West Jefferson Recognized as Leader in Interactive Patient Care by GetWellNetwork, Inc.

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Patient engagement is a leading concern for all New Orleans hospitals. Recognized as a leader in interactive patient care by GetWellNetwork, Inc., West Jefferson Medical Center has made great strides for the hospital and its patients.

'We are honored to be recognized for our leadership and innovation in implementing and successfully driving our Interactive Patient Care model. We strongly believe in driving patient engagement and championing patients to be part of their care team.'

GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, has announced West Jefferson Medical Center as one of the recipients of this year’s IPC Awards, which recognizes health care leaders and organizations that have demonstrated improved clinical care and outcomes through the use of IPC technology. The awards were presented on June 5 in Chicago during GetConnected 2014, GetWellNetwork’s seventh annual user conference for administrators, clinicians, and IT staff. This displays amazing growth for West Jefferson as one of the best New Orleans hospitals.

“As health care continues to move toward an environment of shared decision-making between patient and provider, the concept of patient engagement has moved from theory to practice for health care organizations,” said Michael O’Neil, founder and chief executive officer of GetWellNetwork. “We continue to be amazed at the commitment and innovation of the GetWellNetwork client community to activate patients and their families in their care journey to improve the patient experience, clinical outcomes and overall population health across the care continuum.”

For the first time ever, the GetWellNetwork client community submitted nominees, resulting in a record number of more than 70 nominations. A committee of health care leaders and executives from the client community then reviewed the submissions to select finalists and winners. As a leader among New Orleans hospitals, West Jefferson received the following IPC Awards:

World Class Service and Support
West Jefferson Medical Center received the World Class Service and Support award for implementing a collaborative support team to address hardware, software and configuration issues within four hours of being notified to help reduce patient disruptions.

IPC Champion
This award recognizes leaders within their organization and the IPC community, who, through their vision and commitment to patient-centered care, are having a profound impact on outcomes and the evolution of IPC technology. This year’s IPC Champion is Michael Adcock, FACHE, Senior Vice-President of Operational Support Services at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, La.

“We are honored to be recognized for our leadership and innovation in implementing and successfully driving our Interactive Patient Care model. We strongly believe in driving patient engagement and championing patients to be part of their care team,” said Michael Adcock, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Operational Support Services at West Jefferson Medical Center.

For more information about West Jefferson Medical Center, one of the most awarded New Orleans hospitals, visit their website at wjmc.org. You can also contact the hospital at 504-347-5511 or 1101 Medical Center BLVD, Marrero, LA 70072.

About GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork®, Inc. provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.

GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. Learn more at http://www.GetWellNetwork.com.

About West Jefferson Medical Center

Founded in 1956, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) is a community hospital located in Marrero, LA, just 10 minutes from downtown New Orleans. As a full service medical center, WJMC offers comprehensive programs for preventive, emergency, acute and rehabilitative care with a medical staff of more than 400 physicians and a complement of 1900 employees and many volunteers. WJMC serves a community of more than 180,000 people. Located near vast industrial quarters, the medical center also serves business and industry across the Gulf South. Clinical excellence divisions include: neurosciences, cardiovascular services, and an academic community cancer center. To meet the community needs, West Jefferson Medical Center Physician Services includes both primary care and specialty clinics located across the West Bank of Jefferson Parish. The medical center enjoys awards for clinical excellence across many of its subspecialties.

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