"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.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Welcome to The Ronan Report

Today starts the first of my almost daily blog called, "The Ronan Report." The blog will cover a host of topics--from health care reform to happenings at WMHS. There will be personal musings as well as stories of individuals living out the mission and values of the health system. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about each entry that is posted.

Fifteen years ago today, the Western Maryland Health System was created.  We lived through many challenges during the first two years of the affiliation between Memorial and Sacred Heart Hospitals back in 1996.  Some were self-inflicted by the leadership, especially since no one had experienced such an undertaking in their career.  We eventually worked through the challenges, the fear, the discrimination, the threats and the lack of trust and gave the region a mission and values focused organization.  The culmination of the affiliation was the planning, the design, the construction and the opening of the new Western Maryland Regional Medical Center thirteen years later in November 2009.  As of April 10, 2011, the health system continues to be successful through the efforts of a wonderfully dedicated staff of employees and physicians who are focused on providing superior care for all we serve.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, Barry! Watch out, though. Blogging can be addictive. Best of luck.

    I have linked to your blog on mine.