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SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a leading surgical hospitalist company with proven results, today announced the launch of a new acute care orthopedic surgicalist services program at Memorial Hospital Los Banos (MHLB), part of the Sutter Health network. Located in the rural San Joaquin Valley of Central California approximately 60 miles south east of San Jose, MHLB is a 44-bed facility providing acute care and is the only full-service hospital serving Los Banos and the surrounding geographic areas. With the opening of this new program, residents will now have access 24/7 to acute orthopedic surgical care in their own backyard. “Surgical Affiliates is already successfully partnering with Los Banos in the hospital’s acute general surgery program, so it made sense for us to bring in a complementary orthopedic surgical team,” said Leon J. Owens, MD, FACS, CEO of Surgical Affiliates Management Group. “We have implemented these orthopedic surgicalist programs in hospitals in busy metropolitan areas and in rural locations, where the challenge of getting consistent orthopedic surgical coverage is especially difficult. This program is a long-term, sustainable approach to meeting orthopedic surgery needs in the community and ensuring consistent coverage for patients needing emergency orthopedic care.” The goal for the acute orthopedic surgery program is to have a team of orthopedic surgeons, who are focused on providing care in the community 24/7, both to patients inside the hospital, as well as those who arrive in the Emergency Department needing orthopedic care. “Our acute orthopedic program is a great partnership that will help create a long-term, sustainable approach for meeting orthopedic surgery needs in the community and ensure consistent coverage for those patients needing emergency orthopedic care,” said Pamela Mehta, MD, Surgical Affiliates’ Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. “Up until now, community residents who have found themselves in need of urgent orthopedic care would have to find that care outside the community. Now, they will be able to have their care and procedures done right here at their local hospital.” In addition to Dr. Mehta, the local physician team for this new program includes Vincent Colin, MD, and Kerisimasi Reynolds, DO. The Surgical Affiliates’ model is based on leadership from expert surgeons and executives, building outstanding surgical teams that follow evidence-based guidelines in care delivery and collaboration with the hospital staff to consistently improve patient care and safety. As a result, there is increased physician and patient satisfaction, improved clinical outcomes, reduced length of stay and decreased costs per case. Surgical Affiliates Management Group is the first and only surgical hospitalist company with published, proven results that its programs improve patient care, lower costs, reduce readmissions and enhance hospital throughput. Surgical Affiliates’ System of Care© is a permanent solution to the challenge of providing integrated, 24/7 hospital-based surgical teams and one that raises the level of hospital performance across the board, preparing these facilities for the world of pay-for-performance and accountable care models. Surgical Affiliates provides trauma, orthopedic and acute care surgery programs in hospitals ranging from rural facilities to large community hospitals to multi-hospital systems. For more information, visit the Surgical Affiliates website at http://samgi.com.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arnot Health, Inc. (AHI) selected Harris Healthcare ED PulseCheck for a state-of-the-art, fully integrated Emergency Department Information System (EDIS). In February, Harris Healthcare successfully implemented the initial “Go Live” phase with Arnot Health Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital ED. The St. Joseph Hospital “Go Live” launch is scheduled for March, immediately following with Arnot Ogden Medical Center in April. AHI’s aim was to expand on its value of excellence for the highest clinical quality, patient safety, and patient, physician and employee satisfaction. With the existing Harris Healthcare QCPR Electronic Health Record partnership, ED PulseCheck was integrated to support its goals of improving Emergency Department efficiency and patient care across all three facilities. Executive Vice President for Harris Healthcare Clinical Solutions, Santina Allen, said, “We have successfully integrated two of our market-leading products. The bi-directional exchange of patient data between Harris Healthcare’s ED PulseCheck and QCPR Electronic Health Record gives AHI the specialized workflows they need to meet the fast-paced demands of the ED as well as a single comprehensive patient record across the care continuum.” Gregg Martin, Chief Information Officer, Arnot Health, said, “I am thrilled to have the level of collaboration and response of the Harris Healthcare QCPR and ED PulseCheck integration teams. Harris Healthcare has a proven best in KLAS level EDIS and EHR integrated solution. I’m pleased with the level of client support Harris Healthcare provided throughout the process. These combined solutions will optimize Arnot Health’s critical care environments so that transfer of patient data, such as medication orders, medication history and allergies, occur in real-time. This decreases issues with double entries or errors as patients are transferred from the ED to inpatient/outpatient care.” Harris Healthcare QCPR is a comprehensive, fully integrated and patient-centric ONC-ACB Certified electronic health record (EHR) solution which provides robust clinical decision support and promotes best practices. The solution can be implemented along the entire continuum of care from the Ambulatory clinic to the Acute Care Areas to Home Care. Harris Healthcare recognizes the unique needs and challenges of specialized care areas such as the Emergency Department and added ED PulseCheck to complement its portfolio. PulseCheck is the high-performance EMR module that helps hospitals improve quality of care measures in the emergency department. It provides full ED clinical documentation, so clinicians can better manage the unique ED workflow, drive clinical quality of patient care, and improve charge capture and financial performance. Harris Healthcare’s QCPR and ED PulseCheck solutions seamlessly work hand in hand sharing data to improve patient safety, efficiency, clinical outcomes, and financial performance. QCPR, an enterprise level EHR, alongside ED PulseCheck, a best-of-breed clinical solution, really provide a “best of both worlds” solution for the Healthcare Enterprise. Arnot Ogden Medical Center, located in Elmira, NY and founded in 1888, is a not-for-profit, 266-bed tertiary medical facility offering specialty services including, cardiovascular care, cancer care, women's health services, emergency medicine and surgical services. Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, located in Bath, NY and founded in 1910, is a not-for-profit 35-bed acute care hospital offer ancillary services and emergency medicine. The campus also hosts a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, Taylor Health Center. St. Joseph's Hospital, located in Elmira, NY and founded in 1908 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, New York, is a not-for-profit Catholic 125-bed acute care hospital specializing in orthopedic care, physical rehabilitation, transitional care, behavioral science and alcohol rehabilitation. The campus also hosts an 85-bed skilled nursing facility. Arnot Medical Services is a multispecialty physician group associated with Arnot Health offering care throughout the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Tier of Pennsylvania in the areas of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Endocrinology, ENT, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Rheumatology, Women's Health and Wound Care. With a 30-year history as a healthcare IT provider, Harris Healthcare brings the brightest and most comprehensive solutions, all under one umbrella. Companies throughout the United States and Canada benefit because Harris Healthcare brings the complete package with a complete set of solutions. We streamline processes, increase productivity and drive positive clinical outcomes. Harris Healthcare QCPR includes 900 professionals who support clients at more than 1,200 healthcare facilities and ED PulseCheck solutions facilitate more than five million emergency care visits a year. For additional details, please visit Harris Healthcare business unit websites: quadramed.com and picis.com.


The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Joseph Mignone, MD, Medical Oncologist, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Joseph Mignone is a highly trained and qualified physician with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work, especially internal medicine, hematology, palliative care medicine, and integrative oncology. Dr. Mignone has been in practice for 14 years and is currently serving patients within 21st Century Oncology in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Joseph Mignone graduated Cum Laude from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, before gaining his Medical Degree in 1997 from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency and Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Mignone is triple board certified in Palliative Care, Internal Medicine, and in Medical Oncology. Dr. Mignone currently serves on the cancer committee for the University of Florida and Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Department of Medical Quality Review and Clinical Professional Review Committee. He also serves as Clinical Practice Vice Chair of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Mignone maintains professional memberships with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the Duval County Medical Society, the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and is a Board Member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He attributes his success to the relationship he builds with his patients, and when he is not working, Dr. Mignone enjoys playing tennis and traveling. Learn more about Dr. Mignone here: https://www.21co.com/ and be sure to read his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. FindaTopDoc.com is a hub for all things medicine, featuring detailed descriptions of medical professionals across all areas of expertise, and information on thousands of healthcare topics.  Each month, millions of patients use FindaTopDoc to find a doctor nearby and instantly book an appointment online or create a review.  FindaTopDoc.com features each doctor’s full professional biography highlighting their achievements, experience, patient reviews and areas of expertise.  A leading provider of valuable health information that helps empower patient and doctor alike, FindaTopDoc enables readers to live a happier and healthier life.  For more information about FindaTopDoc, visit http://www.findatopdoc.com


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Radiology Associates, Inc., (RAI) Jeffersonville, Ind., has joined Strategic Radiology’s national coalition of 26 private radiology group practices representing more than 1,400 radiologists across the United States. “Radiology Associates is an important addition as we focus on growing our national footprint by attracting like-minded, quality-focused practices,” said Arl Van Moore, Jr., MD, FACR, the chairman of Strategic Radiology. “Strategic Radiology is uniquely positioned to offer smaller practices that wish to remain independent access to the quality, subspecialty, and operational infrastructure that only a large national organization can provide.” Radiology Associates is Southern Indiana’s premier radiology practice. Founded in 1969, its 25 board-certified radiologists serve patients in hospital settings in Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Corydon, Ind., as well as in Louisville and Elizabethtown, Ky. It also operates an outpatient imaging center in partnership with Baptist Floyd Hospital. Under the leadership of President Craig S. Kamen, MD, RAI had been seeking an affiliation with a larger organization with which to share quality