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  • September 23, 2016 - SSH – TriCities Earns Designations from Parent Company

    Select Specialty Hospital (SSH) –TriCities recently received the Pulmonary Center of Excellence (PCOE), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Stroke Center designations from its parent company, Select Medical. These awards are exclusive to facilities in the Select Medical family of hospitals.

    “Here at Select, we feel a very real responsibility to provide the best possible care for our patients,” said Dr. Samuel Hammerman, MD, MMM, CPE, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer for Select Medical. “We already maintain very high standards for ourselves, often well above national benchmarks. However, this designation means a hospital has met even more rigorous protocols to take it to the next level of care.”

    The PCOE, TBI and Stroke Center designations are awarded to hospitals that demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of ventilator weaning and patient mobility, along with specialized clinical experience that incorporates treatment and care processes designed to meet the unique needs of patients with acute neurological needs.

    “Our goal is simple – maximize a patient’s level of function while decreasing or eliminating the need for mechanical ventilation,” said Gloria Skinner, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Select Medical. “Our hospitals already do this well, but the new designation means a hospital has gone above and beyond to achieve the highest discharge-to-home rate possible. This should return even more patients to a high-quality, productive life.”

    The hospital also consistently receives an average 4.5 out of 5 star rating on patient satisfaction surveys. The survey, administered at discharge, contains 25 questions that ask patients to rate their hospital experience upon discharge, including nursing care, responsiveness of staff, environmental conditions such as cleanliness and quietness, communication and discharge planning. Completed surveys are sent to two third-party providers for the aggregation and analysis of such survey results and patient comments to ensure confidentiality of all responses.

    SSH-TriCities’ care team is comprised of pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, dieticians and other specialists, all trained in caring for the medically complex patient. The 33-bed long-term acute care hospital, located in Bristol, serves Eastern Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.

    Select Medical is one of the nation's largest providers of specialized care. Select Medical’s more than 40,000 employees operate or support more than 100 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and nearly 1,500 outpatient centers offering physical and occupational therapy and/or occupational medicine. It also offers physical therapy and/or athletic training to approximately 300 high schools, colleges and professional sports teams. Select Medical and its parent company, Select Medical Holdings Corporation, are based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit selectmedical.com or youtube.com/SelectMedicalTV.

     

    April 10, 2015 - SSH - Tri Cities Wins Humanitarian Award
    Select Specialty Hospital – Tri-Cities was recently awarded the Select Medical Stu Dinney Humanitarian Award. Named after the late Stu Dinney, a long time company executive, this award celebrates the best of human nature and illustrates the power of reaching out to those in need. SSH - Tri-Cities was recognized for its work with numerous fundraising activities, as well as its involvement with In the local animal shelter and participating in Toys for Tots to help those struggling financially.
    March 24, 2015 - SSH – Tri-Cities Announces New Chief Nursing Officer
    Bristol, TN (March 24, 2015) – Select Specialty Hospital – Tri-Cities today announced the appointment of Valerie Yates Anderson, RN, MSN, as its new chief nursing officer. Ms. Yates Anderson joins the Select team from Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, where she was the unit director of post-operative care units.

    “We’re so pleased that Valerie is joining our team,” said Eric Carroll, MHA, chief executive officer of Select Specialty Hospital – Tri-Cities. “Valerie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Select. She will be instrumental in helping us meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable patients throughout the Tri-Cities area.”

    Select Specialty Hospital – Tri-Cities is a 33-bed facility located inside of Bristol Regional Medical Center.

    “I am excited to join the staff at Select Specialty Hospital – Tri-Cities as chief nursing officer,” said Ms. Yates Anderson, “I look forward to continuing in its tradition of offering very personalized care with an interdisciplinary team approach for each and every patient.”

    Ms. Yates Anderson received her Master of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from King College. Prior to working at Carillion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital, she was with Mountain States Health Alliance.

    Select Specialty Hospital – Tri-Cities is designed to provide extended acute care hospitalization to promote healing and recovery from critical and complex medical and surgical conditions. The hospital has a team of physicians on staff representing different specialties, as well as experienced caregivers including nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and rehabilitation therapists to help patients achieve a meaningful recovery.

    Select Specialty Hospital – Tri-Cities is one of more than 100 long-term acute care hospitals in Select Medical’s national network.