"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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Center for Clinical Resources

Last week, the Center for Clinical Resources opened in Suite 300 of the Medical Office Building next to the Hospital.  In our effort to improve the health status of our community, we have established the Center for Clinical Resources.  This is a place where area residents who need help in managing their diabetes or suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF) or have respiratory issues such as COPD or need assistance in managing their anticoagulation medications can get the help they need to live their life to the fullest.  Previously, we had individual clinics in separate locations, but combining these services into one location will be of great advantage for patients, especially those with multiple health issues.

We are now seeing about 40 patients a day with the anticipation that this number will grow rapidly.  These clinics have been highly successful over the last year.  For example, CHF patients have reduced their use of hospital services by 34% over the last year and unplanned inpatient admissions for diabetic patients being monitored by our team has decreased by over 50%.  All is good.  

Congratulations and thank you to all of those involved in making the Center for Clinical Resources a reality.

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