Dr. Michael Gamble has been named as the new Medical Director of Emergency Services at Greene County General Hospital. Dr. Gamble steps into this role as a board certified Family Medicine and Emergency Medical Services physician who has practiced in GCGH’s Emergency Department for over fifteen years. As Medical Director, Dr. Gamble is heading a new group of physicians and an updated charting system for the Emergency Department.
GCGH previously contracted a medical staffing provider to provide physicians to the Emergency Department as needed but the new group of physicians are GCGH employees. Brenda Reetz, CEO of Greene County General Hospital is pleased with the change, “hiring physicians as hospital employees allows us to focus on choosing experienced and trusted physicians” Reetz explains, “when we hire a physician, we are interested in those who we would want caring for our own families.” This also means patients will be billed for emergency services directly from the hospital.
The Emergency Department has updated the charting system to an innovative emergency and urgent care specific system, T-System. Troy Gaither, RN, Director of Emergency Services, says the new charting system was developed to streamline the workflow. “This should enable us to document more efficiently and with greater speed, allowing us to improve our wait times while providing excellent care,” Gaither explains.