May 1: Neurosciences
I was invited to attend a group of thoughtful physician leaders led by our Senior Administrator at Banner Good Samaritan, Gayle Cassidy. The name of the group was the Physician Advisory Council for the Banner Good Samaritan Neurosciences program.
This was a group whose goal was to begin to take the outstanding pieces of our "Neurosciences Puzzle," including employed and independent neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists and others to begin to work as ONE team to create ONE vision that will help differentiate neurosciences, not only within Banner Health but throughout the state and country.
I learned a lot that night about the possibilities at Banner Good Sam. Most importantly, I learned about how much our physicians in that room care deeply about Banner Good Sam. And, more importantly, about how they can work together with the hospital to create highly differentiated programs that are focused on delivering a highly coordinated patient experience around various disease processes around neurosciences. I also learned a lot about how our neurosciences team of caregivers have already created possibilities for patients throughout the country.
I learned about our mortality rates in our Neuro ICU, which are significantly better than the expected mortality, leading to 338 more lives saved than predicted in 2010—2012. This is what’s possible at Banner Good Sam!
Steve Narang, MD, is the chief executive officer at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.