As we wind down 2019, it has been a very busy year for Mid-State Health enter. Many positive changes have occurred and several promising initiatives are on the way. Over the past several months, we have added new clinicians, Carolyn Haskell, DO, Rebecca Lacasse, APRN, and Casey Shaffer, APRN, and a new medical Director Lane Beatty, MD. All four come to MSHC with impeccable skills and are a perfect complement to our excellent clinicians. Also, we improved patient satisfaction by implementing in exam rooms check out and same-day appointments. We have also made some facility moves and now have our Children’s Learning Center on Fairgrounds Road in Plymouth.
Soon, Mid-State will have an in-house x-ray service. Patient convenience is important to us and having an x-ray taken before one leaves our building promises to be a huge patient satisfier. Over the next month, we will begin plans to identify a permanent location for our Children’s Learning Center addressing the need for more available daycare services for parents with young children. By the beginning of 2020, we will open up an intensive outpatient program to address substance use treatment in partnership with Plymouth Area Recovery Center, Speare Memorial Hospital, Whole Village and CADY. The enhanced substance use services will have a significant impact on the Plymouth/ Bristol region. No longer will people have to travel out of the area to find much-needed treatment.Over the years, Mid-State Health Center has worked hard to meet the needs of our patients.
We are committed to our communities whether it be at the forefront of addressing food insecurity, being available when illness occurs, giving someone a ride to get to their appointment, promoting good dental hygiene in our schools, occupational health, public health, and substance use programs, and donating to good community causes. We will continue to do the best we can for you, your family, and our communities in 2020.