For two months of 2018, MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics has treated over 9,700 patients, 63% higher than last year.
Massena Memorial Hospital officials shared at the monthly Board of Managers meeting that the hospital’s recruitment of physicians continues to reflect in growing visits volume in the employed practices. MMH practices have been certified as Primary Care Medical Home Participating Practices in the North Country Initiative DSRIP PPS. “We have invested in bringing additional physicians to our community to meet our community’s needs. The growth of our primary care and specialty practices tells us we made the right decisions. Talented physicians like Dr. Gaboriau in ENT/Plastic Surgery and Dr. Singh in Nephrology/Hypertension along with their colleagues provide state-of-the-art medical care for our community” reported CEO Robert Wolleben.
February’s financials resulted in a loss from operations of $242,780. For the first 2 months of the year, inpatient admissions have been down compared to prior year. This underscores the continuing importance of providing services the community will support. Financial permanence still is largely dependent on the number of patients cared for in all parts of MMH.
Pat Facteau, Chief Financial Officer noted, MMH has been notified that the Appeal on the $1.6 million Medicare Clawback will not be heard until Summer 2019. MMH continues to work with our congressional delegation to seek return of some or all of this Clawback to MMH.
Other positive news includes the continued growth of the hospital’s minimally invasive daVinci robotic surgical program. Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg, OB/GYN and Dr. Dalkeith Facey, General Surgeon, volume continues to grow. The da Vinci surgery offers patients: less blood loss, less pain, shorter hospital stay, and small incisions for minimal scarring.
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“We continue to focus as a team on the future to ensure MMH is a place where patients want to come, physicians want to practice, our employees want to work and of course our community chooses for their medical and healthcare,” Wolleben added.