Posts Tagged ‘PHS’

Celebrating 25 years of thriving

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

DSC_2876A lot has changed in home care over the last quarter century. In 1990, the idea of bringing patients with such complex medical needs home to receive care was revolutionary – today, vent-dependent children aren’t just going home on this durable medical equipment, they’re living lives filled with jobs, sports and family. Patients in need of infusion therapy don’t need to drive to the clinic multiple times a week to get their care, they’re receiving it from the comfort of their living room. (more…)

Elsa has one ventricle but plenty of heart

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015


With three brothers at home, Elsa knows how to play – chasing balls, having a particular interest in the loudest toys, and playing peek-a-boo with just about anyone who will participate.

Elsa has spent a large chunk of her two years at the hospital, but now thrives at home thanks to a team of clinicians at PHS and other providers. Barely able to sit up by herself a few months ago, she is now scooting around and moving throughout her home – a testament to the strength she has when she’s able to be near family and familiar surroundings.

“She has a lot of will to live, and you can see it in a home setting,” says Sara, Elsa’s mom. (more…)

Know the Nurses: Ida Lewis

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

If you have a home care nurse in your home, you already know what an important part of your life they become. Today in Know the Nurses, we’re introducing you to one of our home care nurse trainers, Ida Lewis, RN, who has been with PHS since September 2012. Want to learn more about the home care nursing department and how we train new hires? Check out this post.

We already know these nurses provide comprehensive, round-the-clock care for patients in their homes every day, but here are a few fun facts about Ida  you might not know.  (more…)

Eliminating paperwork for health care providers

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015


We know that as a busy health care provider, you like spending your time focusing on patients – not paperwork.  We’re always searching for new and innovative solutions to make communication more efficient and your job easier, and electronic signature capabilities through Adobe EchoSign do just that.   (more…)

Jackson Paves His Own Path

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Jackson has a big impact on just about anyone who meets him (or hears his story).

“He is a true fighter,” says his mom, Heather. “This little man doesn’t stop at anything. He is absolutely an inspiration to strangers, family and friends near and far. He truly is moving mountains and I am so proud of him.” (more…)

Patients Bring the Holiday Cheer

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and a couple of our patients are feeling the cheer! Whether they’re out delivering gifts to co-workers or seeing their Christmas wishes come true with the removal of a central line, we couldn’t help but share what they’ve been up to. You can read more about Nick’s whole story here, and learn more about Lucas here.

What holiday wishes did you or your kiddo have this year? We’d love to hear about them! (more…)

How Many Pieces of Bacon? Sharing Care by the Numbers

Friday, December 19th, 2014

As 2014 wraps up, there are countless year-end lists popping up on the internet – everything from songs to selfies of the year. To review our year of Sharing Care, we thought it would be fun to make our own list and look at this year by the numbers – and we’re happy to have a list that holds a little more meaning to us (although we don’t mind reading the other lists either). (more…)

Rockin the Holidays at PHS

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

It’s been another fantastic year at PHS – one filled with watching kiddos reach milestones and accomplish medical goals. Each person at PHS is thrilled to be a part of each child’s journey, and as we anticipate a year of celebration in 2015 when we look back on 25 years of providing care for children with medical complexities, we had to take a moment to rock. With holiday attire, of course. Kids deserve to be at home, and we are proud to have helped them be there to celebrate the holidays.

So without further adieu, take it away, PHSers! (more…)

15 Things Home Care Nurses Can Relate To

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Being a home care nurse means being present for surprises, accomplishments and a lot of fun – what else would you add to the list?


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Decreasing Paperwork for Health Care Providers

Monday, November 24th, 2014

At PHS, we know the most important aspect of your job is to spend time focused on your patients – not paperwork. So in an effort to continue to decrease the number of documents that require signature, we are now combining the Physician’s Equipment Setting document with the Statement of Medical Necessity (SMN).  Going forward, when you prescribe equipment that requires settings, your SMN for signature will contain all of the information below in one document. (more…)