“The only thing constant is change.” – Heraclitus

In June 2013, the Board of Directors engaged HealthTech Services, a management consulting company to help with the forward progress of our healthcare system. Dolores Horvath came to Medina shortly thereafter and now services as President/CEO.

In January, 2014 Hospital Physician Partners were hired to staff the Emergency Room and ultimately, improve the internal operational efficiencies. Initially, four full time doctors with some part-time doctors will work side by side with hospital employees. Also, a new helipad is now available for Mercy Flight to transfer critical patients to Buffalo or Rochester.
The Albion location, located at the corner of Butts Road and Route 31 is now an urgent care facility capable of treating strep throat to significant lacerations – and much more by connecting with existing services and at Medina Hospital.

Community Partners, the outreach, wellness and marketing unit has merged its offices with the Foundation at 100 Ohio Street, across the parking lot from the hospital. This allows for both agencies to share resources and information.

The Skilled Nursing (North Wing) Renovations are well underway – see related story in this edition. Architectural plans are nearly complete to begin improvements in the lobby area. Also, the internal database that collects vital information has been upgraded to assure all records are accurate and secure for many years to come. Upgrades in the radiology department and changes to service delivery in the comprehensive rehabilitation unit are expected in the year ahead.

Through it all, there are 400 employees are dedicated and waiting to serve you. Orleans Community Health is well positioned, with qualified and excellent staff to serve you. If you live in Medina to Holley, Barker to Middleport, Lyndonville to Kendall, I encourage you to use Orleans Community Health services. I believe you will be pleased with your experience.

Jim Moody
OHC Foundation Executive Director