Regional Healthcare Partnership 12 along with Swisher Memorial Healthcare System in Tulia, TX hosted our February DSRIP in Action event last Friday, Feb. 24th. Hosts for the event were Ryan Barnard, CEO, Swisher Memorial Healthcare, Elizabeth Adams, BSN, RN, Director of Quality & Foundation, Swisher Memorial Healthcare Strategic Initiatives, Brad Roberts, Executive Director of IT and Tulia Rural Health Clinic, and Kelly Maxwell, BSN, RN, CPN, Chief Nursing Officer. There were 13 attendees representing 8 different providers from our region.
Elizabeth Adams and her team presented two of their projects, Primary Care Expansion and Enhance Urgent Medical Advice. The Primary Care Expansion has increased access to healthcare in the primary care setting, decreased the utilization of the Emergency Department for non-urgent care and provided patients with the right care in the right setting while controlling costs. Swisher has been successful in implementing a Medical Advice Line by providing a FREE 24/7 Medical Advice line, decreasing the utilization of the Emergency Department for non-urgent care and providing our patients with the right care in the right setting while controlling costs.