Rome Memorial Hospital has adopted Rome Health as its new name to more accurately reflect the breadth of services provided by the healthcare system to enhance the health and well-being of the local community, announced President/Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy.
“Building upon our rich history, we’ve become a comprehensive health care system that connects people to the best clinicians and the latest technologies so they are easily accessible to our community,” Murphy said. “We’re more than a hospital. From primary care to long-term care, we deliver the care people need here in Rome, including the latest advancements in spinal surgery and hereditary risk screening.”
“In addition, we’ve forged relationships with highly-ranked experts, such as St. Joseph’s Health’s cardiologists, to coordinate your care. These teams work together to ease your anxiety when you need a higher level of care,” Murphy said.
Despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic, Rome Health is emerging from the crisis as a stronger system by focusing on what’s most important to the community, Murphy said. “Delivering high-quality, safe patient care is at the heart of everything that we do.”
In the midst of the pandemic, multiple agencies validated Rome Health’s commitment to the highest standards of quality.
The American Heart Association awarded the Emergency Department with Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Referring Quality Achievement Award for their protocols in recognizing heart attacks promptly so they can receive life-saving care. Excellus BlueCross/Blue Shield recognized the Maternity Department’s commitment to quality with the Blue Distinction+ for Maternity Care. Rome Health earned a “B” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leap Frog Group, which evaluates hospitals on 28 safety measures. The hospital has implemented strategies to earn an “A” in its continuous pursuit of excellence.
Rome Health was recognized as a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report for short-term rehabilitation.
The new name also ushers in a new era for Rome Health as the system prepares to welcome many new primary care providers and physician specialists, including two new general surgeons, a cardiologist and an orthopedic surgeon; introduce new service lines, such as bariatric surgery; and break ground on a new Physician Center on the hospital’s main campus in August.
The new Rome Health name will begin to appear over time at its many off-site physician practices and outpatient centers, including:
Primary Care: Rome Medical Group, Boonville Family Care, Camden Family Care and Delta Medical.
Specialty Care: Rome Medical Practice Neurology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Surgical Services, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, General Surgery and All About Women Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Outpatient Services: Community Recovery Center, Prenatal Care, Regional Center for Wound Care, and Chestnut Commons Therapy, Lab, and X-ray.
“This is an exciting time for Rome Health, for our colleagues, our patients and our community as we look to a strong vibrant future,” Murphy said. “Our promise is to our community to our patients. Our physicians and our staff are dedicated to providing the best care right here at Rome Health.”