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Strengthening staff recruitment and training with MEDITECH

Crissy Willis, VP/CIO at Med Center Health, explains how their partnership with MEDITECH supports medical staff recruitment efforts.

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Med Center Health is the premier healthcare provider in south central Kentucky, with more than 120 locations, and has partnered with MEDITECH as their sole EHR provider for over 35 years. In addressing the advantages of the one EHR approach, Crissy Willis, VP/CIO, explains how using MEDITECH as their EHR helps with supporting, recruiting, and retaining physicians.

Med Center Health has six hospitals and more than 30 clinics, with 454 acute care beds and 110 extended care beds. At any given time, the organization supports more than 500 physicians and nurse practitioners in more than 50 specialties and more than 3500 employees.

Through its relationship with the University of Kentucky, Med Center Health has established a program that provides EHR access to its medical students while rounding in acute and ambulatory care settings. 

Willis explains: “When they get into the residency program, they immediately know how to navigate within MEDITECH and it makes things a lot easier. We can use the providers across all of our hospitals, and they're on one EMR. Both of those initiatives have really helped try to keep clinicians in our hospital.”

 

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