As we near the end of 2015, many accomplishments have occurred this past
year at Bozeman Health, not the least of which included the name change
mid-year. This was done to represent the expanding footprint our healthcare
organization has within our community, and the commitment to provide more
care to more patients in more places. It is, in essence, reflective of
to improve community health and quality of life.
Two other monumental events occurred in 2015 at Bozeman Health. The first
was the transition during the first week in December to a new electronic
health record, Epic, which consolidates patient records from three separate
systems to a single platform. This ‘MyChart’ system ultimately
provides a more streamlined integration of patient data, which will lead
to a more efficient delivery of care. The second was the opening of the
Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center, the first new hospital to Montana
in decades, which further delivers on our mission for the communities we serve.
In addition to the numerous awards in quality of care that Bozeman Health
received the past year, I have had the opportunity to speak personally
to many of our patients and hear both the accolades for our staff and
physicians but also and just as importantly, the opportunities that still
exist to further improve the care offered at Bozeman Health.
To that later point, I am of the opinion that there is a distinct difference
between running a race and running a healthcare organization. The goal
of a race is to get to the finish line and hopefully be the first to do so.
Our vision at Bozeman Health is to continuously strive to be the best that
we can be; #1 in quality, safety and service. Unlike a race, we will never
claim victory that we have crossed the finish line. No matter how well
you deliver care, how safe you become, and how good the patient experience
is, there is ALWAYS room to improve. As our population and community grow,
there will always be continued opportunities to live out our core values,
focus on our vision, and deliver on our mission.
To that endeavor, we will never cross this finish line, because the race
will never end.
As we care for you in 2016, may we aspire to your expectations, as you
have inspired us this past year.
Happy New Year to our Southwestern Montana Family.