Crouse Hospital President & CEO Paul Kronenberg, MD, was the featured presenter at today's season-opening meeting of Thursday Morning Roundtable (TMR), an award-winning public service program sponsored by University College of Syracuse University. TMR brings together a mix of citizens to learn about and discuss community issues and problems. Since its inception in 1965, TMR has delivered over 1,500 programs for its members, who represent a cross-section of business, non-profit, educational, and government organizations
Dr. Kronenberg opened with an update on the status of Crouse Hospital, including highlights of the economic impact that Crouse has on the region; the hospital's ongoing cultural transformation and workforce engagement endeavors and results; and its clinical leadership and quality focus efforts. He also shared how Crouse lives out its mission, vision and values through a focus on community involvement and innovative programs.
During the second half of his address, Dr. Kronenberg turned his attention to the mounting pressures on healthcare providers in the era of healthcare reform, laying out some of the key elements of Crouse's strategic focus. He referenced three health issues that involve personal accountability, yet are responsible for the staggering healthcare costs in the United States: obesity, diabetes and end-of-life care.