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Parkview Health adds PCH to electronic health record system
Thursday, January 09, 2014 2:41 PM

FORT WAYNE – Parkview Health and Paulding County Hospital announced Jan. 9 that the two will collaborate in an effort to better patient care and access to medical information through Parkview Community Connect. Parkview’s Community Connect program works to extend electronic health records to independent physicians and hospitals throughout the region. As part of this alignment, Paulding County Hospital remains independent but can tap into the same electronic health record system that Parkview facilities use.

“Availability of an electronic health record system is essential in today’s fast paced, digital world and will help us further provide excellent care to our patients and improve healthcare access for the entire community,” said Gary Adkins, CEO, Paulding County Hospital. “We are very pleased to collaborate with Parkview on this project. Access to such a robust system of records that patients and physicians can view anywhere with a secure internet connection is a great tool to have available.”

Parkview Community Connect securely connects patients and doctors into their personal electronic health record used in all Parkview hospitals, physicians’ offices and all participating independent hospitals and physician’s offices. This integrated approach was designed to help eliminate paperwork, decrease cost by eliminating duplicate tests, increase efficiency, improve patients’ quality of care and much more.

Paulding County Hospital was the first hospital to participate in Parkview Community Connect. Since May, when Parkview began communicating the availability of Community Connect, multiple northeast Indiana physician practices have signed on. Implementation of the program in Paulding County Hospital is under way in anticipation of a May 30, 2014 activation date.

Snow from private drives should not be left on state highways
Thursday, January 09, 2014 9:41 AM


Practice is illegal, hazardous

LIMA – ODOT is advising residents living on state highways to not leave snow plowed from private driveways on the highways.

Our top 10 online stories of 2013
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 3:50 PM


By MELINDA KRICK • Progress Editor

Listed below are the top 10 viewed stories read on the Progress website, www.progressnewspaper.org, during the past year. The number of pageviews was calculated by Google Analytics. Click on the headlines to view stories in their entirety.


Slideshow: Snowstorm Jan. 5-7, 2014
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 3:38 PM

A slideshow of photos submitted by readers of the Paulding County Progress during and after a winter storm that impacted the area on Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 5-7, 2014.

For nearly 48 hours, almost everything was shut down during a Level 3 snow emergency that closed roads due to blowing & drifting snow and wind chills that approached -35°.

Our thanks to all the readers and Facebook fans who shared their photos.

Level 2 snow emergency canceled
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:56 PM

As of 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 9, Paulding County has canceled its Level 2 snow emergency.

Sheriff Jason Landers said this doesn't mean that all of the roads are in the best condition at this time. There are a significant number of roads that are still snow-covered and icy. Please allow sufficient time in planning any travel. Reduce your speed while driving and give yourself plenty of stopping distance.

Area residents hibernate inside from wintry blast
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 10:37 AM

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

For many Paulding County residents, the ominous blizzard-like weather events of the past few days are all-too-familiar when they reflect on snowstorms of the late 1970s, especially the infamous Blizzard of ’78. Others remember a snowy blast that closed many county businesses in 1997.

Cindy Peters, who works in the Paulding County commissioners’ office, recalls that 1997 event that closed the courthouse. But this is extraordinary, Peters admits.