A WORD FROM OUR CEO Dr. Kenneth Cochran, DSc, RN, MBA, FACHE President & CEO I hope all of you are enjoying this cooler weather as much as I am. The Cochran Family welcomes the cooler weather as it brings both fall and winter activities such as hunting, football and outdoor cooking. Build your resilience skills by spending some quality time with your family and friends over the next month. Opelousas General is UNDER CONSTRUCTION! We are constructing better talent to care for our patients. The integration and learning of new tools such as rounding, AIDET, Service Standards, Monthly Department Meetings and more engagement of our team is making everyone better at their jobs.
We are constructing new and improved clinical services. The addition of several new physicians to our community has added to our quality medical sta and enabled patients to stay local for their care. We have seen neurology, nephrology, cardiology, medicine, therapy, mental health and radiology increase their services dramatically this year. We are constructing new care environments. The new Comprehensive Cancer Center, redesigned Outpatient/SDS Center, addition of new equipment and changes made to LTAC are all examples of the massive renovation projects going on. We are constructing OGHS’s role as a key provider in the region. The creation of the Acadian Healthcare Alliance Clinically Integrated Network, participation in the Ochsner Health Network and the recently collaboration with Allen Parish Hospital are just a few examples. We are constructing what “we”means. I challenge each of you to engage with your teams and leaders to identify two major focuses for the coming year that will improve your work environment. Use the Employee Engagement Survey Results throughout the year, never giving into settling for second best. It takes an “I” to individually make a dierence. We are constructing our image and brand. The new Dress Code is designed to present a unied image to our patients, physicians and teammates. Thanks for being part of our construction process.
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