The hospitals of INTEGRIS Health equip physicians with modern technology and support services.
Electronic Health Record
INTEGRIS Health Named Top 25 Connected Health Care System Six Years in a Row
The INTEGRIS Health system ranks in the top 25 among health care organizations that are wired with high technology imaging and patient information systems, for the sixth year in a row. Health Imaging and IT, a national health care and technology publication, reviewed nominations from more than 600 health care facilities nationwide before selecting the top 25. The chosen hospitals are considered leaders in the use of PACS – picture archiving and communications systems, and EMR – electronic medical records.
In addition, the health system uses the TeleStroke Network with videoconferencing to provide rural hospitals with instant access to neurologists and enable remote patient exams. Specialists review images on PACS to confirm diagnosis and recommend treatment, including administration of time-sensitive tPA – tissue plasminogen activator, and/or patient transfer. INTEGRIS Health is the only Oklahoma institution to make the list and is among a select few in the country to receive this recognition six years in a row.
Regional and National Honors
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center Chosen as National Example of Surgery Efficiency
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center was recently named a Leading Performer in Operating Room Throughput by VHA Inc., a national health care network. Staff from VHA visited the facility to observe and document many of the hospital’s perioperative practices. VHA was impressed with the surgery team’s efficiency, especially in the area of time management. The hospital is credited for demonstrating true success in both decreasing delays and improving turn-over times between surgical cases.
INTEGRIS Health Nominated for National Charitable Award.
Jackson Healthcare recently announced INTEGRIS Health’s Men’s Health University as an official nominee for the 2010 Hospital Charitable Service Awards. According to awards chairman, Charles Evans, FACHE, the Hospital Charitable Service Awards seek to find, reward and share stories of hospitals that consistently push beyond their core mission of providing essential healthcare services and generously give back to the communities they serve.
INTEGRIS Samaritan Home Care Named HomeCare Elite Top 500
INTEGRIS Samaritan Home Care and Infusion Services has been named one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite. Now in its fifth year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.
Oklahoma Man 1st in Region to Receive Total Artificial Heart
On Sept. 15, 45-year-old Troy Golden of Geary, Okla., became the first person in the region to have his heart replaced with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. It is a distinction that was years in the making. The Total Artificial Heart is the only FDA approved device of its kind in the world. Unlike traditional heart pumps that assist one side of the heart or the other, left (or right) ventricular assist devices, the Total Artificial Heart actually replaces both ventricles of the failing heart. Instead of working with a person’s existing heart, this device is a heart substitute. The natural heart is physically removed.
Nation’s First Anal Cancer Patient Treatment with Proton Therapy
When Oklahoma native Dennis Starbuck, 67, was diagnosed with anal canal cancer, he felt like it was a “death sentence.” Through a routine prostate check, his physician found something unusual and suggested he get a colonoscopy, which revealed the cancer.
Standard radiation wasn't an option for Starbuck because it would do too much damage to tissue and organs adjacent to the tumor. He researched his treatment options and was interested in proton therapy. Doctors originally declined his request because protons had never been used on a person with anal cancer.
After further consideration, Sameer Keole, M.D., medical director of the ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City, worked with a team of physicians, medical physicists and dosimetrists on Starbuck’s case to develop the first protocol for a range of gastrointestinal treatments with proton therapy. Starbuck was the first person in the country to receive this type of treatment for this disease.
New and Innovative Treatment for Liver Cancer Performed at INTEGRIS Health
Approximately 140,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States. INTEGRIS Health offers a new and innovative treatment to help those suffering from this disease.
Historically it’s been difficult to radiate the liver because it is a radio sensitive organ, meaning you cannot administer much radiation to it. This new procedure, called radioembolization, allows a safe and effective way to deliver radiation to tumors, by delivering tiny radioactive microspheres directly into the arteries going to the diseased organ.
Levacor VAD implantable blood pump
INTEGRIS is First in Nation to Implant Levacor Heart Pump Dr. James Long Co-invents Device and Dr. Doug Horstmanshof Launches National Clinical Trial
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center makes heart technology history by implanting the nation’s first WorldHeart Levacor VAD™.
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) such as the revolutionary, next-generation Levacor VAD, are serving up the technological breakthroughs by which the long sought after goals of artificial heart replacement may finally address the needs of thousands of patients with advanced heart failure – needs that cannot be met by heart transplantation alone.
Clinical Technology Tools
Physicians are attracted to INTEGRIS Health for many reasons, not the least being the system's commitment to providing top-notch tools for their use in diagnosis, surgery and treatment. A sampling of these difference-makers include:
- State of the Art Cancer Center aligned with one of ten Proton Therapy Centers in the United States
- 3.0 T MRI (ICIO)
- 64 slice CAT Scanner (ICIO, IBMC)
- Open MRI (ISMC)
- PET/CT (ICIO)
- BREAST MRI (IBMC-CBCO)
- Digital Mammography (Metro-wide)
- WEB based Radiology image access for referring clinicians.