"The Ronan Report" provides insight about the activities at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, and about the changes taking place in healthcare today from a CEO's perspective.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


As internists and family practice physicians in our community focus on their office practice and no longer admit patients to the hospital (their choice), I continue to hear in the community that WMHS is requiring inpatients to be seen only the health system's doctors.  Not true.  We have had to expand our hospital medicine program as a result of physicians making a business decision to focus on an office practice exclusively.  We have virtually doubled the number of hospitalists in the last year.  We have also added mid-level practitioners to the hospital medicine program to complement our physicians.  These men and women continue to change the face of medicine, and we are so appreciative to have them on our team.

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