By Rachel Hall, reporting for Bluebonnet News
Community leaders, first responders, healthcare workers and others gathered together on July 11 at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center Symposium, held at the Hartel Center in Liberty, to hear detailed progress, improvements and changes being made at the hospital.
“This is an educational event for all of us,” said CEO Matt Thornton. “We can take this information back to our families and other members of the community.”
The event was not just about the hospital, but the community as a whole – and the specialists who would be local to help provide a better standard of living for an otherwise underserved medical community, according to Thornton, who emceed the evening.
“Every department in our facility has changed,” he said. “We are consistently looking at our improvement plans, looking at how we are doing now, and how we can make it better.”
One of the most notable changes has been the transition to Concord Medical Group, the emergency room staffing agency as of May 2019.
“What makes Concord Medical Group different is if you need us, we are there to step in and lend a helping hand,” said Chief Clinical Officer Jeff Schwartz. “Our group is physicians managed by physicians who understand exactly what it is like to work in hospitals.”
Concord Medical Group specializes in servicing rural areas in multiple states.
“We are not small; we are personable,” said Schwartz.
Thornton noted hospital complaints have drastically decreased in the short time since Concord Medical Group started providing its services.
“We pride ourselves on being able to find awesome doctors to work with us,” said Schwartz. “We want only the highest quality of care offered.”
Not only has advanced health-care technology been added to the hospital campus, but providers are individually monitored for patient service down to the minutes and seconds a patient had to wait to be seen by the provider.
“We are going to do [medical care] right, and we are going to make it great,” said Thornton. “We have a committee that meets once a month for feedback. Call us out – help us become better.”
Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center, which is owned by Liberty County Hospital District No. 1, provides the following services: MRI, X-Ray, CT Scan, ultrasound, laboratory, blood draws, mammograms, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, inpatient physical therapy and rehab, inpatient admissions, emergency department and a Monday through Friday primary care clinic.
For additional details on the hospital, visit http://libertydaytonrmc.com/