Denise Dillard, vice president of government and external affairs with Methodist Hospitals, speaks during a One Region health care symposium at Avalon Manor.
MERRILLVILLE | Several hundred stakeholders gathered Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza for the official unveiling of the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report issued by One Region.
Health care is an issue at the top of every Americans conversation. It has become a battlefield for politicians, a haven for insurance and technology, and a restructuring in the management of care delivery for hospitals and providers. The proponents say it's about time; opponents say it's to…
HIGHLY-EFFECTIVE COMPETITORS COME TOGETHER TO LOOK AT A REGIONAL INITIATIVE TO REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS
Only a health care provider would know that the nationally systemic challenge of the same patients admitted into the hospital again and again was reaching challenging proportions in certain areas of the Region.
No boundaries for health care providers who routinely reach out to the wider community
Discussion of a trauma designation has been as unrelenting as talks about a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana. Both are major concepts dealing with quality of care in the region. The economic impact is estimated to be between $300 million to $600 million.
Denise Dillard is chairman of the Northwest Indiana Healthcare Council.
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