Medical Center Moment - June 5, 2014

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May was a big month for the medical center as we secured an agreement with UnityPoint Clinic.  This partnership will bring a family medicine clinic to Jefferson which will strengthen the network of services offered at the medical center.  It’s an important step in our continued progression toward a care coordination network that has the patient at the center of care.

The commitment from UnityPoint Clinic, which has 128 clinics throughout the state, is a strong statement of their confidence and trust in Greene County Medical Center and the communities we serve.

Overall, we’ve had positive response from community members on this partnership and we are confident it will have a positive impact for our patients, their families and our communities.  There are many details yet to be worked out, so stay tuned.

Our building project continues to move forward as planned with only slight changes in the schedule due to the rainy weather we’ve had.  I encourage you to drive out and see the progress.  You can also follow us on Facebook and get weekly updates, or visit our website, gcmchealth.com.  It’s exciting to watch.

I am pleased with how well our “Investing in Tomorrow’s Care” capital campaign is going.  The thermometer in the front lobby keeps inching upward toward our $4 million goal.  Every gift is important — thank you for yours.

With Bell Tower just around the corner, look for the medical center’s float in the parade.  We are bringing some of the large construction equipment to you!  We are also proud that we can provide the first aid services in the east room of the courthouse on Friday and Saturday.

As I said last month, as a critical access hospital, there are many things we don’t do — like open heart surgery — but we do many diagnostic tests, treatments, lab testing, therapies, general surgeries and much more.  Choosing to have these done at Greene County Medical Center is a real benefit to the patient.  It’s also a real boost to the economy of the communities we live in.

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