More Cost Effective Health Care

Resources in Place for the Right Care in the Right Place

  • Continued to increase the use of WMHS Urgent Care Centers and promote the availability of the WMHS Primary Care Centers through expanded marketing and advertising.
  • Recruited physicians to meet the critical needs of our patients, including a medical oncologist, a obstetrician/gynecologist, and two gastroenterologists
  • Acquired the Imaging Center and redeployed imaging equipment to WMHS outpatient diagnostic locations to expand capacity
  • Increased the number of patients using Home Care, with its daily census at times reaching 300 patients
WMHS Meets the Challenge of Healthcare Change
  • Formed the Trivergent Health Alliance with Frederick Regional Health System and Meritus Health in Hagerstown to help three organizations reach their shared goals of enhancing the quality of care, improving population health, and reducing the cost of providing care
  • Completed 3-year pilot of Total Patient Revenue (TPR) and implemented many initiatives to succeed under this innovative payment method. Also negotiated another 3-year TPR agreement
  • Received state and national recognition for our efforts to transition to value-based care
Planning Ahead
  • Developed new strategic plan for FY15 through FY17
  • Updated Master Facility Plan in response to changes in how we are now delivering healthcare services and repurposing our existing space

"Online" for the Future

  • Met the goals of Meaningful Use goals for hospitals and employed providers for the second year and received $3 million in total Meaningful Use incentives.
  • Implemented Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) to all patient care areas in the hospital
  • Launched the WMHS Patient Portal, giving patients access to information in their medical records at WMHS from anywhere they have an Internet connection
  • Implemented a patient portal for all WMHS Physician Clinics and Practices that provides patients with online access to their health information
Employees Are Our Greatest Resource
  • Implemented the WMHS Leadership Development Institute for aspiring leaders
  • Engaged 52 percent of employees in our Win with Wellness program, which included 21 group fitness sessions and other activities
  • Sponsored a 12-week program to prepare employees to participate in a 5K run, with over 50 employees completing the Great Allegany Run and/or Katie‚Äôs Run
  • Completed a successful Employee Engagement Survey with our best scores ever and was recognized for Excellence in Engagement by the Advisory Board Committee

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