Vision Source of Farr West honored for its practices

Vision Source of Farr West has been recognized as a 2019 Best Practices honoree by CooperVision, Inc., a manufacturer of soft contact lenses.

“Being named one of CooperVision’s Best Practices is incredibly humbling, and a huge morale booster for our small practice,” said Ian Whipple, OD, Vision Source of Farr West, in a news release. “I’m looking forward to sharing our story with other practices so we all can inspire each other and continue improving the patient experience across the nation.”

Vision Source of Farr West was among 10 honorees chosen from a nationwide search.

Davis Hospital and Medical Center among hospitals to use new emergency app

Four Stewart Health Care hospitals, including Davis Hospital and Medical Center, have started using an app to assist with lifesaving care.

The app, called Twiage, gives emergency responders the ability to provide real-time patient information with hospital personnel.

The app is secured and privacy protected, according to a news release.

“This latest form of communication is accelerating patient care in the emergency department when every second counts,” said Sara Morgan, Trauma Coordinator and EMS Liaison at Jordan Valley Medical Center, in the release. “Twiage alerts our doctors about sick patients in our community before EMS even leaves the scene, allowing us to prepare the necessary resources we need at the hospital to provide the best care possible to our patients. We are excited to have this new technology to stream real time patient alerts and updates to the hospital in matters of seconds.”

UPR selected to work on initiative to bring people of different opinions together

Utah Public Radio has been selected to work on the One Small Step initiative aimed at facilitating and broadcasting conversations with people of differing political opinions.

Utah Public Radio was one of six public media stations selected.

“It’s summed up well in the title of the program,” UPR Program Director Tom Williams said in a news release. “It’s not a huge step but it’s a small step in the right direction to sponsor, to arrange conversations with people.”

UPR will be collecting stories from people throughout Utah for the project.

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