Who is our most important partner? The community.
By Lisa Radtke, Chief Administrative Officer
Winneshiek Medical Center’s mission is to be a lifelong community partner improving the health and well-being of those we serve through patient-centered collaboration worthy of the trust our patients place in us. Our stated vision is to provide patients an unparalleled experience as your most trusted partner for health care.
As your local medical center, we have many partners. But our most important partner is you, the collective community. This partnership started in our earliest days when our founders worked tirelessly with their neighbors to raise up a community hospital to care for those in need. They encountered numerous hard times, when the risk of closing seemed imminent. However, in their creativity, the founders persevered and the hospital has remained open each and every day since 1914.
What does it mean to be a partner today?
The definition states a partner takes part in an undertaking with another or others, especially in a business or company with shared risks and profits. In the case of local health care, a partnership means the medical center will make sound business decisions to assure our continued growth and ability to serve our patients in the latest and safest ways possible. The community, understanding the value of local health care, intentionally chooses us for their care. As a not-for-profit organization, all extra revenue is re-invested back in the medical center to enhance the care we offer to our patients. We are partners with you.
And this partnership is deeper and more meaningful than it may first appear. The benefits of having a prosperous medical center close to home are frequently overlooked because it is a resource many don’t realize we have until they need it. In addition to providing quality health care, a strong hospital supports our local economy, creates jobs, and partners with other organizations for the good of our community.
We will continue to work hard to earn your trust and to demonstrate our commitment to you and our region. And, we are deeply appreciative of every patient and person who chooses us for their care. Our shared partnership and reliance on each other will continue to keep local health care strong.