Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

April 23, 2024

This month we covered a “critical care operation worth watching.” When I’m not wearing my Editor-in-Chief hat for Healthcare Purchasing News, you will often find me watching a television series or a movie. And, of course, in true modern-day fashion, I’m obsessively looking up information on the next season or what other projects the actors are working on now.

Sometimes, I feel impatient waiting for certain media to drop (I’m looking at you, James Cameron and the Avatar films). Nevertheless, I’m always looking for updates online about the next big movie from certain actors or if a series I love has been renewed.

In my role at HPN, I’m doing something similar. I’m keeping tabs on different departments at hospitals across the country via press releases, articles, podcasts, and videos to see what new and innovative things they are implementing. Yet, in healthcare, I tend to be more patient.

On page 10, Columbus, Ga.-based Piedmont Columbus Regional is featured in a Q&A with HPN about its expansion plans for its ICU and the impact it will have on the community. Founded in 1836, Piedmont Columbus Regional is a healthcare provider in west Georgia serving the Columbus, Ga. area with a network of health and medical services through its two hospital campuses. Piedmont Columbus Regional joined the Piedmont system on March 1, 2018.

During COVID, it became apparent to leaders at the organization that more space was needed, and they took action. The project will be completed in two years’ time and will now be able to provide the community with the most up-to-date ICU environment.

Piedmont Columbus Regional is certainly an operation worth watching over the next few years. The interviewees also give insight into other projects and initiatives at the organization.

HPN plans to feature more stories like this one moving forward so our readership can learn from their peers and see what is happening in hospitals across the U.S. 

We have one more exciting announcement for the brand this month. HPN is launching its podcast, Healthcare Hodgepodge, later this month. The podcast will feature interviews with industry experts and article reads across our many verticals. Hosts of the podcast will include Janette Wider, Editor-in-Chief; Matt MacKenzie, Associate Editor; and Chris Driscoll, Publisher. Healthcare Hodgepodge will be available on your favorite podcasting app—subscribe today so you don’t miss the first episode!

Finally, if your department is doing something that is “worth watching,” reach out to me at [email protected] or connect with me on LinkedIn.