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We're Taking Action!

We're Taking Action!

Advancing Healthcare in Our Community...

In the face of increasing competition for the Rochelle healthcare market, we at Rochelle Community Hospital want to take the time to once again illustrate our commitment to your local healthcare.

Rochelle Community Hospital is proud to say we’ve always been the cornerstone of healthcare for the communities we serve and we continue to strive to be the healthcare provider of choice for you and your family. For 100 years, Rochelle Community Hospital has been your community hospital – friends taking care of friends, as we like to say – since many of your friends and neighbors work at RCH.

We continue to be one of the largest employers in Rochelle, contributing in excess of $11.5 million in salaries, wages and employee benefits to the community. This does not include our support of local businesses and services. RCH also provides over $6 million annually in uncompensated care for patients unable to pay. With this in mind, we like to consider ourselves one of the economic engines in the Rochelle community.

Our number one focus is strengthening our patients’ health by delivering excellent care. To accomplish this, we know we must focus on the five primary objectives of our organization – Our People, Our Finances, Customer Service, Excellent Quality Care and Smart Growth.

We strive to be an excellent employer. This includes creating a high-performing workplace for our employees and physicians while developing and promoting more educational and networking opportunities. To achieve our goal of a place employees want to work, RCH has created a culture that promotes and recognizes employee excellence. We know it is our employees who make a difference in the care our patients receive.

As you know, the healthcare industry is rapidly changing. RCH will stay financially strong by rising above the challenges and using our resources wisely. This will enable us to continue providing exceptional service to our patients, add value to our strategic assets and stay up to date on the latest technology.

RCH will continue to support healthcare providers and offer local access to specialties identified by the community and our primary care physicians. For example, we have recently partnered with the Midwest Orthopaedic Institute (M-O-I) to provide a broad range of orthopaedic services to our community.

We continue to be on the cutting edge of technology. In April 2012, Rochelle Community Hospital became the second healthcare institution in the country to install a Toshiba Aquilion™ PRIME CT scanner — a 160-slice scanner that delivers the highest picture quality with the lowest dose of radiation. In early 2013, through collaboration with M-O-I, we will install a new MRI unit which will be available on-site 24 hours per day. With the addition of these two pieces of equipment, RCH will have the best diagnostic imaging equipment available in the region.

We live by standards of care to continually improve clinical outcomes of our patients. Our commitment to high-quality patient care has been enhanced by our implementation of an Electronic Medical Record earlier this year.

Your community is our community. Don’t outsource your healthcare when there is no need. We will continue to increase our role in Rochelle and the surrounding communities to assure you will never have to travel far for outstanding, effective treatment.

Thank you for your continued support of Rochelle Community Hospital. If you have questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact me directly.

Sincerely,

Mark J. Batty

Chief Executive Officer

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