Archive for January, 2010

FHP Health Center Offers Computerized Radiography for Patients

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

FHP Health Center Offers Computerized Radiography for Patients

Tamuning, GU—A little over a year after introducing the General Electric CT Scan Machine for its patients at the FHP Health Center, the FHP Radiology department has taken another step into advances in technology by introducing a FUJI Computerized Radiography System and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) for its services.
“With our Computerized Radiography System, we are now able to provide digital quality x-rays to better diagnose and treat our patients,” said Gerry Patricio, BS, RDMS, RVT, FHP Health Center. After a patient is x-rayed, the x-ray imaging plate is run through a special laser scanner that reads and digitalizes the image instead of taking an exposed film into a darkroom for developing in chemical tanks or an automatic film processor. “The digital image can then be viewed and enhanced using software that has functions very similar to other conventional digital image-processing software, such as contrast, brightness, filtration and zoom.”

The new technology is also safer for patients because the radiation dosage for the patient is also drastically reduced. The digitized image data, which includes other imaging services the clinic provides like CT Scans, Ultrasounds and Echocardiograms, are stored on a clinic-wide picture archiving and communication network or PACS network.
Established in 1972, TakeCare Insurance Company Inc. is a privately held consumer
health organization delivering solutions that enhance people’s lives. The company fulfills
this mission through its medical and dental insurance products covering a combined 25,000 lives as well as providing U.S. standard health care through its stand alone, full service FHP medical, dental and optometry clinics.

TakeCare consistently ranks in the Top 10 of the Deloitte and Touche/Guam Business list of top companies in Micronesia. TakeCare’s innovative and comprehensive health insurance products combined with its full service FHP health care clinics make it the total solution in healthcare for its members and patients.
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TakeCare Insurance Company, Inc. Positioning for Healthcare Reform 2010

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Contact
Christine Restuvog Quinata
Marketing Communications Lead
Phone 300-7123
Mobile: 727-8986

For Immediate Release
December 29, 2009

TakeCare Insurance Company, Inc. Positioning for Healthcare Reform 2010

Tamuning, GU—TakeCare has recently made organizational changes to its health insurance company and the FHP Medical Center structures in order to position itself for healthcare reform including the introduction of new leadership within the organization. While remaining a single company, under the new organization, the FHP Health Clinic and TakeCare Insurance products are now distinct strategic business units that are uniquely structured, funded and staffed to deliver certainty of performance while embracing the changes healthcare reform will bring.

“It’s clear that some form of healthcare reform will take place. These changes will present challenges and opportunities to America’s health insurers as well as clinics and hospital across the Nation,” said Joseph Husslein, president and CEO of TakeCare. “As a company that provides health insurance as well as the delivery of health care, TakeCare and FHP are uniquely positioned for the opportunities health care reform will bring and are proactively preparing itself accordingly,” he said.

According to Husslein, this realignment enables clarity of purpose, greater efficiency and quicker response to customer expectations and market challenges. “TakeCare is constantly sensitive and responsive to the changing needs of our members and patients,” he said.

Leading TakeCare’s health insurance services is Dorian Winconek, who will join the organization as the new Health Plan Administrator. He was employed with a leading national, health insurance and health care delivery corporation during his career. His professional experience ranges from the Director of Managed Care & Physician Practice Business Unit at Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Director of Finance, Credit and Chief Executive Officer and Administrator of ECG & Surgicenter Group, Inc. He holds his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

The new FHP Clinic Administrator, Richard Schnitzer, brings over 30 years of experience building healthcare organizations, developing management teams and significantly improving operational excellence in the healthcare industry. He spent several years at MacNeal Hospital in Illinois where he successfully planned, developed, opened and managed two Women’s Healthcare and Wellness Centers, which Time magazine reported was “one of only a few real women’s centers in the country.”

A Corporate Services Group has been established to support the marketing, business development and product enhancement functions for these strategic business units. The Group will also develop new product lines for local and international markets. The company continues to be one of the larger employers of our local community, employing approximately 350 people.

“New investment in employee training is also underway, with the goals of strengthening personal, team and business unit focus and productivity, while fostering stronger company-wide synergies and innovation,” Husslein stated.

Established in 1972, TakeCare Insurance Company Inc. is a privately held consumer health organization delivering solutions that enhance people’s lives. The company fulfills this mission through its medical and dental insurance products covering a combined 45,000 lives as well as providing U.S. standard health care through its stand alone, full service FHP medical, dental and optometry clinics.

TakeCare consistently ranks in the Top 10 of the Deloitte and Touche/Guam Business list of top companies in Micronesia. TakeCare’s innovative and comprehensive health insurance products combined with its full service FHP health care clinics make it the total solution in healthcare for its members and patients.

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Dr. Steven Tucker Joins TakeCare Provider Network as a Visiting Oncologist Consultant

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Contact
Gina Ramos
Senior Manager
Phone 300-7772/7123
FaxL 647-3547

For Immediate Release
December 10, 2009

Dr. Steven Tucker Joins TakeCare Provider Network as a Visiting Oncologist Consultant

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Tamuning, GU – Dr. Steven Tucker, a leading U.S. trained medical oncologist who currently serves as a consultiant at the Pacific Cancer Centre in Singapore, is joining TakeCare Insurance Company’s provider network as a visiting medical oncologist consultant. During his visit to Guam, Dr. Tucker will be seeing patients at the FHP Health Center, TakeCare’s full service medical clinic located in Tamuning. Dr. Tucker will be available for consultation on December 15 and 16, 2009, returning for follow-up consultations starting in January 2010 and throughout the year.

“As testament to our unwavering focus in providing accessible and affordable healthcare, TakeCare is pleased to ensure that our customers, and the island, receive oncology services of the highest standards through a provider with such esteemed credentials as Dr. Tucker.” said Joseph Husslein, President and CEO of TakeCare Insurance Company.

Dr. Steven Tucker has been widely recognized as the Director of the Prostate & Genitourinary Oncology Program at The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute in Santa Monica, California. In addition, Dr. Tucker served as Attending Physician at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.

US-Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Dr. Tucker earned his
Medical degree in 1994 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine; completed
his postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine, Oncology, Hematology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences; and has served as a Guest Investigator at the Rockefeller University in New York City.

Established in 1972, TakeCare Insurance Company Inc. is a privately held consumer health organization delivering solutions that enhance people’s lives. The company fulfills this mission through its medical and dental insurance products covering a combined 25,000 lives as well as providing U.S. standard health care through its stand alone, full service FHP medical, dental and optometry clinics.

TakeCare consistently ranks in the Top 10 of the Deloitte and Touche/Guam Business list of top companies in Micronesia. TakeCare’s innovative and comprehensive health insurance products combined with its full service FHP health care clinics make it the total solution in healthcare for its members and patients.

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