Throughout this annual report, you will find examples of our Board, staff, medical staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners working together to provide the kind of excellence and value in the care we provide which earns national recognition. You will see that our team is actively pursuing partnering to improve the wellbeing of our community. Doing so allows NMC to live our mission of providing exceptional care for our community and positions us to fulfill our vision of being a destination of choice for patients, staff, and medical staff.
It is our pleasure to present Northwestern Medical Center’s fiscal year 2015 Annual Report. Amidst beautiful artistry from our community (generously provided by Jon Young, Corliss Blakely, Eric Tobin, and John Clarke Olson) is information on NMC’s past performance and our future plans which illustrates our vision of being recognized for value and excellence in healthcare and being an important partner in improving the health of our community.
Welcome to Northwestern Medical Center’s Annual Report for our 2014 Fiscal Year, formatted this year as a 2015 calendar featuring beautiful local images donated by David Juaire, Emerson Lynn, Stina Booth, Jeremy Read and Elodie Reed. We appreciate their talent and generosity! FY’14 was an exciting year as our efforts to improve took many forms: strengthened services, expanded partnerships, improved quality, cost containment, and more.
- Our Board has approved a new three-year Strategic Plan to guide our path towards a sustainable future. We must improve access and quality while containing and reducing costs.
- We are in the midst of a Facility Master Planning effort to respond to healthcare reform and the needs of our community. Our facility must support the best of care within both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
- We are a collaborative leader in a community collaborative on healthy lifestyles. Prevention is imperative, as the best way to reduce costs is to avoid the need for costly intervention.
- We partner with the Green Mountain Care Board and local legislators to help them understand our community’s needs, our mission, and the impact of various reform efforts.
- We are a member of One Care Vermont, working to shape the Accountable Care Organization’s design and clinical protocols both locally and regionally, as this may be the core of Vermont’s reformed healthcare system.