As we begin 2015, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Norwegian American Hospital is looking forward to a great year that will solidify many of the gains we were able to accomplish in 2014 and prior years as well.
In the New Year, we are turning our focus to innovation and making our hospital the best place for patients to receive care, for physicians to practice and for employees to work. Throughout our history, Norwegian American Hospital’s commitment has remained steadfast to improve our community’s health and quality of life. This commitment means that we strive to bring the latest advances in medical technology to our community.
In an effort to seek new information regarding the latest medical technology, Dr. Abha Agrawal was asked to lead the charge to refine and identify opportunities for innovation. Along with her newly formed committee, the group presented three new innovation initiatives: Patient Portal; Nurse Patient Communication Solution; and Physician Communication Solution.
My vision for this year is to be a leading model of innovation, collaboration and community health care, and really set us apart from other safety net hospitals.
Norwegian American Hospital has set our goal to be the number one hospital in innovation in the city of Chicago. We are working out the details and look forward to rolling out these initiatives in 2015.
Our success will depend on our staff embracing these initiatives. Their engagement is critical for the implementation and sustainability of this new vision for Norwegian American Hospital.
José R. Sánchez