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The Big Picture

President Michelle LeBeau paints the big picture for CVPH employees in an ongoing series of organizational opportunities, successes and challenges.

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The Path Toward Sustainability Part II: Redesigning Care Delivery

September 19, 2020

"For the sake of our patients, each other and the future of this organization, we are making real and meaningful changes here. It’s not been easy but we’ve taken some big steps toward a new CVPH and now we begin the difficult task of creating new work flows that both maintain our commitment to provide the care our patients need, while assuring that we’ll be here for them in the years to come.

Five hundred people in 12 departments have been directly impacted in this redesign initiative – launched to be sure we are here for our community now and in the future. From the very beginning, we have been committed to fundamentally changing how we work while keeping as many people employed as possible."

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The Path Toward Sustainability Part I: Redesigning Care Delivery

August 7, 2020         

"This is an extraordinarily difficult time. Here and at home, we’re being asked to adapt and adjust and adapt again. It’s uncomfortable and frankly, not easy to do. Today, hospitals like ours are reeling from the cancellation of elective procedures, huge drops in emergency department visits and the additional costs associated with COVID. The American Hospital Association reports a four-month financial impact of $202.6 billion in losses for hospitals across the US. (Hospitals and Health Systems Face Unprecedented Financial Pressure Due to COVID). In New York, where rural hospitals like ours have been on shaky ground for some time, navigating through the pandemic has been treacherous."

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Painting a New Picture:  The Financial Impact of COVID-19

July 1, 2020

"The basic rule to maintaining any budget, whether it’s your family budget or the ledger of an organization like ours, is that you need to have more money coming in than you have going out. When that balance is disrupted, changes must be made. To meet your household’s immediate needs and sustain the family going forward, you adjust by reducing spending and finding ways to increase your cash flow. The same actions are required here, today."

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Establishing the New Normal: Reopening Services During COVID-19

May 19, 2020

"With the approval from the New York State Department of Health to resume elective surgeries and slowly reopen the region, we’ve begun a new chapter in the COVID-19 pandemic. This chapter is filled with opportunity to reinvent ourselves while meeting the health care needs of our community. However, the story does not end with a return to life before COVID-19. Instead, it’s about taking a fresh look at the way we do things and establishing a strong foundation for our 'new normal'."

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