Union Health emergency department was overcrowded and understaffed. In 2019, Union Health in Indiana selected Vituity as the new emergency medicine provider for its hard-to-staff hospitals in Terre Haute and Clinton.
Three key challenges were identified:
Vituity appointed an ED medical director familiar with the region, who quickly established working partnerships with hospital executives, medical staff, nursing, and ancillary services. In addition, he used his connections and Vituity’s national reputation to recruit talented clinicians, including several from outside Indiana.
To prevent burnout, a rotating schedule for five intensivists was implemented to avoid additional recruiting and promote teamwork and respect.
Additional keys to a fast and smooth transition:
Contract transitions do not need to be disruptive. Our experienced front-line clinical team navigates contract transitions with a well-defined plan, clear communications, and a passion for improving care. As a physician-owned multispecialty healthcare partnership, every decision we make and innovation we develop is driven by our patient-first focus.