Medical Center Moment - June 2019

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I was happy to see our Long Term Care residents, Gayle Wilson and Carl Garnett honored as LTC Queen and King at this year’s Bell Tower Festival. They were recognized at Friday night’s opening ceremony and were part of the Saturday morning parade.

Our two most recent DAISY award winners, RNs Allie Hamilton and Brenda Groves, were also in the Bell Tower Festival parade. The DAISY program is a great way for patients, residents, family or visitors to recognize the great care given by our nursing staff. The award is given twice a year, but nominations can be submitted at any time. I encourage those who have had a positive care experience to ask about the DAISY award nomination process and make a nomination for our fall award ceremony.

Heather Paris, our new chief administrative and chief financial officer, is now on campus. I look forward to introducing her to our community.

I am also pleased to announce that the Greene County Family Medicine Clinic received its Rural Health Clinic accreditation in June. This status opens up many opportunities to improve CMS cost reimbursement (the methodology used to pay the medical center for many of the services we offer) and helps with future provider recruitment and retention strategies. Meeting the many final requirements successfully was the result of a team effort by many departments and staff members. I want to publicly thank the entire team. Kudos to all.

Our mission, “To enrich our community by providing quality, compassionate care to every patient and contributing to the well-being of every family” is always front and center when the medical center makes decisions to enhance care and access for our community. I appreciate you giving us the opportunity to care for you and your loved ones.

Always Here, Always Caring,
Carl Behne, CEO