Medical Center Moment - February 27, 2014

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March madness is ready to start, and for the medical center that means a big month ahead.

I’m starting March with a “Coffee with Carl” scheduled for next Tuesday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. in Jefferson at Greene Bean Coffee.  This event will complete my visits to each Greene County community.  Each session has led to good dialogue with community members.

We are still working through the bidding and contractor phase of the expansion and renovation project and are looking at a proposed groundbreaking in early April.

I hope that everyone has had a chance to look at our new website and found it easy to navigate.  You’ll find all the latest news on our front page, so visit our site often.  The medical center also does daily Facebook posts, and from now until March 31, 2014, all who like us on Facebook will be entered into a drawing for $100 in Chamber bucks.  Our Facebook postings are another way to keep our community up-to-date on medical center moments every day.

Many at the medical center are gearing up for the roll out of EPIC, a new electronic patient medical record system that is scheduled to “go live” on March 29.  We hope this will be a process that won’t be noticed by our patients, but as with any new computerized system, we anticipate check-in times, staff processes and other required safety features will make normal business a bit slower as we transition.  We are confident the resulting quality care coordination for all our patients and access to medical records regardless of where they are being cared for will be well worth the process.

The medical center will continue to move forward with our patients, visitors and community as our #1 priority.

Thank you for choosing Greene County Medical Center to take care of many of your health care needs. 

Always Here, Always Caring,
Carl Behne, CEO