Mammogram Scheduling Simplified; Operational Excellence Team Launches; MIGS CME Survey

Premier Pulse     April 2019

Scalise_HS_350x350By Lori Scalise, vice president of Premier Physician Network specialty services, service line vice president women’s health, oncology 

Easy Mammogram Scheduling for Patients

We encourage our primary care physicians and OB/GYNs to advise women about scheduling their mammograms. Premier Health now has three easy options for scheduling:

Women can request a mammogram appointment at any of our convenient locations by filling out an online form that prompts a member of our scheduling team to call the patient within one business day. 

If a patient would like to schedule a screening mammogram without waiting for a call back, they can use their Premier Health MyChart account to immediately schedule a mammogram online at any time.

Patients can also call (855) 887-7364855-887-7364 to talk with a member of our scheduling team Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Women without insurance coverage might be eligible for a free mammogram or other women’s health services. Funds are available through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP), as well as through the Premier Health foundations. Patients can call (866) 838-8973866-838-8973 to see if they qualify.

Physician offices will soon receive “Schedule your Mammogram” collateral for distribution to their patients.  

Operational Excellence Team Launched for the Women’s Health Service Line

The Women’s Health Institute recently launched its system-wide Operational Excellence (OE) team that will provide operational support to the service line to ensure alignment and execution of strategic initiatives and volume growth goals while maintaining high levels of quality, safety, regulatory compliance, and patient experience.   

The women’s OE team will be co-chaired by Melissa Merritt, MSN, RN, NE-BC, associate chief nursing officer, and Beth Heyse, MS, RN, CNOR, director of surgery. The co-chairs will be responsible for leading the work of the teams, providing regular reporting to executive sponsors, communicating with key stakeholders, and partnering with service line executive Lori Scalise and institute chair Bill Rettig, MD.  

Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Continuing Medical Education 

the Women’s Health Institute will be emailing a 10-question survey to all Gynecological and Gynecological Oncology surgeons to assess the needs and interest to attend a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) CME Program and/or an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) CME Program sponsored by Wright State University and Premier Health.  

The survey will assess options in learning areas such as basic MIGS principles and skills; specific MIGS skills and challenges; specific (straight stick) procedure training; and vaginal and robotic surgery.  Depending on the interest level and demand, workshops could be offered as half day, full day, or multi-day and held in the Brethen Center for Surgical Advancement in Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. If you have interest in participating on the planning committee, please contact Jerry Yaklic, MD, chair of the Wright State Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, by email.

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