As you know, we have been on a journey to transform our organization to best support our patients’ desire for healthcare services that are coordinated and connected. Here are a few changes you will begin to see within our medical clinics this year:
- On January 1 we joined our seven hospital-owned clinics to form Platte Valley Medical Group (PVMG). This transformation unifies our talented providers, associates and clinics under one entity. It also further connects our clinics with Platte Valley and SCL Health and better distinguishes us as a regional network of comprehensive healthcare providers. The clinics within PVMG are: Apex Surgical Partners, Eagle Ridge Medical, Harmony Women’s Health Center, High Plains Heart & Vascular Center, Integrative Internal Medicine, Mountain View Orthopedics and Walk Right In. If you are a patient of one of these clinics, you will begin to see the PVMG and SCL Health logos on items such as office visit summaries, treatment plans, billing letters, and MyChart materials.
- A new Patient Portal and Billing Statements. This Thursday, March 1, PVMG clinics will join Epic. Over 190 million patients have a current record in Epic, bringing our clinic patients’ medical care to a level of connectedness we’ve never been able to achieve before now. Some of the great benefits include our ability to coordinate care across the health system, which includes a unified connection to MyChart, as well as a more streamlined billing process.
When our hospital went live with Epic last June, you may recall the increased activity and disruption this transition had on patient care. If you have an appointment with any PVMG clinic in the next few weeks, you will likely see similar delays as we implement these new systems. Initially, wait times may take a little longer than usual, but the staff is well prepared and will always do their best to minimize any disruptions. Thank you for patience during this transition.
If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please feel free to reach out to Jenny Buchloh 303-498-3010 or email@example.com or Charmaine Weis at 303-498-1482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.