data and benchmarks. “Due to the increasing complexity of health care, we knew an affiliation with a national organization was important to improving service on the ground for our clients,” said Christopher J. Day, MD, MBA, partner and CFO, RAI. “In affiliating with Strategic Radiology, we preserve our independent radiology group practice model, which we believe to be in the best interest of the patients, physicians, and hospitals we serve.” About Strategic Radiology Affiliate Program Strategic Radiology is a national coalition that seeks to achieve higher quality patient care and more cost-efficient medical imaging through shared data and clinical expertise. Affiliates have access to radiology’s only AHRQ-listed Patient Safety Organization, a GPO, subspecialized night reads, Quality Forums, and other products and services. About Radiology Associates Radiology Associates physicians serve patients at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, Ind., Kindred Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Baptist Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind., Priority Radiology in New Albany, Indiana, Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind., and Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Radiology groups interested in learning more about affiliating with Strategic Radiology can access additional information and connect with an SR contact through the organization’s website at: http://www.strategicradiology.org.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Cities across the nation are vying to attract millennials. Surprisingly, one rural community in Eastern Idaho is home to one of the country’s largest groups of young talent – branding itself “Millennial City USA.” Over 81% of the 26,000 people living in Rexburg are under 30, and the median age is 22 – 15 years younger than the national average. The growth of 18 to 35-year-olds is projected to continue: the Idaho Department of Labor estimates the millennial population in Eastern Idaho will expand 26% by 2025, compared to less than 3% nationally. What draws young people to this rural region? Many graduate from Brigham Young University Idaho (BYUI) and Idaho State University (ISU) to reside in the Eastern Idaho Innovation Corridor, home to the Idaho National Laboratory and companies including Melaleuca and Progrexion. Millennials also enjoy year-round outdoor recreational opportunities at nearby Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. To retain and grow this coveted population, economic development leaders have launched a multi-phase research effort: “So much has been written about what urban millennials want, but this is the first time anyone has formally studied rural millennials to learn what drives them,” says Jan Rogers, president of the Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI), which just completed a survey and focus group series with its millennial population. Here are some initial findings: According to Hope Morrow, regional economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, the region’s three fastest growing industries are in the areas of finance, science/technology and healthcare. The Idaho National Laboratory – the top nuclear national lab in the nation – is a major employer. “With an abundance of outdoor recreation activities, education and career opportunities as well as a safe, family-friendly environment, Rexburg’s millennial population is flourishing -- creating a unique opportunity for businesses and another incredible asset for the state of Idaho,” said Megan Ronk, director of the Idaho Department of Commerce. The region’s low cost of living is also an incentive for millennials to raise families in Eastern Idaho. “Eastern Idaho has not only offered the professional opportunities that my wife and I need to make a good living, but it also offers the work-life balance that is important to us,” says millennial Mark Baker, who works as director of marketing for the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot. “It’s not uncommon for us to wake up on a Saturday morning and say, ‘Let’s go explore Yellowstone today!’” The opportunities for career growth and skyrocketing BYUI enrollment numbers point to a further rise in Eastern Idaho’s millennial population, and the region is changing to adapt to the influx. There are plans for investments in new retail shopping, restaurant space and condo living, along with new sports fields and venues to host shows and concerts. The Snake River Landing Convention Center is projected to begin construction this year. “Rexburg is home to many young scholars who are passionate about living and working in this unique region,” says Jerry Merrill, Mayor of Rexburg, Idaho. “Our small town community appeals to a massive group of millennials because of their access to higher education, career opportunities, affordability and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. They feel welcome and excited to interact here,” he said. In tandem with the “Millennial City USA” theme, REDI has launched a social media campaign to tell the story of Eastern Idaho’s attractions and lifestyle assets through the eyes of rural millennials. It can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. About Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho The Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) represents the economic interests of the 14-county Eastern Idaho area. The region is nestled between one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 and two national parks – Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. The cities of Idaho Falls and Pocatello are ranked as the 4th and 5th largest cities in Idaho and are approximately 45 miles apart. With a combined population of 366,611, the region has the second largest workforce in Idaho with approximately 183,381 employees. http://www.EasternIdaho.org   ###


