Why a Cohesive Internal Communications Strategy Is Essential To Managing System Growth

February 26, 2015

Spectrum Health Medical Group (SHMG) has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, and so have its onboarding and communication efforts, which are essential to helping new providers acclimate to the large, multidisciplinary system.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Spectrum Health is the second largest health care provider in the state, offering inpatient and outpatient services through a variety of locations including a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children’s hospital, a multi-specialty medical group, affiliated physicians and a nationally recognized health plan.

The system has grown from just 82 employed providers six years ago to more than 1,150 at the end of 2014. Yet the organization has embraced the exponential growth–in large part, because it relies on a comprehensive communications strategy that helps position new providers for success, according to John Gonda, Director, Communications and Marketing for Spectrum Health.

Get details of the SHMG strategy for success, including the way they establish lines of communication from the outset; educate on changes, benefits, and expectations; and how and why they recognize physicians’ past accomplishments. Click here to read the full article: Spectrum Health’s Internal Communications Strategy Manages Medical Group Growth.

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Matt Humphrey

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