"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.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Heart Healthy

The cost of caring for congestive heart failure patients has dropped dramatically as hospitals and providers seek alternatives for care of CHF patients.  The days of ER visits and the subsequent admission are much less these days.  Insurers, physicians and hospitals are  continually seeking ways to treat such patients in the most appropriate care setting starting in the home.   At WMHS, we have experienced similar successes and we are building upon that success as we make every effort to use the acute care setting as only one option for our patients.  We are finally applying the complete continuum of care that we have available for our patients.

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