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Lorraine M. Yehlen

Vice President Patient Care Services

DCH Regional Medical Center

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DCH Regional Medical Center

809 University Blvd. E.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama,35401

United States

Company Description

DCH Health System is a not for profit health care system located in Western Alabama that consists of three hospitals providing primary health care for a seven county area. Its annual gross revenues exceed $1.25 billion with a collective average daily census of...more

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Vice President of Patient Care Services

DCHS


Director of Clinical Services

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Chief Nursing Officer

Northport Medical Center


Vice President of Patient Care Services

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center


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Lorraine M. Yehlen Joins DCH Health System as VP of Patient Care Services/CNO


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Lorraine Yehlen, DCH vice president of patient care services, said Hospira offered two solutions: rental pumps or manual injections.
She said research has proven that pumps are superior to injections. "Rental pumps are also unavailable, so the only viable option is to pursue the purchase of alternative pumps," she said. Three different pain medications - morphine, Demerol and Dilaudid - can be provided through these pumps, Yehlen said. The new pumps can be delivered by the beginning of February, she said. "If we can't get the vials for the PCA pumps, we will not be able to deliver this method of pain medication, and that would be detrimental to our patients," Yehlen said. The first phase included renovations to the operating rooms and hallways, which received new flooring, paint and wall rails."Both of these units have been in service for a while, and we try to go throughout the building and refurbish in order to replace areas that have wear and tear to make it look modern and neat," Fisher said.In addition to the two renovation projects, the board approved the purchase of 110 CareFusion patient-controlled analgesia pumps to replace Hospira pumps after the company had an interruption in the production of vials.Lorraine Yehlen, DCH vice president of patient care services, said Hospira offered two solutions: rental pumps or manual injections. She said research has proven that pumps are superior to injections."Rental pumps are also unavailable, so the only viable option is to pursue the purchase of alternative pumps," she said.The cost of the pumps will be $621,700, and DCH chief financial officer Nina Dusang said Hospira has offered a settlement of about $100,000 for the interruption.The expense was not budgeted, but Dusang said it will be recovered over time because the CareFusion vials are manufactured in a way that makes them cheaper, saving about $150,000 a year for the whole system.Dusang said the Hospira pumps were due to be replaced in about a year, and the CareFusion pumps have a useful life of about seven years.Three different pain medications - morphine, Demerol and Dilaudid - can be provided through these pumps, Yehlen said.The new pumps can be delivered by the beginning of February, she said."If we can't get the vials for the PCA pumps, we will not be able to deliver this method of pain medication, and that would be detrimental to our patients," Yehlen said. Copyright 2016 TuscaloosaNews.com - All rights reserved. Restricted use only.


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enhance patient care," said Lorraine Yehlen, vice president for patient care services.
Northport Medical Center will soon spend $638,000 on a new telemetry monitoring system to replace an outdated system that has been in place since the 1990s. The new monitoring system will be identical to the one put in place at DCH Regional Medical Center, which will allow the two hospitals to coordinate alarms and response protocols."We believe this will allow for improved training and utilization of staff across campuses, which can enhance patient care," said Lorraine Yehlen, vice president for patient care services.The DCH Health System board of directors approved the purchase at its meeting Tuesday. The health system will also pay $39,000 a year for the system's software to be updated and maintained. Copyright 2014 TuscaloosaNews.com - All rights reserved. Restricted use only.


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