Published on July 06, 2016

Mary Greeley Named A 'Most Wired' Hospital

Health Care's Most Wired Winner 2016AMES, Iowa -- Mary Greeley Medical Center has been a named a “Most Wired” hospital for the third consecutive year.

Mary Greeley earned “Most Wired” status in the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using telehealth to fill gaps in care; provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and expand access to medical specialists.

Mary Greeley is one of only nine Iowa hospitals named to this year’s list.

“Advanced, secure technology in the hands of skilled, compassionate people significantly contributes to the level of care provided every day to patients at Mary Greeley Medical Center,” says Brian Dieter, president and CEO of Mary Greeley. “We’re pleased to once again be named a Most Wired hospital because it demonstrates the consistency and quality of our care.”

To be named a Most Wired hospital, Mary Greeley had to meet rigorous requirements in four information technology (IT) areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.

Among the key strengths of the hospital’s IT program that helped earned Most Wired status:

  • Ability to electronically send important patient care information, such as medical history, to other health care providers, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies around the country, and to receive this information from other providers.
  • Evidence-based system alerts that allow us to provide the most up-to-date, safe and efficient patient care.
  • Electronic documentation of patient health information, which enhances coordinated care by allowing multiple providers to see patient information at the same time.
  • MyChart, a patient portal now available to Mary Greeley patients which allows patients to view health information and communicate electronically with their doctors.
  • The hospital’s ability to restore critical systems within four hours of a disaster.

The Most Wired Survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, 2016, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their information technology initiatives. The survey had 680 participants, representing more than 2,140 hospitals, or more than 34 percent of all U.S. hospitals. 

Health Connect Magazine

Health Connect Magazine

Each issue of Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Health Connect magazine is filled with compelling patient stories, the latest news on new patient care technology and programs, and helpful health information.

Subscribe

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    20
    Thursday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Information about what to expect during the beginning days of breastfeeding will be discussed to help make breastfeeding a positive experience. Current information on breast feeding will be presented.
  • Jul
    24
    Monday
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Have you been asking to stay home alone while your parent runs errands? Are your neighbors asking when you can babysit for them? Do you enjoy being with younger children? Do you want to babysit? Are you at least 11 years old? Then maybe it's time for Safe Sitter®.
  • Jul
    24
    Monday
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    This class is for siblings, age four and up, to prepare for the arrival of the new baby. (We recommend registering for this class one month before mom's due date.)
  • Jul
    26
    Wednesday
    12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
    Learn more about the services provided by palliative care and who can benefit from them.
  • Jul
    26
    Wednesday
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    This class provides the attendee with an explanation of services provided at MGMC Birthways and a walking tour of our facility and the Birthways Unit.
  • Aug
    1
    Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    This program will cover what to do if you have a fire in your home as well as general fire safety tips.
  • Aug
    1
    Tuesday
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Two week childbirth education course to prepare parents for the birth of their baby. Topics include: labor, delivery, breathing and relaxation techniques, medications, epidurals, and medical procedures.