Monday, March 18, 2013
Medicare database shows how hospitals across the Cape—and the nation—compare for care. Hospitals, meanwhile, criticized the data as inaccurate.
Which emergency room on the Cape is the most efficient? It depends on what you mean, according to data released by the Center for Medicare & Medicid Services. At Jordan Hospital, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional was 45 minutes, which is a bit longer than the state and national averages of 40 and 30 minutes, but much longer than the wait at Cape Cod Hospital, which is nine minutes. Still, the wait at Jordan is shorter than the wait at Falmouth Hospital (50 minutes). Of those patients, the average time patients spent in the Jordan emergency department before being sent home was 141 minutes, comparable to the state average of 152 minutes and the national average of …
Boston's hospitals excel in different areas of emergency care. See how they stack up against each other.
Boston's famous for its medical facilities, several of which offer emergency care. But anyone who's gone to the ER in the city knows it can take a while before you get back home. The chart above compares various emergency room wait times on the Cape and Islands. The data used comes from the center for Medicare & Medicaid Center's Hospital Compare web site. Learn more about the Medicare data used in this chart. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
More than 500 people dove in at Long Beach for the annual Polar Plunge to raise money for Jordan Hospital's Cancer Center
UPDATE: 2 p.m. March 5 The total funds raised cited in the story below was raised online. The official total, including online fundraising, is $135,000, according to Jordan Hospital Club members. In the last 11 years, Jordan's Polar Plunge has raised ove $1 million for Jordan Hospital's Cancer Center. ---- With hundreds of people lining Plymouth Long Beach, it looked like a normal summer's day: Except for the strange costumes, and the winter coats, and the cheering, and the fact that it was March 2 rather than July. Saturday marked the 11th annual Jordan's Polar Plunge to raise money for Jordan Hospital's Cancer Center. More than 500 people took the plunge while hundreds more cheered them on from the beach and the seawall. A horn blast …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Jordan Hospital Cancer Center's annual Polar Plunge takes place this Saturday, March 2, at Plymouth Beach. Today, Seth Short of Malia's Manatees shares his team's story on why they began plunging five years ago.
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Wednesday, February 27
By Seth Short This will be my fifth year plunging. Our team started out as team "Pleasant Winter" as a way for my good friend Jeff Boswell to honor his father, Dr James Boswell (Pilgrim Animal Hospital), who passed away from cancer, and for me to honor my mother, Moneen Short, who was an elementary school guidance counselor in Plymouth and passed away from cancer. We named our team "Pleasant Winter" as I grew up on Mt Pleasant Street and Jeff grew up on Winter Street and we thought it had a nice ring to it. Jeff was actually the first of our friends to plunge with this being his sixth year. Our parents both received treatment at Jordan Hospital and it was a natural way to support the tremendous efforts and care provided by the Jordan …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Jordan Hospital Cancer Center's annual Polar Plunge takes place this Saturday, March 2, at Plymouth Beach. Today, Debbie Cadorette of Barbara's Angels shares her reasons for plunging.
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Tuesday, February 26
By Debbie Cadorette This is our 2nd year plunging, last year we plunged for my mother, Barbara, who was battling breast cancer, it was a lot of fun. The generosity of people around us was overwhelming, knowing what my mother went through spending countless hours and (days for that matter )at Jordan Hospital cancer center was heartwrenching. Watching Mom enter those doors with such courage and strength opting never to give up, she fought til the end, unfortunately she lost her courageous battle on Nov. 20, 2012. So this year we plunge in her memory and we do it with such gratitude and with just as much courage as she had to fight for her life. We are grateful for all the efforts and support that was given by the Jordan Hospital and this is …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Jordan Hospital follows national trends by providing patient navigators to help cancer patients make decisions on treatment and dealing with doctors.
Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center has added a nurse navigator to its patient services as a way to help cancer patients and their families make complex decisions on care. Marcia Brightman, RN, OCN, will serve as a full-time Oncology Nurse Navigator in the Cancer Center, according to a release from the hospital. Brightman has worked as an Oncology Nurse at Jordan Hospital since 1993. As the Oncology Nurse Navigator. The Navigator serves as the single point of contact that can be there with the patient every step of the way. “When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, he or she can become overwhelmed. Undergoing various treatments and dealing with healthcare professionals from different specialties like radiologists, pharmacists, and …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is planning to acquire Jordan Health Systems Inc., according to the Boston Globe.
Updated at 3:40 p.m. The union representing nearly 700 employees at Jordan Hospital issued a statement this afternoon regarding the planned acquisition. Jerry Fishbein, vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, said union members "will be vigilant during the process" and will encourage "investments in patient services, the hospital, and its employees....It is vital that there is a transparent process while the community assesses whether or not the proposed acquisition will bolster the security of health-care services for the Plymouth area." Updated at 2:18 p.m. Jordan Hospital officials have confirmed that a letter of intent was signed with Beth Israel Deaconess. In a release, Peter Holden, Jordan Health Systems President …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Jordan Hospital broke ground on a new office building for its OB-GYN and Midwifery department.
Jordan Hospital broke ground on a 30,000 sq. ft. medical office building on the hospital campus, Monday, Jan. 7. The building will provide offices for Jordan's OB-GYN and Midwifery, primary care, and specialists. The office is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013, and is being developed by real estate company Whelan Associates of New Bedford.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Jordan will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a 30,000 square foot medial office building on the hospital's campus.
Wednesday, January 2
Whelan Associates and Jordan Health Systems will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, 30,000 square-foot medical office building Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 11-11:30 am. The building will be managed by Whelan Associates and located on the Jordan Hospital Campus. The Jordan Medical Office Building is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2013 and will be home to the following Jordan medical offices: Jordan OB/GYN and Midwifery, Jordan Primary Care, and Jordan Specialists.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation donated $200,000 to Jordan Hospital to help purchase equipment for minimally invasive knee surgery.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation recently donated $200,000 to help fund Jordan Hospital's MAKO robot for MAKOplasty, an innovative, minimally invasive treatment option for those suffering knee pain. At Jordan Hospital’s Chairman’s Club Reception, Peter Holden, President and CEO of Jordan Health Systems, expressed the gratitude of everyone at Jordan Hospital for all that PIDC and its president Ed Santos have done for the Hospital and our entire community over many years. “PIDC leaves its legacy,” Peter Holden. “At Jordan Hospital, we have named our PIDC Pavilion to pay lasting tribute in honor of their extraordinary support, along with a plaque in our main lobby that tells the story of PIDC, as well as a commemorative brick …