05/06/2012
North Carolina Medical Journal
Media Coverage: A Hospital Driven Telepsychiatry Initiative to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

May/June 2012

North Carolina Medical Journal

In North Carolina, telepsychiatry, which uses 2-way, real-time, interactive audio/video, is improving the quality and speed of psychiatric assessments—allowing them to be readily available for all patients presenting to the emergency department with behavioral health related issues. Through The Duke Endowment and Albermarle Hospital Foundation, 7 Vidant Health Hospitals are implementing the program, with early outcomes looking very promising . Read the full article (page 228).

 

05/03/2012
Duke Today
Media Coverage: Prestigious Award Winners Announced

May 3, 2012

Duke Today

This week Duke University announced this years 14 recipients of the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship. See Full Listing.

05/01/2012
Business Leader Triad
Media Coverage: Treating Childhood Obesity-A Family Affair

May 1, 2012

Business Leader Triad

With nearly one-third of American children being overweight or obese, there is an acute need for more effective treatments. While family-based approaches to pediatric obesity are considered the gold standard of treatment, theories of the family and how it functions have not been incorporated. Family behavioral theories can provide valuable insight into the complexities of families, and, as one study found, increased use of these theories in both research and practice may help in the development of more effective treatments for childhood obesity. Read the full article.

04/29/2012
The Cheraw Chronicle
Media Coverage: South Carolina Department of Mental Health Provides Over 10,000 Telepsychiatry Consultations

Apr. 29, 2012

The Cheraw Chronicle

In South Carolina, a shortage of psychiatrists, and acute funding cuts are proving to be “mothers” of invention. Duke Endowment Vice President, Mary Piepenbring shares how innovative, real-time video and voice technologies are connecting patients, psychiatrists and emergency departments with exciting results. Read the full article.

04/16/2012
The Duke Chronicle
New Learning Center Offers "a Preview of Clinical Care Without the Pressure of Someone Else’s Health on the Line."

Apr. 16, 2012

The Duke Chronicle

With a grant from The Duke Endowment, Duke University’s School of Medicine is building a state-of-the-art medical education Learning Center. Dr. Nancy Andrews, dean of the School of Medicine, believes the facility will advance the school’s clinical training and student life. Read the full article.

04/11/2012
WCSC, Live5 News
Media Coverage: Local Hospitals to Swap Patient Records with New Program

Apr. 11, 2012

WCSC, Live5 News

Eleven emergency rooms across Charleston, SC (including those from the city’s four major hospitals) have joined forces through the Carolina eHealth Alliance to electronically share patients’ medical files. This Duke Endowment funded partnership is allowing doctors to access critical medical information and make important decisions, faster. In addition, electronically accessed test results are helping to eliminate costly redundancy, with the expectation that each ER will save roughly $1,000,000 annually. Watch the full report.

 

04/06/2012
Gaston Gazette
Media Coverage: New Covenant United Methodist Dedicates New Playground

Apr. 06, 2012

Gaston Gazette

The New Covenant United Methodist Preschool in Mount Holly held a special "Preschool Sunday" event to celebrate its newly updated classrooms, brand new playground and improved training and curriculum for teachers. The preschool offers classes for ages 2-4, and toddlers on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Read the article.

04/01/2012
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Media Coverage: Who’s Behind the Evaluation Curtain

Apr. 1, 2012

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Simply put, the purpose of evaluation is to determine if something works—but it can get pretty complicated beyond that. Bill Bacon, Duke Endowment Director of Evaluation, and a number of other evaluators from across philanthropy discuss how their roles are evolving, the value of preliminary results and mid-course corrections, and the need to creatively explore new models for evaluation. Read the full article.

03/29/2012
Charlotte Observer
Media Coverage: Months After Irene Hit, Eastern N.C. Desperately Needs Help

Mar. 29, 2012

Charlotte Observer

Seven months after Hurricane Irene sent devastating floods to the East Coast, Program Director Robb Webb spotlights the ongoing need that persists in Eastern North Carolina and the opportunity to get involved through the United Methodist Church. Read Full Article.

03/14/2012
upstatebizSC.com
Media Coverage: AnMed Health Recognized for Excellence in Employee Wellness Programs

Mar. 14, 2012

upstatebizSC.com

Working Well, a collaboration between the South Carolina Hospital Association and NC Prevention Partners has recognized the hospitals affiliated with AnMed Health for meeting its Gold standards. The honor, which recognizes hospitals for establishing a culture of wellness in the workplace, is only offered to those hospitals that meet the highest standard of excellence in all three areas of the Working Well initiative. Read Full Article.

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