Dr. Ferdinando Mirarchi
Dr. Mirarchi, is the Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of the Institute on HealthCare Directives and the Founder of MIDEOTM (My Informed Decision on VidEO). He is the Principal Investigator of the TRIAD (The Realistic Interpretation of Advance Directives) Research Series which has been featured by the New York Times & Wall Street Journal. His research reveals there is a new nationwide patient safety risk effecting patients who have living wills, Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment orders and those who are critically ill. His TRIAD VIII study, released by the Journal of Patient Safety, is groundbreaking and reveals we can do better for patients if we incorporate video testimony into their advance care plans. Dr. Mirarchi, is also a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UPMC-Hamot in Erie PA.
George G. Couch
Dr. Jason C. Chenault
President & CEO
Safe Harbor Behavioral Health Inc.
Information Services. During his presidency, patient volumes at UPMC Hamot have reached all-time highs as the hospital continues to advance and thrive as a tertiary care center, keeping specialty care close to home. Fiorenzo has led UPMC Hamot on several major projects and initiatives including:
- $153 million in improvements to the hospital’s clinical facilities, physical plant, technology and infrastructure to improve patient care, including the construction of the Bayview Centre and the new patient lobby and healing garden.
- More than $25 million annually in community benefits, including charity care and unreimbursed amounts for programs for the poor, community health programs and donations, and medical research and education.
- Recruiting dozens of new physicians and clinical specialists, including those in women’s health, neurosurgery, pediatrics, behavioral health, pain management and critical care, as well as primary care.