We’re excited to welcome four new health systems to the OpenNotes movement:
Bronson Healthcare is a not-for-profit, community-governed health system serving nine counties in southwest and south central Michigan. With 9,000 employees, nearly 1,400 medical staff members, and 836 licensed beds, Bronson is the largest employer and leading healthcare system in southwest Michigan. It offers a full range of services from primary care to critical care across more than 90 locations.
Confluence Health is a multispecialty integrated rural health system in north central Washington state with two hospitals.
Lifespan, RI’s largest health care system, provides comprehensive care across four hospitals and multiple outpatient venues. As an academic medical center affiliated with Brown University, it operates the state’s only Level I trauma center, provides tertiary pediatric care at its children’s hospital, and offers myriad specialty and sub-specialty services.
The University of Kansas Health System is a premier academic health system, providing a full range of care for the region and the state of Kansas. It includes The University of Kansas Physicians, the largest multispecialty physician group in the region. The health system is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their leading-edge research projects. In addition to its main location in Kansas City, the health system includes hospitals and clinics at HaysMed in Hays, St. Francis Campus in Topeka, Great Bend Campus and St. Rose Medical Pavilion in Great Bend, and Pawnee Valley Campus in Larned. Services range from routine primary care to multispecialty care for complex conditions. The health system provides the region’s only nationally verified burn center and nationally verified Level I Trauma Center, as well as a leading transplant program in liver, pancreas, kidney, heart, and blood and marrow. The cancer program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, one of 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers. The health system’s Kansas City hospital has received Magnet nursing designation three times in a row for the highest level of care. The hospital has also ranked for more than a decade on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals lists, currently ranking in nine medical and surgical specialties. The health system receives no state or local appropriations, instead relying on operating revenue, bonding authority and philanthropy.