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Causes: General Hospitals, Health

Mission: To provide quality health care services in a healing and spiritual environment

Programs: During the fiscal year salina regional health center, inc. Discharged 9,738 inpatients resulting in 43,338 patient days, treated outpatients in 230,561 visits and generated 231 million in net patient service revenue. The amount of uncompensated care given during the fiscal year was $32 million, in which $8 million was charity care deductions and $24 million was bad debt write offs. Orthopedic surgeryto fill the growing need for orthopedic care, salina regional health center opened salina regional orthopedic clinic. The clinic is headed by timothy hawkes, do. Salina regional orthopedic clinic is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary orthopedic team and practice - providing services from emergency room care and follow-up, diagnosis and treatment to post-operative care and rehab, physical therapy and sports medicine. An athletic trainer is on staff for both patients and area schools. At salina regional orthopedic clinic, patients are fully educated about their conditions and treatment options, because the more patients know, the more vested they'll be in their rehabilitation. Because salina regional orthopedic clinic is a vital part of salina regional health center, every asset of the hospital is immediately available to ortho patients. Vcarevcare is a tool that makes it possible for physicians to use computers and video communication in order to provide virtual consultations. These virtual consultations occur in real time and allow both provider and patient to participate in a visit remotely that is just as private as an in-person appointment. This connection has granted rural hospitals and patients access to specialty care, eliminating the costs and time associated with traveling to receive care and reducing the amount of time for patients to miss work or school. Diagnostic or screening tests that are ordered by the physician can be done at the patient's local hospital if the test is offered. Primary stroke center certificationsalina regional health center has been awarded primary stroke center certification by the healthcare facilities accreditation program. The certification comes as validation of the hospital's efforts to enhance stroke care in the region. Salina regional first began working towards primary stroke center certification in 2015 and went live with a dedicated stroke response team in april 2016 that responds to cases in the emergency department whenever stroke is suspected. Emergency responders can activate the team and have it ready to receive patients the moment they arrive at salina regional health center. Members of the team include emergency room physicians, nurses, radiology staff, pharmacists and lab personnel who all have received specialized training to provide stroke care. Pediatric neurologysalina regional health center began offering pediatric neurology services with the arrival of britton zuccarelli, m. D. , a pediatric neurologist at salina pediatric care. She specializes in evaluating children, birth through 22 years of age, suspected of neurological anomalies and treats a wide range of conditions. Neurological disorders can include headaches, seizures, developmental delay, autism, adhd, tremor and more. Dr. Zuccarelli provides treatment options and medications for patients, as well as alternative remedies for neurological disorders that involve botox injection, acupuncture and nerve blocks. Previously, children from the region had to travel as far away as kansas city to seek care from a pediatric neurologist, where the average wait time for appointments was six to nine months. Now salina offers pediatric neurology services, saving many families long waits for appointments and travel time. New building for comcareaging populations are increasing the demand for primary care physicians across the country and by 2019 the number of seniors age 65 and older is expected to grow by 20 percent in north central kansas. These factors and more played a heavy role in salina regional health center's decision to construct a $10 million medical office building on south ohio street in salina to be a new home for comcare family physicians and staff. The three story building can accommodate up to 17 family physician practices with comprehensive lab, imaging and ancillary support services on site. Modern amenities, spacious lobbies and increased comfort and convenience are common first impressions patients experience as they walk in for their first doctor's appointment at comcare's new location on south ohio street in salina. The new three-story facility offers 47,672 square feet of space - a more than 20,000 feet increase over the old elm street location. The added space, some of which is still unfinished affords room for future growth and the ability to accommodate and recruit up to eight additional family medicine physicians. New robotic technology allows greater use for complex surgeries. Salina regional health center has implemented the latest da vinci robotic surgical system, which offers broader capabilities to perform more complex minimally invasive surgeries. With longer instrument shafts, smaller, thinner arms and newly designed instrument joints, the new da vinci xi system allows surgeons to operate in multiple quadrants of the abdomen making it more suitable for complex general, urologic and gynecologic surgeries. Salina regional first started offering robot assisted surgery in 2009 with the da vinci si system. Once implemented it quickly became a preferred means for hysterectomy, prostatectomy and other urologic surgeries and some minor general surgeries. Along with the new architecture of the xi system a firefly fluorescence imaging vision system and vessel sealer and stapler instruments are included with the technology. The firefly imaging system uses a special video camera and glowing dye to view blood flow in vessels and profusion of tissue or bile moving through ducts to more accurately identify anatomical function. The vessel sealer and stapler instruments afford delicate cutting and sealing of vessels and staple placement during a procedure. As an addition to the technology salina regional also acquired an integrated motion table that repositions patients in coordination with the robotic movements directed by the surgeon to facilitate greater anatomical access during surgery.

salina regional health center, inc. And its auxiliary provide grants to further the activities of the community health improvement program (chip) at the salina regional health foundation. Additionally, srhc invested in its community through a donation to the greater salina community foundation.

salina regional health center, inc. , provides scholarships to students attending nursing school.

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