"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, November 21, 2014

Five Years

This week, we celebrate the five-year anniversary of the opening of the new hospital.  It is truly remarkable as to how fast those five years have gone and how great the facility has held up.  The amount of attention that was paid to the planning, the design, the construction, the move and the opening was simply amazing.  That hard work has paid off many times over.  Aside from issues with the elevators early on, we have been free of incidents related to the construction and subsequent installation of many new systems and technology throughout the hospital campus.  

We were so fortunate to have such a committed and dedicated staff five years ago; many who are still with us today.  These people perform exceptionally in their jobs and allow us to remain ahead of many hospitals with our technological and care delivery advances.  

Over the last five years, we have been recognized by the NY Times, the American Hospital Association, the Maryland Hospital Association, the Governor of Maryland, the Maryland's Health Secretary, just to name a few.  In December, WMHS and the nine other TPR hospitals will receive the American Hospital Association's Living the Vision Award.  

Since the opening to the new hospital, we have been doing some amazing things in changing how we deliver care and ensuring that the health system continues to be viable in an ever-changing health care environment.

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