Audrain Medical Center is like many of us on a new exercise plan - getting better every day but with seemingly subtle changes until you step back and see just how far you’ve come. March 4 marks the one year anniversary of SSM Health CareannouncingedAudrain Medical Center and its nine MedChoice rural clinics would be joining the system, and what a year it’s been!
“Becoming part of SSM Health Care has meant a world of positive change for all of us at Audrain Medical Center,” said Dave Neuendorf, President. “Before we joined together, we knew our cultures and values aligned, but the real benefits of being part of a larger system – including an increased focus on value, quality, service, safety and stewardship – have just begun to be realized.”
Audrain Medical Center and clinics officially joined SSM Health on April 1st last year. Since then, progress has been the name of the game.
“Everywhere you look, there are great things happening,” said Neuendorf. “Patient satisfaction and our national quality measures are up and investments have been made in both our people, in the facility and equipment.”
Specifically, SSM Health Care has committed new capital for the hospital and clinics, including facility updates and new technology. It also introduced new specialists to the community including pain management, ophthalmology, sleep medicine, cardiac surgery, and ear, nose and throat doctors. In addition, they added two clinic locations were added including with Women’s Health and Auxvasse Family Practice.
SSM Health Care has also introduced new resources and benefits for employees, including expanding health insurance, tuition reimbursement and employee assistance programs.
Tapping into the resources of SSM Health Care of Mid-Missouri, Audrain Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City have together benefited patients by sharing best practices, physicians and other resources. And all of that hard work is paying off!
“SSM Health’s focus has been to support high value health care right here in Mexico,” said Brent VanConia, President of SSM Health Care’s Mid-Missouri Region. “Change is hard. But the credit goes to the physicians, employees and this community for welcoming SSM Health Care and St. Mary’s Hospital and working together to care for patients.”
Over the next year, SSM plans to make further investments in Audrain Medical Center, including the replacement of imaging equipment and introducing a new electronic medical record system.
“We’re really proud of everything Audrain Medical Center has accomplished in the past year,” said VanConia. “And we look forward to continued improvement allowing us to serve Mexico and the surrounding area with exceptional health care services for years to come.”
Newly remodeled front entrance and Rehabilitation area.