2010-12-24 / Community

PHC Moves Forward To 2011

Allen Corby, V.P. Operations at Peninsula Hospital Center, and Phyllis Prawzinsky, R.N., Assistant Director, Nursing, Emergency Department, spoke at the recent Belle Harbor Property Owners Association meeting at the invitation of association president, Sylvan Klein.

Corby reviewed the programs and services currently offered at the Hospital Center and spoke of the Center’s plans for new and innovative investments in the future. “Peninsula Hospital Center, in a continuing effort to provide community service and outreach to the residents, still offers a nocost AngioScreen program which screens for early signs of heart attack and stroke,” said Corby. “It is the policy of the Hospital Center to assist our community in staying healthy and encouraging them to take care of themselves before serious illness develops. AngioScreen is a screening tool used for this purpose and we highly recommend it to the community.” In addition to speaking about the growth of the Hospital Center’s TBI/Stroke Rehabilitation program and Butterflies by the Sea, Eisenstadt Hospice Care, Corby spoke about the plans for 2011 which include upgrades to the hospital’s Nuclear Medicine Department, Emergency Room Diagnostic Technology, Inpatient Dialysis, Operating Room, Imaging Department and Cancer Care services.

Prawzinsky offered excellent advice regarding emergent care. She emphasized the need to call an ambulance earlier rather than waiting for other transportation. “In certain situations such as a stroke or heart attack, every minute counts,” she cautioned. “Waiting a period of time for someone to come with their car to transport a patient to the hospital could make a huge difference in the outcome. So many people wait to come to the Emergency Department not realizing that the trained emergency personnel on board the ambulance actually begin critical care prior to arriving at the hospital.” She and Corby both stressed that Peninsula Hospital Center will continue to offer quality health care - close to home - as we move into the new decade.

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