|The GBMC sign at the entrance to the gatehouse is almost covered in snow|
during one of the February 2010 blizzards
|Staff members in the hospital's command center|
|"Snow drivers" with 4x4 vehicles helped get employees to and from the hospital|
during the snow events of 2010
What 2011 will bring us is a renewed focus on doing what is best for our patients. We must continue to dedicate ourselves to treating all patients the way we would want our own loved ones to be treated, every time.
A number of new executives joined the leadership team in 2010, myself included. GBMC’s Dr. John Saunders was named the new Chief Medical Officer and we welcomed Carolyn Candiello to the role of Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety. They have some exciting plans for redesigning a new quality and patient safety system at GBMC in 2011.
And, the strategic planning process for 2011, which is already underway, will be rolled out in February. Planning for healthcare reform is also an ongoing process and I have been meeting with many physician leaders throughout the organization for their insights on how to make GBMC even stronger than it is today. In 2011, we will take another step toward being more accountable for the care we provide as we continue to move ahead with the Greater Baltimore Health Alliance partnership and the roll-out of electronic medical records in our employed and community-based practices.
There’s much to look forward to in 2011 and I wish to thank everyone – from our Board of Directors and leadership team to all employees, volunteers and physicians – for your commitment to GBMC in 2010. As we look ahead, let’s continue to achieve the best possible health outcomes, have our patients experience a higher level of satisfaction with the care provided, create less waste and take joy in our jobs and in caring for our patients.
Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and your loved ones
for a Happy and Healthy 2011!