MidState Medical Center hosted its annual meeting on Thursday, November 14, at the Connecticut Hospital Association in Wallingford. Approximately 150 people were in attendance, including hospital leadership and staff, members of the Board of Governors, physicians and other community leaders.
Hartford HealthCare president & CEO Elliot Joseph kicked off the meeting sharing how the HHC system is working together to enhance continuity of care for patients. He said a future goal is to move towards one patient registration, one health record, one bill, and one standard of care. “That’s how we can deliver real value to people.”
“And when it comes to the patient experience, no one does it better than MidState,” said Joseph. President & CEO Lucille Janatka spent much of the meeting highlighting the hospital’s accomplishments in the last fiscal year – high patient satisfaction, an increase in employees’ perception of communication openness surrounding patient safety, and awards for excellence in stroke care and information technology – to name a few.
Each year at the annual meeting, MidState also showcases advanced technology through the eyes of a physician. This year MidState was pleased to have neurosurgeon Edward Akeyson, MD speak about the specialized equipment used in the operating room for spine cases. The minimally invasive tool, known as the C-arm, provides a 3D look into a patient’s spine, resulting in significant benefits for both the patient and surgeon.
The hospital welcomed the following new corporators in 2012: Patricia C. Bandzes, Lilian Ciesco, Martin E. Cobern, Ph.D., Sheldon, F.Dill, Jane Dubuc Earnest, Maria F. Harlow, Lawrence S. Lazaroff, Sean W. Moore, Bryan J. Neuman, William A. Petit, Jr., MD, Peter J. Struble, and Janice P. Vocola.
MidState finished out its fiscal year with a $24.3 M operating margin, marking its 13th consecutive year with an operating surplus. More information on MidState’s year in review can be found at www.midstateannual.org.