The US faces a shortage of nearly 90,000 physicians by 2025, according to some forecasts in all specialties. The greatest shortage will be surgeons – especially for older patients. To help address this pressing need, Memorial’s new Graduate Medical Education program will educate and prepare the next generation of physicians.
Memorial recently earned approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to act as a sponsor for future residencies and fellowships. Since the initial approval, Memorial submitted applications for accreditation in three individual GME programs:
Future programs (now in development) will be in:
ACGME paid site visits to Memorial in the winter and spring. Memorial has received accreditation in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is awaiting accreditation for the internal medicine program.
Memorial also welcomed its highly qualified GME leadership team:
Residents and interns will benefit from:
Our goal for the GME program is to provide a comprehensive training experience that spans the depth and breadth of medicine – not only within the clinical realm, but also encompassing the social, ethical and humanistic side of medicine.
With the addition of new facilities and the expansion of others, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital continued to increase its capacity this year to provide comprehensive, full-service healthcare to patients and families.
The expansions include:
Still to come: an expanded Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Emergency Department with completion scheduled for September 2016.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital continually strives to bring more healthcare services to the patients and families we serve. Whether our growth is taking place at the hospital itself or at one of our satellite locations around South Florida, our goal is always to make high-quality, patient- and family-centered pediatric care available to those who need them, when they need them.
Memorial Health Network – Memorial’s physician-led organization that manages and operates a clinically integrated provider network – made great strides in its third year. Following its mission of improving outcomes and lowering costs, the network reached important milestones in growth and quality.
A shared savings arrangement with United Healthcare took effect July 1, 2016, adding 30,000 patients to the network for a new total of 100,000 covered lives. Discussions with another health plan are taking place now, with the goal of adding another 15,000 covered lives by early 2017.
Memorial Health Network’s efforts have helped ensure continued improvement in the system's quality metrics. The most recent national data from 2014 ranks Memorial in the 90th percentile in measurements that include:
Memorial Health Network has had a very good year. We’ve built a very high-performing network of physicians who are extremely focused on providing quality outcomes, reducing medical costs and improving service to our patients. We’ve demonstrated that we’re consistently achieving the objectives of the network, and we look forward to even more growth in the future.
When physicians want to improve the way they deliver healthcare, they do it best when they work together. Memorial Physician Group offers the perfect vehicle for enhancing quality, safety and overall operations – through collaboration between physicians, and between physicians and Memorial’s administration. It is the organization through which all employed physicians at Memorial work to provide top-quality and service-oriented care.
As Memorial Physician Group doctors, we ask ourselves what our patients are looking for when they come to Memorial for care. As we work to answer that question, our MPG focuses on the whole patient experience. We strive to enhance the process of navigating our healthcare system – targeting friendliness, efficiency and ease of use.
When it began in 1999, Memorial Physician Group represented only seven medical practices and 31 physicians. Today, it has more than 200 physician members in more than 40 specialties, plus Critical Care Medicine.
This year, Memorial Physician Group:
Memorial Physician Group’s 15-member Advisory Board provides consultation and advice to Memorial Healthcare System’s administration on business operations and clinical practice support.
Its three committees:
Address matters such as:
The members of Memorial Physician Group want to ensure that we are performing at the highest levels, and meeting the expectations of our patients, families and the community. This year, our overall physician rating was in the 93rd percentile – which is indicative of the strides we’re making toward that goal.
Since 1993, South Broward Community Health Services has provided insured, uninsured and underinsured Broward residents with a patient-centered medical home.
At primary health centers and via mobile health vans, South Broward Community Health Services works to prevent illness, manage chronic conditions, and contribute positively to the well-being of patients and families.
This fiscal year, South Broward Community Health Services:
At Memorial, we believe that preventive, compassionate and sustaining healthcare should start in the primary care clinic – not in the emergency room. South Broward Community Health Services works every day to help ensure that patients receive the highest standards of care, regardless of their ability to pay. That is why the National Committee for Quality Assurance has recognized us as a Level 3 (highest-rated) Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Memorial’s Global Health program welcomes international patients by offering personalized coordination of medical services. Memorial Global Health facilitates all logistics, providing patients with a seamless experience and a single point of contact during their medical journey.
Before a patient’s arrival, Memorial Global Health:
During treatment, the Global Health team:
After treatment, Global Health:
This year, Memorial Global Health:
Memorial Global Health assigns each international patient and family a coordinator to streamline the process and address their health, logistical and cultural needs throughout their medical journey. We provide a patient experience that is efficient, personalized, consistent and – above all – compassionate, and our relationship with the patient doesn’t end at discharge. We’re there as long as the patient needs us.