Covenant Community Pain Solutions and Amkai – Delivering Pain Management Services to Rural America

Covenant Community Pain Solutions (CCPS) brings interventional pain management to community hospitals, allowing trained physicians to provide interventional pain management procedures to people experiencing chronic lower back and leg pain in the rural hospital out-patient setting.  There are many folks in outlying communities that suffer from chronic lower back and leg pain who may not be able, or willing, to travel into large cities for treatment.  Treating patients in their hometown, at their community hospital, by physicians they know, has been a positive experience for the local populations and for the serving facilities and physicians.

 CCPS chose AmkaiSolutions for our pain program’s electronic medical record (EMR) because of the good experience our parent company, Covenant Surgical Partners, has enjoyed with AmkaiSolutions.  Its thin client enterprise architecture allows for deployment at the community hospital with the data securely hosted and maintained at the data center maximizing uptime.  The nurses and physicians in our community pain settings have shared with us how much easier Amkai is to work with compared with other EMRs they have used.  CCPS is delighted that the use of AmkaiSolutions products for our pain programs will allow us to benchmark against best practices, analyze variations from site to site, allowing our organization to constantly improve on the care we oversee, and stay abreast of the outcomes of our community constituents.

 A certified registered nurse anesthetist who works with us, but also travels and works on myriad of other EMRs, said “I was very impressed with AmkaiSolutions EMR and was starting to get much more comfortable after just a few cases.”

Covenant Surgical Partners Team CSPokes rides to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis

Covenant Surgical Partners Team CSPokes rode in the MS 150 Bike to Jack and Back in an effort to help in the fight against MS. Friends, family and vendors supported the team’s effort as they worked to raise over $2300 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid South Chapter.

Ocala Specialty Surgery Center becomes the latest Covenant Surgical Partner

Covenant Surgical Partners is happy to announce the partnership with Ocala Specialty Surgery Center in Ocala, FL.

Paramus Surgical Center goes live on Amkai Charts

Paramus Surgical Center in Paramus, NJ is the latest Covenant Surgical Partner facility to go live on Amkai Charts. Paramus is the first limited specialty center to go live on the Amkai Electronic Medical Record. PSC is licensed to perform a variety of procedures including GI, Pain Management, Orthopedic as well as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Valley Surgery Center in Evansville, IN goes live on Amkai Charts Operative Report

Valley Surgery Center in Evansville, IN becomes the latest Covenant Surgical Partner and the first Ophthalmology center to go live with the Amkai Charts Operative Report. The implementation of this functionality completes the Electronic Medical Record documentation within the center, creates efficiencies in the billing department and enhances the ability for Covenant and the Center to report on quality clinical outcomes.

99% of patients surveyed would refer a friend or relative to Covenant

The results of the latest Covenant Surgical Partners Patient Satisfaction Survey are in. With a response rate of 30% (which is well above the industry standard) 99% of patients surveyed would refer a friend or relative to a Covenant center. The survey consisted of 11 survey questions related to various topics ranging from the cleanliness and comfort of the facility to the confidence and trust they have in their physician. Compared to 2011 survey results, more patients rated their experience as Excellent in 10 of the 11 categories.

The Endoscopy Center at Gateway becomes the latest Covenant Surgical Partner to go live on the Amkai Charts EMR system

Gateway Surgery Center becomes the latest Covenant Surgical Partner to go live on the Amkai Charts EMR system. Located in Edwardsville, PA Gateway Surgery Center is the latest Covenant Center to go live on the GI Template within Amkai Charts.

Becker’s ASC Review Names 66 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know

CHICAGO—Becker’s ASC Review is pleased to announce the publication of its list, “66 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know,” which recognizes leaders of surgery center management and development companies who work to improve facility operations, expand their portfolio of partnered centers and collaborate with physicians.

These CEOs are recognized throughout the industry for their expertise on surgery center management, development, acquisition and valuation. They advocate for ASCs on a local and national level and share their company best practices with colleagues across the industry. They are known for developing strong, sustainable centers, as well as turning around failing operations — a critical task in a tough economy. Individuals were selected for this list based on inclusion in Becker’s Healthcare articles, meetings and news coverage, and research conducted by the editorial team.

Individuals do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list. There are never fees involved in Becker’s lists. Recognized CEOs are free to note their inclusion through marketing materials, website promotion, press releases and other media materials without paying a fee.

The full-length version of this list can be found online here.

About Becker’s ASC Review

Becker’s ASC Review is a bimonthly publication offering business and legal news and analysis to surgery center administrators, physicians and industry leaders. Our content is geared toward decision-makers in surgery centers, and we work to provide guidance, advice and news specifically for those key industry players. Every surgery center in the country receives Becker’s ASC Review.

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Wartburg Surgery Center becomes the latest Covenant Surgical Partner to go live on the Amkai Charts EMR system

Wartburg Surgery Center becomes the latest Covenant Surgical Partner to go live on the Amkai Charts EMR system. Located in Wartburg, Tennessee, Wartburg Surgery Center is the first Covenant Center to go live on the Pain Template within Amkai Charts.

Covenant Community Pain Solutions opens its first program in partnership with Wayne County Medical Center

May 16 – Covenant Community Pain Solutions opens its first program in partnership with Wayne County Medical Center in Waynesboro, Tennessee. Wayne Community Pain Solutions went live on May 16 with all core clinical and financial Covenant Systems.