Community Hospital North opens a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
January 15, 2013—Community Hospital North officials today announced the opening of the medical campus’ Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the only location on the Indianapolis northeast side offering critical care for children.
An extension of Community North’s 20-room children’s unit, the PICU is a state-of-the-art critical care unit that provides advanced, life-saving treatments and technologies that help provide care for infants, children and adolescents who become severely ill or injured.
The PICU team is led by Vin Gupta, M.D. (right), who is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine through the American Board of Pediatrics. According to Gupta, the new unit will allow physicians to treat children with acute illnesses, serious infections, drug overdoses, severe seizures, diabetic complications, or those involved in an accident or a near-drowning incident. “Utilizing equipment designed to meet the size-specific needs of the pediatric patient, our physicians are dedicated to the care of our hospitalized children,” Gupta said.
Barbara Summers, Community North’s president, said the growing amount of pediatric services the hospital offers represents its mission to serve the northern Indianapolis region. “It is important that we provide opportunities for patients and families to stay in the community,” Summers said. “Families facing the stress of having a critically ill child will no longer have the added burden of long, expensive commutes. This is one more way we can help keep our sickest children close to home while receiving the best care available in our region.”
Community Health Network launches Indiana’s first exclusive local affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network™
Collaboration means certified oncologists at Community Hospitals North and East will bring new hope for local cancer patients
Community Health Network announced today that Community Hospital North and Community Hospital East will become affiliates of MD Anderson Cancer Network™, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. This collaboration will provide certified physicians at these two Community hospitals with access to evidence-based guidelines, treatment plans and concordance studies developed by MD Anderson experts. These are disease-specific guidelines for cancer treatment, cancer prevention, early detection and follow-up care, bringing new hope to local cancer patients by using treatment guidelines developed by a national leader in cancer care. Full story >>
Learn more today at eCommunity.com/cancercare
The Center for Joint Health continues to take strides in excellence as it receives certification from The Joint Commission in both total hip and total knee replacement
October 5, 2012—Community Hospital North was granted certification by The Joint Commission for both hip and knee joint replacement. Designated as a center for patients having elective total hip and total knee replacement, the Center for Joint Health follows a wellness model with core elements of excellence. Receiving this certification from The Joint Commission signifies the network’s continued commitment to providing safe, high-quality care, treatment and services to patients. Full story >>
Community Hospital North in the news
October 3, 2012—Pink lights and easily scheduled mammograms mark Breast Health Awareness Month; Outdoor display at Community Hospital North honors patients and caregivers
October 3, 2012—It’s Breast Health Awareness Month, and Community Health Network is marking the occasion with a display of pink lights and an expanded schedule of easy-to-access mammograms. The pink lights glow outside Community Hospital North throughout October, while the preventive health services are easy to find both on the hospital campus and close to home at Community Health Pavilion Saxony in Fishers.
Lit nightly in honor of Community’s breast cancer patients and dedicated cancer caregivers, the lights are strung through the trees and atop light poles in front of Community North’s main entrance. Visitors are welcome to drive around the traffic circle to enjoy the lights, or park for free in the adjacent parking garage and view the display from one of the benches outside. Full story >>
Community Health Network breaks ground on a $23 million, 63,000 square foot rehabilitation hospital on the Community Hospital North campus
June 7, 2012—Community Health Network broke ground today on a $23 million, 63,000 square foot, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital on the campus of Community Hospital North. In a joint venture with Centerre Healthcare, Community Rehabilitation Hospital will offer some of the most innovative treatments for neurological conditions and brain injuries in Indiana.
“The future of healthcare is moving in a direction that focuses on exceptional outcomes and accessibility to high-quality care,” said Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network. “This new hospital will lead the marketplace in providing the best, most innovative treatment for neurological and brain injury patients.” Full story >>
Community Hospital North receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award
June 4, 2012—Community Hospital North has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Community North’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award addresses the important element of time,” said Andrea Haller, M.D., medical director of stroke at Community North. “Our hospital has developed a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. This includes always being equipped to provide brain imaging scans, having neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate.” Full story >>