Southwoods launches new venture: ‘Health at Home’
(WKBN) – Southwoods Health began in 1994 and has grown to include surgery centers, imaging centers, sleep centers, breast health care, emergency care, pain and spine centers. Now Southwoods has something new. Health at home.
Southwoods CEO Ed Muransky knows home health care isn’t new, but he plans to separate Southwoods Health at Home from other services.
“The only way I’m going to tackle this is to put Rolls-Royce employees at the top and have the best registered nurses you can hire and the best rehabilitators you can hire,” Mulansky said. rice field.
Health at Home’s costs are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance, all of which want patients to be discharged sooner, Muransky said.
“Well, going home early means there’s scars to take care of and rehab to take care of, and families often aren’t ready,” Muransky said. I got
Scars and rehab are big issues, but Mulansky wants to take care of the little things too.
“One way is to say, ‘Hey, I need to see a specialist.’ Whether or not you drive to a specialist is another matter,” Mulansky said.
Mulansky said Southwoods has grown to be the largest group of doctors in the Mahoning Valley and needs to expand the pool of medical talent into the home.
“The goal I’m trying to get everyone to do in the next five years is called ‘continuity of care,'” Muransky said.
Southwoods currently employs 1,200 people, and Muransky expects to need 250 more when Health at Home reaches full capacity. He doesn’t think he’ll have a problem filling positions.
“Name us and it will be the place you want to take your favorite loved one or my loved one. So that has always been the Southwood difference in everything we do.” ” said Mulansky.
Muransky said Health at Home will be more focused on where people can heal.