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Columbus Regional Hospital Adds Clinical Affiliation for Heart Surgery

Columbus Regional Hospital has selected Clarian Cardiovascular to develop a new affiliation for heart surgery. The new clinical affiliation will provide physician staffing coverage from Clarian Cardiovascular for cardiac surgical procedures at Columbus Regional Hospital.


Imaging Services earns national accreditations

Imaging and Radiology Services at Columbus Regional Hospital recently earned accreditations in computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound after an extensive review by the American College of Radiology.


Breast Health Center receives national grant

The Columbus Regional Hospital Breast Health Center recently received a $14,487 grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


Cardiac Service Receives National Accreditation

Columbus Regional Hospital was recently recognized as an Accredited Echocardiography Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.


Hospital to host dinner for medical students

Medical school students from Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, and Shelby counties are invited to attend a holiday dinner at Columbus Regional Hospital. The dinner will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28.


Hospital employee recognized for patient advocacy

Columbus Regional Hospital Patient Representative Merlyn Bartlett recently received the Ann Barrett Patient Advocacy Excellence Award from the Indiana Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy.


Hospital's website named one of the best in the industry

Columbus Regional Hospital’s website was named one of the best in the industry at the 2010 Healthcare Internet Conference in Las Vegas on November 17.


Healthy Communities awards grant

The Bartholomew County Healthy Communities Tobacco Awareness Action Team, in partnership with the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency (ITPC), awarded a $1,000 mini-grant to Columbus Behavioral Center to help employees quit smoking.


Homecoming of the Birds

Columbus Regional Hospital will soon welcome back the tiniest members of its care team. Fifteen birds will soon find a new home in a brand new aviary located in the hospital lobby.


Outpatient Diabetes Services moves to new location

Columbus Regional Hospital’s Outpatient Diabetes Services has moved to a new location. Now located on the first floor of the hospital, the program had been located at the Volunteers in Medicine building at 836 Jackson Street since July 2008.


Hospital Foundation fundraiser to benefit area clinic

Each year Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation holds a gala to benefit Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. This year’s event, Fire & Ice, is scheduled for Friday, November 12, 2010, at Holiday Inn. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, entertainment by comedian Heywood Banks, and a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize raffle drawing.


State organization honors Columbus physician as top breastfeeding advocate

Columbus family medicine physician Dr. Amanda Dornfeld was recently named Physician of the Year by the Indiana Perinatal Network.


Staff, volunteers and patients honored at annual Rehabilitation Awards Ceremony

Columbus Regional Hospital honored patients and staff at its recent Rehabilitation Awards Ceremony. The annual event celebrates the achievements of former rehabilitation patients and recognizes staff for outstanding efforts.


Nurses donate to Mammography Assistance Program

The southeastern Indiana chapter of the Indiana Emergency Nurse Association recently made a $1,720 donation to the Columbus Regional Hospital Mammography Assistance Program.


Columbus Regional Hospital Joins Nation’s Largest Health Information Exchange

Columbus Regional Hospital is bringing the nation’s largest health information exchange to the Columbus, Ind. area to better serve patients.


Columbus Regional Hospital Named HealthLeaders Media Top Leadership Team in Healthcare 2010 Winner

Columbus Regional Hospital has won the 2010 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Award for community and mid-sized hospitals by HealthLeaders Media.


Lung Institute First to Conduct New Asthma Procedure

The Lung Institute at Columbus Regional Hospital has successfully conducted the first Bronchial Thermoplasty procedure in Indiana and third in the USA since FDA approval in early May.


STEMI Program Receives Silver Award from AHA

The STEMI program at Columbus Regional Hospital has been awarded the Silver Lifeline Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.


Bariatric Center Recognized for High-Quality Care

Bariatric Center at Columbus Regional Hospital announced today that it has been named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.


Newly Restored Hospital Cafeteria Now Open for Service

The cafeteria at Columbus Regional Hospital has moved back to its previous location after extensive restoration work took place post flood.


Hospital Laboratory Receives National Accreditation

Columbus Regional Hospital’s Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).


Columbus Regional Hospital Among Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety

Columbus Regional Hospital was named as a recipient of the 2010 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, indicating that its patient safety ratings are in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals, in a new study released today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.


Healthy Communities Receives Stimulus Grant

Bartholomew County, Indiana awarded $2 million as Part of the Recovery Act Prevention and Wellness Initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work.


Joint & Spine Center Recognized Nationally

The Joint & Spine Center at Columbus Regional Hospital has achieved designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and also a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery.


CRH Receives National Nursing Quality Award

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has recognized Columbus Regional Hospital with the Outstanding Nursing Quality Award, one of only six hospitals nationwide recognized.


Free Screening Offered by Lung Institute

The Lung Institute at Columbus Regional Hospital is offering a free screening on Saturday, January 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other breathing conditions.


New Process for Patient Identification

Beginning January 13, all patients in Columbus Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department will have their photo taken during the registration process.


CRH Foundation to Benefit from Local Auction

Bid on a once in a lifetime opportunity. You and a guest could be the first to stay the night at the grand opening of The Inn at Irwin Gardens, the historic Irwin Gardens’ home. Proceeds in part support Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation.


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