Friday, May 10, 2013
Hospital honored by Healthcare Advertising Awards.
Crittenton Hospital’s new website has won an Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Award for Outstanding Website. The IAC Awards highlight the best in online advertising across 96 industries and nine online formats including, online ad, video, mobile, newsletter, email and social media. The IAC Awards are produced by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising as well as recognize the individuals and organizations responsible. The website was designed and built to be pragmatic, yet visually appealing, and simple to use. It has improved the hospital’s ability to communicate, share, engage, and conduct business online. The site is easily managed through a content management system, and offers several …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
First responders were honored by Crittenton Hospital's emergency room department for fast response times.
Last spring, paramedics from the Rochester Hills Fire Department worked their life-saving magic. It was May 8 when the crew of four responded to a medical emergency at a home on the city's south side, where a 37-year-old man was having a stroke. Just 23 minutes after the paramedics reached the door of the home, the man was inside the emergency room at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, where he received a life-saving injection. In hospital ER circles, that's considered a "door-to-needle" time worthy of an award (the average time at the hospital last year was more than three times that). And an award is what paramedics Ryan Moravcik, Todd Beckett, Christine Potter and Rich Welch recently received. Along with the Washington Township Fire …
A new database shows how Rochester's emergency room compares to others across the nation, but it's only one aspect of a hospital's success.
If you go to the emergency room at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester with a broken bone, how long will it take before you receive pain meds? The federal government says 65 minutes on average, according to a new database. That's shorter than the wait for pain medicine at nearby Beaumont Hospital in Troy (68 minutes), but slightly longer than the state average (57 minutes) and the national average (62 minutes). Key measures of ER efficiency have been posted from hospitals taking part across the country, according to a report by HealthLeaders Media. Data collected in 2011 and early 2012 also tracked how long it took for an ER patient to be seen by a healthcare professional (at Crittenton, an average of 61 minutes) and how long …
It's designed to help paramedics who are transporting patients to the Rochester Hills hospital.
Last year, Crittenton Hospital was named a "Most Wired" hospital by a national medical association. As part of that effort, the Rochester Hills hospital has developed a mobile app for paramedics and other first-responders to help them in emergency situations. The app is the first-known of its kind in the country, according to David Bauer, chief of emergency medicine at Crittenton. The app, which can only be downloaded by first-responders, tells how many patients are waiting in the emergency room. It also provides paramedics with hospital maps, a directory of doctors and real-time messages about the ER. For more on emergency room care at Crittenton:
Saturday, January 5, 2013
There's a fun coincidence in this New Year's Day birth.
The story of Rochester's first baby of 2013 begins, really, in 1986. That's when little Brady Bland's mom, Stephanie Schreiber-Bland, was born at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. On that day, Stephanie was in good hands, under the care of neonatologist K.V.S. Rao in the Rochester Hills hospital. Fast-forward 27 years: Jan. 1, 2013. Stephanie went into labor early that morning and her first baby, Brady Daniel, was born at Crittenton at 7:56 p.m. Brady weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 and a half inches long. He was the first baby born in 2013 at Crittenton. Like his mother, Brady coincidentally ended up in Rao's care. Because the Crittenton staff is like family to Stephanie — her mom, Debbie Schreiber, has been a nurse at the …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Rochester Hills hospital is seeking your stories for an online project.
Think back to the moment that helped define your well-being. Now, can you share that story? Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is asking community members, as well as its employees and past patients to share these moments in an online initiative they're calling "Your Defining Moment." Starting this week, anyone can submit their short story and photo online at communitydefined.com. The story of Kelly Remick, the Rochester Hills jogger whose life was saved at Crittenton after she collapsed from a heart condition while running, is one such moment featured on the website. Every week through Aug. 30, a story and/or image will be chosen as the featured “Defining Moment of the Week.” That selected story will be highlighted on the website and …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
You asked, and we found the answer.
Patch readers wondered: What are those brick walls doing all set up in the Rochester High School parking lot? Turns out, the northeast corner of the parking lot has been made into a staging area for Crittenton Hospital Medical Center's construction project. The brick walls are actually precast architectural panels for the expansion project; they are being stored in the high school lot temporarily while the Crittenton construction is under way. The hospital is in the middle of a $65 million expansion project that will add an eight-story patient tower, a high-tech pharmacy, a green rooftop garden and other amenities. It is expected to be finished next year. For an update on the project, read We're 58,811 Hours Into Crittenton's Construction…
Here is an update on the expansion in the works at the Rochester Hills hospital.
There's work on the streets — and in the skies — of Rochester and Rochester Hills. Construction of a new patient tower and other amenities at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is changing the area's skyline. The project, which began last year and will likely continue through next year, involves the addition of an eight-story patient tower, a high-tech pharmacy, a green rooftop garden and other amenities. The $65 million project is being constructed by Barton Marlow Rewold of Rochester. The attached brochure shows a detailed update of the project. Here are a few highlights, by the numbers: For more about the project, read $65 Million Expansion Will Let Crittenton Patients 'Get Better Here' — In Private.
Friday, June 22, 2012
A happy face is waiting to greet visitors at the Rochester Hills medical center.
On Wednesday, we saw the old sign on the front of Crittenton Hospital — one that featured two skeleton hands giving the "OK" and "thumbs up" signs — coming down. On Friday, workers finished installing the new sign at the Rochester Hills hospital. It's a nod to Crittenton's focus on patient satisfaction and declares "Your Care Matters Most" with a smiley face icon. What do you think?
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The creepy-cool image will be replaced with a fresh one later this week.
Goodbye, skeletan hands. Hello, __________. The mural that has decorated the front of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills since last summer came down Wednesday morning. The sign, which featured two skeletal hands giving the "thumbs up" and "OK" signals, was a plug for the hospital's joint replacement center, which features top-ranked surgeons and leading-edge procedures like hip resurfacing. In the fall, we asked readers to give feedback on the skeleton image and they declared it "creepy cool." What's next for the front of the hospital? Stay tuned. We're told a new image will be installed Thursday.