10,11] In the DCHS
, urine cotinine measures were used to validate maternal self-reported smoking and exposure.
Prime said that its purchase agreement with DCHS
was "far and away" the best offer for the hospitals, meeting every requirement set by the DCHS
board of directors.
Marjory Ann Baez, chair of the DCHS
board of directors, said the decision to sell the health system was "difficult.
Formal roll out to other DCHS
Primary Care Internal Medicine and Family Practice clinics was completed by the summer of 2007.
During one of her DCHS
fundraisers on January 7, Fashing was surprised by a visit from Hooters executives to officially notify her of her title and present her with the Hooters Girl of the Year sash.
LEADING MARKET POSITION: DCHS
continues to maintain its dominant market position of 70% in its primary service area (PSA), which is improved from 68% in 2010.
Adequate Balance Sheet: At the current rating level, Fitch believes DCHS
has sufficient financial cushion, as unrestricted cash and investments totaled $19.
, a regional health system comprised of six hospitals and medical centers spanning the California coast, will use the software as a service (SaaS) technology to manage patient insurance and demographic verification, process patient payments and prevent administrative inaccuracies.
will accept and consider the proposal or proposals which, in the estimation of DCHS
, will best serve the interests of Deschutes County and reserves the right to award a contract to the proposer whose proposal is most advantageous to the County based upon the evaluation process, proposers submitted budget and timeline, and other evaluation factors contained within this RFP.
After completing facility construction in 2006, DCHS
has a relatively low average age of plant of 8.
is considering an as needed level of community-based assessment to support RAP which is not part of this RFP.
On the revenue and volume front, DCHS
recently instituted a hospitalist program that is designed to better support its employed primary care physicians and encourage referrals by providing enhanced medical management.