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Amanda M. Hadley, RN to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Amanda M. Hadley is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator with more than 35 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially hospice care. Amanda is currently serving as a Nurse Educator within Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, Texas and is also affiliated with Uvalde Memorial Hospital, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, and the University Health System, San Antonio. Amanda M. Hadley graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1979 from the University of Texas. An advocate for continuing education, Amanda attended the University of Incarnate Word, where she earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a focus on Guidance Counseling in 2009. Amanda video conferences for the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, teaching nursing from a distance. Furthermore, she serves as a Community Health Board Member for the Faculty Association of the Southwest Texas Junior College, and keeps up to date with the latest advances in her field through her professional membership with the Texas Community College Teachers Association. For her excellence, Amanda is the recipient of a Faculty Associate Teaching Excellence Award in 1988, and a Outstanding Faculty Award in 2007. She attributes her success to her determination, and her parents insistence on education. Learn more about Amanda M. Hadley here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4134884/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | February 23, 2017
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The results of a major study on the safety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic procedure for patients with implantable cardiac devices were published today in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Robert Biederman, MD, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular MRI Center at Allegheny General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute, co-authored the study. AGH, part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), was one of just 19 medical centers nationwide to participate in the study – and the only hospital in western Pennsylvania. The study, performed from 2009 to 2014, examined a total of 1,000 pacemaker and 500 implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) cases using MRI. Researchers reported no deaths, lead failures or ventricular arrhythmias. “MRI is simply too important a diagnostic tool not to be able to have it in our arsenal to evaluate and help determine the best treatment for patients who have implanted devices,” said Dr. Biederman. “For years, we had what are essentially two life-saving technologies – MRI and implantable devices – that could not be in the same room together. The findings of this study, though, should help solve this critical dilemma. Hospitals like AGH with advanced capabilities can safely perform MRI on this patient population.” The New England Journal of Medicine article states that an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. and additional 6 million worldwide have implantable cardiac devices that, until now, would have been considered incompatible with MRI because of concerns that the powerful magnetic and radio frequency fields generated during MRI might damage the implanted device and harm the patient. The study also notes that at least half of those patients are expected to require an MRI at some point during their lifetime. Patients with implanted cardiac devices who are referred for MRI undergo an extensive evaluation of their cardiovascular health and level of device dependence. Once a patient is cleared to undergo MRI at AGH, Dr. Biederman and his team perform a baseline device interrogation and then convert the pacemaker to a safer mode of operation for the length of the test. If patients are determined to be non-pacemaker dependent under baseline conditions, the device may be turned off completely while the imaging takes place. During the procedure, a patient’s heart rhythm is monitored in real-time in the MRI suite and the entire process is closely supervised by Dr. Biederman, a cardiovascular physicist and the Cardiovascular MRI Center’s team of nurses and technologists. Once the MRI is completed, the implanted device is reprogrammed to its original settings. In a subsequent study conducted at AGH, Dr. Biederman found that MRI is not just safe for patients with implantable cardiac devices, but also effective. The research, believed to be the first ever focused solely on the value of MRI in this patient population, was presented last year at the annual Society of Cardiovascular MRI Scientific Sessions meeting in Los Angeles. “This ongoing study has shown that using MRI on patients with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators has added substantial clinical value to patient diagnosis and subsequent patient management, justifying the risk of the procedure,” said Dr. Biederman. AGH specialists evaluated 157 patients, including 114 neurology/neurosurgery cases, 36 cardiovascular cases and seven musculoskeletal cases. For 88 percent of the neurology/neurosurgery cases, the MRI scan added value to the final diagnoses – with 18 percent of those cases seeing a change to the original diagnoses thanks to the use of MRI. And 92 percent of the cardiac cases saw a benefit from the use of MRI, while 100 percent of the musculoskeletal cases realized a benefit from using MRI. Additionally, Dr. Biederman reported, there were no adverse clinical events associated with it for any of the patients studied. Allegheny Health Network, part of Highmark Health, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is comprised of eight hospitals, including its flagship academic medical center Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Valley Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital, Forbes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, Westfield Memorial Hospital and West Penn Hospital; a research institute; Health + Wellness Pavilions; an employed physician organization, home and community based health services and a group purchasing organization. The Network employs approximately 17,000 people and has more than 2,400 physicians on its medical staff. The Network also serves as a clinical campus for Temple University School of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Continuing