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

  • Jun
    28
    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.
  • Jun
    29
    Thursday
    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®.
  • Jun
    29
    Thursday
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    With aging, sleep patterns tend to change. Learn more about measures you can take to help with sleep and what your doctor can do to help.
  • Jun
    29
    Thursday
    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
    6
    Thursday
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    This class is for siblings, ages two to four years old, to prepare for the arrival of the new baby. (We recommend registering for this class one month before mom's due date.)
  • Jul
    8
    Saturday
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    An accelerated childbirth class. Topics include: labor, delivery, breathing and relaxation tecniques, medications, epidurals, and medical procedures.
  • Jul
    10
    Monday
    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.