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At the Hospitals: July 13, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Appoints Vice Chairman of Orthopaedics

Lebanon — Orthopedic surgeon David S. Jevsevar, medical director of Orthopaedic Clinical Program Development for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, has been named vice chair of orthopaedics and director of the soon-to-be developed Arthritis Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

In his roles at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Jevsevar will manage the day-to-day clinical affairs of the orthopedics department.

As director of the Arthritis Center, he will work toward building a multi-specialty team of clinicians focused on improving outcomes using GreenCare principles: a team-based care model. He will be charged with replicating GreenCare at sites beyond DHMC.

Jevsevar is also the director of surgical services for Intermountain’s Southwest Region in St. George, Utah. His experience includes service as the chief of orthopaedics and chief of surgery for the Air Force, based at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. He is a 1984 graduate of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. He earned his medical degree in 1988 from Georgetown University, and an MBA from Auburn University in 2004. He trained in residencies in orthopedic surgery at Tufts University and Allegheny General Hospital; he also earned a research fellowship in the Neuman Laboratory at MIT and at the Biomotion Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical practice, in St. George, focuses on knee and hip arthroplasty.

Jevsevar is chairman of the Evidence Based Quality and Value Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also chairman of the academy’s Clinical Practice Guideline Workgroup on the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Western Orthopaedic Association and Orthopaedics Overseas.

He will start at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in October. Jevsevar will also hold a teaching and research appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

Mt. Ascutney Launches Patient Portal Website

Windsor — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center recently launched an online portal that will allow patients to access their medical information at any time.

Portal-registered patients can send their health care providers non-emergency questions and information; view scheduled appointments and request new ones; review and print portions of the medical record, such as visit summaries, medications, immunizations, allergies, most lab results, and patient education information.

The web-based portal will also provide an additional way for providers to send patients information, such as health care reminders, procedure and test results, and questions. For doctors and health care teams, having a unified electronic health record provides integrated patient information across all venues of care, allowing doctors to collaborate with each other for improved patient outcomes, the hospital said in a recent news release.

“It empowers and encourages patients to be more involved in managing their health and medical care,” Kevin W. Donovan, hospital CEO, said. “For health care providers, it supplies them with the most current patient information so they’re able to provide the highest quality care possible.”

Patients can request enrollment for the portal online at www.mtascutneyhospital.org/mymahhc, or ask the hospital’s registration or front desk staff in person.

Gifford Midwifery Team To Hold Open House

Randolph — An open house to introduce new members Gifford’s midwifery team is set for July 24, from 4-7 p.m., in The Family Center beside Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery off South Main Street in Randolph.

The event will include free health advice, door prizes and refreshments, and may also include tours of the Birthing Center. In addition to the midwives, lactation consultant and childbirth educator Nancy Clark will be available to discuss topics such as breastfeeding and child development. Alison White, a photographer and Gifford vice president of patient care services, will offer belly photos for pregnant women. For more information, call 802-728-2401. — Compiled by Aimee Caruso