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Friday, October 9, 2015

Showcasing WMHS

The other evening, WMHS hosted the Maryland Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association for a reception. The attendees were mostly Chief Financial Officers from Maryland hospitals and their financial teams. They were at Rocky Gap for a three-day meeting.  We had around 200 attendees at the reception and, to a person, they were amazed at what we have accomplished both structurally and in our care delivery model.
In addition to hosting the reception for around 180 of the attendees, Kim Repac and I served on two different panels.  Kim's panel was related to the formation of the Trivergent Health Alliance and I discussed our shift from fee for service to value-based care delivery. 

Being able to show off our hospital to others from around the state was a lot of fun.  Those who attended the reception also wanted to know about our fabulous caterer in Cumberland who could put on such a wonderful event.  It brought great pleasure to our team to tell the group that the "so called" caterer was our own food service staff at WMHS.  John, Mary Jo, Tara and the team do an exceptional job with such events and they instill a great deal of pride in me with all that they accomplish.  

Thank you's go out to John Wilson and his team; Michele Martz for organizing so many aspects of the HFMA meeting and activities, the Finance folks at WMHS for their involvement in the meeting and planning some of the events, Kathy Rogers for conducting tours of WMHS for our out-of-town guests and John Sensabaugh for his AV expertise at the reception.  I continue to say how blessed I am to be surrounded by so many phenomenal people.

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