its tradition of being at the forefront of cardiac care in the region, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), is the only medical center in western Pennsylvania participating in a clinical trial to see if a less-invasive technique called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is as effective as open heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis at low-risk for surgery. The Edwards Lifesciences PARTNER 3 trial will include approximately 1,200 patients at up to 65 sites across the country, including AGH. Patients who qualify will receive the SAPIEN 3 valve via TAVR or undergo open heart surgical valve replacement, which is currently the standard of care. “This trial has the potential to change the standard of care in low-risk patients,” said Stephen Bailey, MD, Director of Cardiac Surgery at AGH and the hospital’s principal investigator for the trial. “If TAVR is found to be an effective treatment alternative in this new subset of patients, it could expand its utilization considerably across the country. Patients will be followed for 10 years to help ensure that this newer approach has comparable, exceptional, long-term performance.” Aortic stenosis – a severe narrowing of the aortic valve of the heart – forces the heart to work harder to push blood through the damaged aortic valve, eventually weakening the heart muscle. Aortic stenosis can cause fainting, chest pain, heart failure, irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and cardiac arrest. TAVR is a less-invasive treatment for heart valve disease that involves replacing the damaged aortic valve with a new one while the heart continues to beat on its own. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally approved TAVR in 2011, providing a new viable option for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high-risk for undergoing open heart surgery. Last year, the FDA approved TAVR for patients with severe aortic stenosis at intermediate-risk for undergoing open heart surgery. According to organizers of the PARTNER 3 trial, nearly 80 percent of all surgical aortic valve replacements (SAVR) are currently done in patients with severe aortic stenosis at low-risk for surgery. “TAVR means no major chest incision, less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal activity,” said David Lasorda, DO, Director of Interventional Cardiology at AGH. “It could become the new preferred approach for patients.” In October, doctors at AGH performed the hospital’s 500th TAVR procedure, and in 2015 they were the first in western Pennsylvania to implant the latest-generation SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve (THV), which includes a major design change to minimize leakage around the valve. AGH was among the first medical centers in the country to offer two varieties of the minimally invasive valve replacement technique. In transfemoral TAVR, the femoral artery serves as a conduit to access the heart. Surgeons make a small incision in the groin and use a catheter to guide the replacement valve through the femoral artery to the heart. With transapical or transaortic TAVR, a catheter is inserted through a small chest incision that provides direct access into the heart, providing a new option for patients with smaller or diseased peripheral blood vessels who may not be candidates for the transfemoral approach. For more information about the trial at AGH, please contact Kenneth Rayl at kenneth.rayl(at)ahn.org or call 412.359.6860. Allegheny Health Network, part of Highmark Health, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is comprised of eight hospitals, including its flagship academic medical center Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Valley Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital, Forbes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, Westfield Memorial Hospital and West Penn Hospital; a research institute; Health + Wellness Pavilions; an employed physician organization, home and community based health services and a group purchasing organization. The Network employs approximately 17,000 people and has more than 2,400 physicians on its medical staff. The Network also serves as a clinical campus for Temple University School of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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“Here I Am, God; Where Are You?”: an encouraging and compassionate anthology of poetic prayers and scripture that serves as a beacon of hope for hospital patients and their loved ones. “Here I Am, God; Where Are You?” is the creation of published author, John M. Robertson, whose years as a hospital chaplain prompted him to write this devotional for patients. “Serving as chaplain at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital has allowed me to look into the eyes and lives of patients whom words cannot describe,” John writes. “I have tried to put some basic feelings, expressed and unexpressed, into a few simple prayer poems along with some of God’s promises from his holy Word.” Published by Christian Faith Publishing, John M. Robertson’s new book is a pocket companion that helps guide patients through the emotional high and low points experienced while under care. This book of poetry and scripture can be used by those who find themselves very alone facing uncertainty, fear, and pain, and who have no words to describe what they are feeling. The text within aims to provide understanding, comfort, hope and assurance for those feeling isolated. Using scripture passages alongside of poetic prayers the author enables a patient to walk through the typical experiences every hospital patient endures. Perceptive and gifted in phraseology, Robertson pens thoughts and feelings that become daily companions for the patient who wants to say something to God but doesn't know how. View a synopsis of “Here I Am, God; Where Are You?” on YouTube. Consumers can purchase“Here I Am, God; Where Are You?” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or inquiries about “Here I Am, God; Where Are You?”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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