Eduardo and I spoke on the phone and he decided to visit Cumberland to interview Dr. George Garrow, Chief Medical Officer for WMHS, and me. George and I met with Eduardo last Thursday for over an hour providing him with a perspective on how we moved from a volume-based delivery model for health care to one of value. George and Kathy then took Eduardo on a tour of our health system, highlighting those areas where we have dramatically changed how we deliver care to our patients. Eduardo was especially impressed with Dawn Snyder, our Nurse Practitioner for our Congestive Heart Failure Clinic. Dawn's photo was featured in the attached article.
Eduardo left Cumberland and said that the article would run this week and it did. It is tough to write on such a complicated subject, but Eduardo did a nice job. Thank you, Dr. Sharfstein and Eduardo Porter, for recognizing the very innovative practices that have been put in place in western Maryland as we work to meet the triple aim of health care reform (better quality, reduced cost and a healthier community).