Palomar Health Signs CEO to New Contract
September 15, 2020
Diane Hansen will continue to lead organization through at least 2022   The Palomar Health board of directors has agreed to a new 27-month contract with its current CEO, Diane Hansen. Her previous contract expired on September 10.   In announcing their decision to extend a new contract to Hansen, which she accepted, Palomar Health Board Chair Richard Engel, MD said Hansen and her administrative team had engineered “a remarkable turnaround in many important areas” of the organization since taking the helm in 2017, first as interim CEO and later as permanent president and CEO.   Some of the successes Dr. Engel cited are: raising the system’s patient quality rankings in Leapfrog to A and B, instituting a capital improvement project that has invested more than $70 million in equipment replacement and program expansion, opening a new Crisis Stabilization Unit, negotiating a new labor agreement and improving the organization’s financial ...
Stop Infections Before They Become Deadly
September 09, 2020
You can prevent one of the biggest but little known killers with a little awareness. Sepsis kills more than 270,000 people in the United States annually (by comparison COVID-19 has killed 189,000 as of September 2020) but early intervention can ...
Be Prepared to Shelter in Place
September 03, 2020
Note: This is the second part of a two-part series. Part one evacuation. In our previous article, we shared how you should be prepared to evacuate your home. In this article, we share how you should prepare to shelter in place for scenarios ...
You Need to Prepare for the Expected
September 01, 2020
Note: This is the first part of a two-part series. Part two shelter in place.  Disaster preparedness plans are like insurance policies; you have them hoping to never use them. September is the perfect month to review or create your ...
Flu Shots are as Important and Safe as Ever
August 24, 2020
Flu season is rapidly approaching but healthcare organizations are still experiencing decreased patient visits due in part to people’s fear of contracting the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated about ...
Palomar Health Pulmonologist Demystifies Coronavirus Myths
August 13, 2020
If you are struggling to separate coronavirus facts from fiction, you are not alone. A Pew Research Center study showed more than a third of U.S. adults say public health officials aren’t getting the facts about the coronavirus right at ...
Palomar Medical Center Poway Receives Stroke Care Award
August 06, 2020
American Heart Association awards Bronze for quality patient care   Palomar Medical Center Poway has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Bronze ...