Sometimes we use this blog sot to update our friends with information that has been shared already with residents, but should also be helpful for those who care about them. This is one such.
We are now officially moving forward with having MedStar Health taking over our clinic, as the first phase of further changes. The most important thing about this is that the new system we develop with MedStar will be modern gerontology focused, rather than traditional primary care. Indeed MedStar has long been operating a geriatric program so we can expect quick changes with their expertise.
Let us hope and plan that as we welcome these new providers to our community, we will start from day one as partners, not only as institution to institution, but also as patient to individual provider. I once ended my first meeting with an oncologist by saying , “you must tell me how I can help you,” and she replied, “you already have.
What a lovely way to start working together. Lets start with the same spirit. With all the work that our health and strategic planning groups and management have done to put this together with just this spirit, I have great confidence that we will.