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If accountable care organizations are the future of healthcare delivery, few are better positioned than Signature Healthcare.
At Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence, technologies and practices are innovative and care is patient-centered.
Pinnacle Health is helping patients and health care providers make the right choices as change sweeps through the U.S. medical system.
Pinnacle Health has seen a lot of changes in the healthcare landscape since its beginnings in 1997, but few have been as dynamic as those taking place right now. Founder and CEO Paul Brough is excited about the new emphasis in the federal healthcare law on putting the patient at the center of the healthcare process.
When Signature Healthcare President Kim Hollon took the reins of the organization almost three years ago, his first job was to establish a healthy — both financially and culturally — organization. He implemented a lean management system with the goal of empowering medical staff and employees to work together to solve problems, improve quality, increase efficiency and grow services.
Ask anyone in health care who Shields Health Care Group is and you may hear “The MRI guys.” Ask President Tom Shields and you’d get a different answer. The business leader, who oversees the statewide network, tells a story of a strategically built system that started as one center and is still growing. He’d describe corporate culture — quality, value, family — and how it’s emulated in every Shields location. He’d speak about trust — something the top healthcare organizations in the nation place in Shields Health Care daily. And he’d talk growth strategy because for this President, it’s only the beginning of what he recognizes as the greatest opportunity in the past 25 years. Collaboration is the name of the game, and Shields Health Care Group is winning.
By now, the obesity epidemic and the accompanying increase in the occurrence of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and common cancers have become old news. How is the healthcare system responding to this crisis?
Five experienced physicians treat adult and pediatric pain in a multidisciplinary setting.
Brand-New Dedham facility brings world-class orthopedic care to suburban patients in a local community setting.
With a relatively high incidence of diabetes in the area it serves, Morton Hospital in Taunton, a member of the Steward family of hospitals, has bolstered the level of services it can provide for diabetes patients.
A team approach helps patients understand their options and make informed decisions.
Kindred Healthcare’s post-acute care programs help people with multiple, serious conditions improve function and increase independence, while reassuring partner hospitals that their patients will benefit from structured transitions into the least restrictive settings.
With access to a wealth of expertise and a robust service line offering traditional and innovative treatments, patients on the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island no longer have to travel far for the highest levels of cardiac care.
It is time to adopt a quality-driven incentive model for your group of providers. In the past, the relative value unit (RVU) model was a decent way to determine productivity, which was central to increasing income for a fee-for-service model. We are well on our way to a quality model, but we still have significant weight with the services being provided. You need your doctors to be able to identify what constitutes a high-income model for today — not yesterday’s service model and not tomorrow’s quality model.
After thriving as a stand-alone community hospital with top regional and national recognition for patient satisfaction, nursing excellence and employee engagement, the century-old Winchester Hospital expects a partnership with Lahey Health will provide a solid foundation for years to come.
HopeHealth has roots in hospice care on Cape Cod, but over the past five years, the Hyannis-based healthcare provider has branched out to offer a range of serious-illness services throughout eastern Massachusetts.
For patients with potentially life-limiting illnesses, palliative care can have a positive impact on quality of life. Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, in partnership with HopeHealth, has developed a palliative care team that has become a model for the region.
With increasing pressures and demands of practicing medicine, it is difficult for physicians and practice administrators to find the time to pay attention to real estate and space issues. Behind staffing, real estate is often the top expense for physician practices and has potential to be either a major positive or negative in the eyes of the patient.
Growing practice has opened four Centers of Excellence in East Bridgewater, Easton, Middleborough and, just this past fall, Quincy.
Physicians choose Compass Medical for equity opportunities, team approach and focus on patient care.