White Mountain Regional Medical Center: Executing a Transition Plan for Crossing the Shaky Bridge
Greg Was, Chief Executive Officer, White Mountain Regional Medical Center, Springerville, AZ and
Lindsay Corcoran, Consultant, Stroudwater Associates, Portland, ME
Facilitator: Terry Hill, MPA, Executive Director, Rural Health Innovations, Duluth, MN
White Mountain Regional Medical Center (WMRMC) located in Springerville, Arizona, is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital. In addition to inpatient services, the facility offers General Outpatient Surgical and Medical Services; Emergency Services; Medical Imaging Services including X-ray, MRI, C-T Scan, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine and Ultra Sound; Laboratory Services, which include Blood Bank, Chemistry and Hematology; Cardiopulmonary Services, which include Respiratory Services, Pulmonary Function Services, Sleep Study, EKG Services and Cardiac Stress testing; Inpatient Pharmacy Services; Rehabilitation Services, which include inpatient and outpatient Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic; Wellness Center and Food Services, which include a consulting Registered Dietitian. WMRMC also operates a childcare center, originally offered to its employees but now open to the public. They are currently a Level 4 Trauma Center and in 2014, the first CAH hospital in Arizona to receive Pediatric Emergency Certification for their emergency room. Physicians with sub-specialties that visit the area include obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, podiatry, and general surgery through the White Mountain Specialty Clinic.