2016: A Year in Review

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At the beginning of a new year, some look forward to what’s coming, and others spend time catching their breath and reflecting on what has been.  Both are important in making sure the upcoming year is a good one.  We all want bigger and better successes and fewer missteps.

The same holds true for Greene County Medical Center.  A review of what happened in 2016 can help set the stage for what is to come in 2017.  Here’s a short summary of major events from the past year that will impact our successes in the coming year:  

Completed our Capital Campaign

The medical center Foundation’s capital campaign, which started in 2014, successfully closed at over 100% of our goal, raising a total of $4,113,249 for the major expansion and renovation project.

Welcomed a Podiatrist

At the beginning of the year, the medical center welcomed podiatrist Dr. TimothyHolcomb to the West Central Orthopedics clinic.  He joins orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wahl, and together they offer comprehensive orthopedic, foot and ankle care.

Rolled Out New Mission & Values Statements

Over 100 employees volunteered to participate in a survey and/or a focus group to define what role the medical center should – and does – play in the larger community.  With that valuable feedback, the medical center established new mission and values statements.

Mission:

To enrich our community by providing quality, compassionate care to every patient and contributing to the well-being of every family.

Values:

Patient-Centered Care, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Empathy

Completed a Major Expansion & Renovation Project

The medical center’s major expansion and renovation project broke ground in April 2014.  The 52,000-square-foot major expansion portion of the project - which now houses ER, outpatient services and inpatient care – opened in September 2015.  Renovation began immediately in areas previously occupied by these services, and the entire project was officially completed in September 2016.

Expanded Colonoscopy Services

Dr.Thomas Martin, from the Iowa Digestive Disease Center, joined the medical center’s team of visiting specialists.  Dr. Martin is onsite once a month providing colonoscopies and endoscopies.  Counting Dr. Martin, there are now a total of 17 specialty providers coming to Greene County Medical Center at least once a month, offering services in cardiology, cataract surgery, dermatology, ENT, hepatology, hematology, oncology, orthodontia, plastic surgery, pulmonology, sleep medicine, urology and vascular surgery.

Opened a New Clinic

The Women’s Health Clinic opened in August, offering women’s health services with provider Valerie Martin, ARNP.  Services include annual exams and testing; urinary tract and vaginal infections; urinary incontinence; menopause management; pelvic pain management; pap smears; and much more.

Cared for Our Community

According to 2016 service reports, Greene County Medical Center cared for over 34,000 patients through our outpatient services, specialty clinics, ER and inpatient care.

We close 2016 looking towards the future and focusing on providing quality, patient-centered care for all who come through our doors.  Because at Greene County Medical Center, we take our vision “Always Here, Always Caring,” very seriously, and that means we take your care very seriously.

Contact us to learn more about the services and providers available at Greene County Medical Center.