Medical Center Moment - April 2017

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What a month April has been. Busy for the medical center and busy for the community.

Medical Center representatives have been out and about in the community sharing information about the impact health care changes are having and will have on our community. Whether we discussed the future model for public health services in Greene County; the impact the three Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are having on rural hospitals like ours; or what changes on a federal level to the Affordable Health Care Act mean to individuals and hospitals — we are working hard to keep the public informed about important health care issues.

In early April, I hosted Congressman Steve King at the medical center for a discussion about rural health care needs on a national level and the important role those in Washington have in providing the necessary means for sustainability of rural hospitals like ours, as well as protecting health care for our community members.

We also had another wonderful experience hosting the survivor reception at the recent Greene County Relay for Life event. We ended the month of public activity with the April 26 Community Coffee in Scranton.

The month of May will keep all of us busy with graduations for family members and loved ones. With over 250 employees, the medical center always has many May celebrations. Congratulations to all graduates!

Regardless of how busy we are at the medical center or in our communities, we never lose sight of our commitment to provide the best care to every patient, every time, so that we can contribute to the well-being of the communities we serve on a daily basis. We are Always Here, Always Caring.

Thank you for your support and for entrusting us with your care.

Always Here, Always Caring,
Carl Behne, CEO