Halifax Health - 2018 Community Report
Halifax Health’s Community Report comes out each year and it provides a reflection upon last year’s achievements and how our healthcare system has impacted the community.
Halifax Health - your health system - continues its mission to be our community's healthcare leader through exceptional talent and superior patient-centered service delivered in a financially sustainable manner. As a matter of fact, we were recently named the top hospital in the country for delivering babies at 39 weeks or more, which is safer for mothers and their babies. We were also named the top hospital in the state, and second in the nation, for the lowest readmission rates for hip and knee procedures. We're also proud to note that Halifax Health provides more uncompensated care than all other hospitals in Volusia County combined, and last year, received more than 2,000 requests from other hospitals to transfer their patients to our experts for care. We remain excited about our future, which includes expanding our healthcare services for the convenience of area residents. In addition, this year, we are grateful to mark out 90th year of serving this great community.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Halifax Health is financially strong. We are pleased to have reduced the system's dependency on tax revenue and now receive approximately $3 million for uncompensated care and community programs. In addition, we invest $20 million annually for capital projects to ensure we utilize leading-edge technology. Currently, we are building a $160-million dollar hospital on the west side of the county that will create jobs and fuel economic growth.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
What a dynamic year 2017 was for Halifax Health. We have kicked off more than 19 performance improvement projects and have committed to zero complications. What does this mean to you? It means our talented team of caregivers is constantly improving and evaluating our delivery of care. We are holding ourselves to the highest standards and continually benchmark our outcomes and processes with other top health systems. Our physician and caregiver team has adopted the Joint Commission mantra - "If not now, when? If not us, who?" - with regard to reducing hospital complications to zero for our patients. Our medical staff is committed to providing exceptional service, every encounter, every day to everyone.
Margaret G. Crossman, MD
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
We are please to offer Halifax Health's nationally recognized healthcare services to the residents and visitors of the west side of our county. Soon, the same talent, technology and compassionate care will be available on both sides of the county. We are excited to expand our services and create careers in healthcare for years to come. We are committed to listening to the community and providing healthcare solutions to make Volusia County a great place to live, learn, work, and of course, play.
Chairman, Board of Commissioners