Health Management enhances services and technology to meet community needs.
Hospital Expansions Meet the Needs of All Communities
Adding Physicians, Technology and Services Keeps Health Care Close to Home
Since 2006, Health Management has invested nearly $1.7 billion in equipment to improve the services, facilities, and property of our hospitals.
In addition to acquisitions and new market growth, Health Management enhances current markets through the strategic expansion of facilities and by adding new medical services.
If specialty health care services are not available in smaller communities, residents are forced to travel to larger cities to seek advanced health care. When Health Management begins working with our hospitals, we recapture this outmigration of patients by recruiting physicians to fill local specialty needs and by investing in the necessary equipment to expand the breadth and level of services.
Health Management added nearly 675 physicians to its hospital staffs in 2011 and continues to grow at a brisk pace.
At Midwest Regional in Midwest City, Oklahoma, two new cardiologists represent important specialties. Interventional cardiologist Dr. Rakesh Shrivastava joined Midwest in January 2011. Dr. Shrivastava is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine. He is also among the first group of physicians to be board certified in clinical lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.
In addition, Dr. Royce Bargas, a cardiac electrophysiologist, joined the Midwest medical staff in October 2010. Electrophysiologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. Dr. Bargas is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, and is currently board eligible in electrophysiology.
One way Health Management hospitals attract physicians of such high caliber is through continual expansions and renovations. To better serve patients and cardiologists, Midwest’s multi-phase, $3 million cath lab renovation was recently completed in just 90 days without disruption of quality patient care.
The complete rebuild of two cath labs at the hospital included new flooring, ceiling, work space and office equipment. All three cath labs received the latest generation of cardiovascular technology, including the GE INOVA X-ray system. This system, along with high-definition, flat-panel technology, allows the cardiologists better visualization of the coronary arteries during diagnostics and procedures. Because images will be available at a higher resolution, diagnostic capabilities at Midwest Regional are enhanced.
Recruitment of outstanding staff and expansions, such as those at Midwest Regional, keep Health Management on the forefront of health care.