PHC Promotes Buchanan to Supervisor
Cynthia Buchanan was recently promoted to the position of Supervisor of the Health Information Management Services in the medical records department of Peninsula Hospital Center. Buchanan has only been at the Hospital Center for the past 16 months, but she brought with her 15 years of experience in the health field.
Buchanan is responsible for coordinating and managing all operations of chart processing. It is her responsibility to assure that the Hospital Center's records are completely accurate and available including all of the records for inpatient care, outpatient surgery, the Emergency Department as well as the Family Health Center. Buchanan manages these tasks quite aptly with a staff of eight, including transcriptionists, chart processors and individuals responsible for medical correspondence.
Prior to working at the Hospital Center, Buchanan worked at St. Francis Hospital in Oklahoma, although she was born and bred in Brooklyn, the place she still calls home. She traveled for a good deal of time throughout her college and early working years, attended Christian High School of Staten Island, Oral Roberts University and Northeastern State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.
She began working on her Master's degree at the University of Phoenix in Arizona and plans on continuing working at the graduate level at Stephen's College, where she will obtain a second degree in Health Information. Buchanan is presently engaged to be married.
Buchanan is very excited about her new position. "Prior to working at Peninsula Hospital Center, I had always been involved in one-on-one patient care and this is quite different," she said. "What I am responsible for now involves the continuation of care after the patient leaves the Hospital Center or completes their tests here. Most people are not aware of just how important this is - that their health records are held secure and that is my job - to insure their security."