"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, January 11, 2013

Making Primary Care More Convenient

You often hear people say that they never get sick so they don’t need a primary care provider or PCP.  Actually, establishing a relationship with a PCP is important for maintaining good health.  Another excuse is that they can’t get to a provider’s office because of their work schedule.  At WMHS, we recently added early evening hours at our Primary Care Center at South Cumberland Marketplace so patients can schedule appointments after work.  We want to make access to primary care more convenient and encourage people to establish an on-going relationship with a PCP.  It’s all part of our efforts to make our community healthier, which is one of the Triple Aims of health care reform.

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