to seeking several interns from local schools. The group has seen a growth in its graduate medical education consulting business, as hospitals around the country look for qualified physicians. It’s also expanded its customer base and now serves 40 hospitals around the country developing residency programs.
A medical consultation firm is moving into a larger space with more growth on the horizon. Germane Solutions, which focuses on graduate medical education, has been boosting its staff and adding several large hospital systems around the country as clients. James Brown, its new president, said the economic climate and the company’s recent successes should help propel it more, which could lead to more hiring.
April, 2015 | Written by Matt Boll, Manager
Teaching hospitals and FQHCs can partner to alleviate community healthcare provider shortages and reduce training costs.
Innovative healthcare leaders sometimes need to make unorthodox connections. Such is the case with a partnership that some organizations have been part of since the 1970s—a connection between teaching hospitals and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) that offers financial advantages to both.