Part One: Surgery
For some, surgical advancements mean getting back in the game or back on their feet. For others it is truly a second chance at life and not having to say goodbye too soon.
Part Two: Critical Care
Cooling the body is a technique still being studied for spine injuries but it is now being used routinely at Memorial Medical Center for cardiac arrest patients. Doctors in intensive care believe, in some cases, this induced hypothermia may be the difference between a patient waking up or not.
Part Three: Home Health
Conemaugh Home Health has given thousands of patients across the region piece of mind in knowing that some of the nation’s best caregivers make housecalls.
Bonus Extended Interviews
Dr. Christopher Begley, Pulmonary Critical Care Physician, on Great Outcomes at Memorial Medical Center
Dr. Alfred P Bowles, Jr., Chairman of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, on Hypothermia Treatment for Brain and Spine Injuries
Dr. David Carlson, Chief Medical Officer, on HealthGrades and What It Means For You
Dr. William Carney, Surgeon, on Appendectomy
Dr. Zafar Chowdhry, Neurosurgeon, on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Dr. Jack DePriest, Medical Critical Care Physician, on the Human Patient Simulator and Hypothermia Protocol
Sheila Hoover, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, Meyersdale Medical Center, on Firstpass Nuclear Imaging
Dr. Ian Katz, Orthopedic Surgeon, on Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction
Maria Kordish, RN, BSN, on Conemaugh Home Health
Chuck Lepsch, RN, on Conemaugh Home Health
Ron Morosko, CDL Nuclear Technologies, on Firstpass Nuclear Imaging
Dennis Munko, Exective Director, Conemaugh Home Health and Hospice, on Conemaugh Home Health
Christine Schreyer, RN, Clinical Educator, Critical Care Unit, on the Hypothermia Protocol
Dr. Robert Stenberg, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, on Progress in Treating Heart Disease