Medical Center Moment - October 2016

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In rural Iowa, October is a time to pause and be thankful for a good harvest.  It is also the perfect time for the medical center to pause and be thankful for all those who showed support, encouragement and patience during our 2 1/2 year expansion and renovation project, which is now basically complete.  Yes, you might hear that we continue with the remodeling of areas on Level B (where Public Health is located), or in a few back-of-house areas, but for the most part, what happens now is considered part of the internal day-to-day duties of our facilities management staff. 


Pausing and being thankful doesn’t mean we need to stop being good stewards of community expectations or our own mission.  We will continue to move forward with strategic initiatives and planning that keep the medical center focused on those we serve. 


Our mission, “to enrich the community by providing quality, compassionate care to every patient and contributing to the well-being of every family,” means we have to stay vigilant on patient care initiatives, financial sustainability and general practices that will keep you choosing us as your health care provider of choice.


The Iowa Hospital Association’s (IHA) fall conference, held last week, allowed many of our leadership team members to learn best practices that can help enhance the services we provide, and enhance the way we provide them.  The conference was a good example of how IHA resources prove to be good ones for our team of leaders.


Indeed, it’s a new day at Greene County Medical Center.  Our staff is committed and our mission is clear — please let us be a part of your healthcare, so together we can look forward to a robust future in healthcare for all of us in Greene County and the surrounding areas.


Always Here, Always Caring,

Carl Behne, CEO