2016-03-24 / News

Goals set for hospital’s growth



Registered Nurse Beth Hodges (left) and Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Tracie Haughey told the Washington Rotary Club about the ongoing turnaround at the hospital and emphasized that while it is “stable today, health care is a crazy world and it is a daily challenge” to keep it that way. Commenting on the team effort that has contributed to that stability, Haughey said, “I have never seen such engagement, from top to bottom, in any organization of this size. It has been what has made it work and I hope it will continue as we move forward.” They outlined three opportunities for growth in the hospital’s organization including the addition of a full-time physician in the Lincoln County Community Medical Center, an increase in surgical procedures from 20 to 50 per month, and growth of swing bed care which Hodges said helps with patients’ transitions from surgery to home or nursing home care. Dr. M.R. Clayton (center) was the program host. Registered Nurse Beth Hodges (left) and Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Tracie Haughey told the Washington Rotary Club about the ongoing turnaround at the hospital and emphasized that while it is “stable today, health care is a crazy world and it is a daily challenge” to keep it that way. Commenting on the team effort that has contributed to that stability, Haughey said, “I have never seen such engagement, from top to bottom, in any organization of this size. It has been what has made it work and I hope it will continue as we move forward.” They outlined three opportunities for growth in the hospital’s organization including the addition of a full-time physician in the Lincoln County Community Medical Center, an increase in surgical procedures from 20 to 50 per month, and growth of swing bed care which Hodges said helps with patients’ transitions from surgery to home or nursing home care. Dr. M.R. Clayton (center) was the program host.

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