- Indiana: Nearly 50 percent of the first graduating class of Marian University's medical school have chosen to practice primary care in Indiana, which could help address the state's "severe shortage of such physicians," the AP/Sacramento Bee reports. Almost half of the graduating class matched to primary care residencies, and 38 percent overall will train in Indiana, which ranks 38th nationwide on primary care physicians per capita (AP/Sacramento Bee, 4/10).
- New York: Syracuse Behavioral Health is launching a treatment center for opioid misuse in Syracuse. The program will provide recovery support services, methadone, and counseling for up to 250 people (AP/Sacramento Bee, 4/11).
- Texas: Jim Kendrick will serve as Community Hospital Corp.'s (CHC) new CEO beginning April 17. Kendrick will replace outgoing CEO Mike Williams, who led the company for 20 years. Kendrick was previously CEO of AllianceHealth in Oklahoma, a 10-hospital network and affiliate of Community Health System, where he oversaw the system's hospitals as well as 70 affiliated practices, six home health agencies, and 4,500 employees. CHC owns, manages, or consults with about 30 mostly rural hospitals (Kacik, Modern Healthcare, 4/10).
Redesigning the primary care clinic
In the primary care clinic of the future, patients will work with teams of providers to address preventive and chronic care needs, and multidisciplinary care teams located at tiered access points will help patients develop personalized care plans for ongoing management.
This study offers seven strategies for redesigning your primary care clinic and access strategy to advance this goal.