"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.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Improving Community Health

One of the triple aims of healthcare reform is improving the health of the community we serve.  This is nothing new for us at WMHS.  We have always taken great pride in our community outreach efforts over the years.  However, it is great to see that we are adding more programs and services to meet this goal.  Our weekly internal newsletter today included information about upcoming meetings for our recently rejuvenated bariatric support group, our newly formed chapter of Save a Leg Save a Life Foundation, and our long-time Look Good Feel Better program for female cancer patients.  There were also reminders about our weekly on-site Farmers’ Market and our annual drive to collect school supplies and clothes for area youngsters who need a helping hand.  I’d say that’s a lot of activity this week to create a healthier community.

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