Bowling Green, Ky. (November 18, 2016) — The Southern Kentucky Health Care Alliance was named in the national top 1 percent of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) for quality care, receiving a 100 percent quality score. Of the nearly 400 Medicare ACOs in the country, the Federal Government rated four organizations with a 100 percent quality score. Currently, Graves Gilbert Clinic is partners with 122 of the 151 physicians comprising the Southern Kentucky Health Care Alliance, and serves as the driving force of the organization’s success.
“We have always provided excellent care to our patients and community,” Graves Gilbert Clinic Inpatient Specialist and Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Kamal Singh said. “This score only serves to confirm that fact. [This] ACO has positioned the Clinic to successfully navigate the changes in healthcare, and to continue to deliver the top quality, low-cost care that our patients and their families have come to know and expect.”
Medicare annually evaluates the performance of ACOs across the nation.
Congress created the ACO Program to encourage collaboration among physicians and hospitals to improve the quality of care while reducing costs …
Graves Gilbert Clinic’s Urology Department is proud to announce the opening of their Office Surgical Suite. Limited procedures can now be performed in the comfort and convenience of an outpatient setting. The Urology Department received accreditation from the American Association of Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF Accreditation) on August 9th, 2016.
Our Office Surgical Suite meets the standards of a Class C-M ambulatory surgery facility. The Urology Department will now be able to perform surgical procedures under intravenous Propofol or six other class distinctions of anesthesia. The Urology Department features a procedure/recovery suite that is a cost saving option to an outpatient hospital occurrence, but with the same high standards of an operating room.
Graves Gilbert Clinic Urology is happy to be home to Dr. Mark Bigler, Dr. David Bergamini, Dr. Matthew Rutter, Dr. Samer Kalakish, Lauren Myrick APRN and Robin McCoy, APRN. The Urology Department physicians’ decision to obtain accreditation was out of a desire to better take care of our Graves Gilbert Clinic patients during every step of …
Graves Gilbert Clinic has broken ground on a new primary care facility in Bowling Green.
The new facility, located on Nashville Rd. near Lost River Cave, is expected to add up to 50 new jobs for the Bowling Green community, with room for 10 healthcare providers specializing in pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, and internal medicine and will house a new laboratory with state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging.
Clinic CEO Chris Thorn said the new facility will be beneficial to the community, providing care to patients on evenings and weekends in addition to the usual weekday hours.
“Additional, accessible primary care is something our community truly needs,” Thorn said, “People don’t just get sick between the hours of 8 and 5.”
Construction on the 40,000 square foot structure is set to begin immediately and will serve the people of Warren County in the manner they expect from Graves Gilbert Clinic.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Graves Gilbert Clinic wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer.
HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are infected.
The good news?
HPV can be prevented by the HPV vaccine.
Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests (called Pap tests) and follow-up care.
In honor of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Graves Gilbert Clinic encourages:
Women to start getting regular Pap tests at age 21
Women to get the HPV vaccine before age 27
Parents to make sure their pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12
Men to get the HPV vaccine if you are under age 22
Thanks to the health care reform law, you and your …