"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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy 2012, everyone.  So, what will be different this new year?  Two major changes at WMHS are the addition of a new Director of Quality Initiatives, Carol Everhart, who will head up our transition to our new payment methodology, Total Patient Revenue, and all that it entails.  Also, around March our new Chief Medical Officer, George Garrow, will begin his tenure at WMHS.  These two individuals will be key as we move forward with the changes that are necessary to be successful in health care.  The concept of value over volume is real and already happening at WMHS.  Two key components are breaking down the barriers to change and ensuring that our staff are on board and committed to the significant changes that are expected.  Carol will be key with breaking down the barriers and George will be key in getting the medical staff on board with the changes in how we do business. 

I hope that you have a safe, healthy and prosperous new year.

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