As the new healthcare law takes effect, primary care visits may be on the increase. Washington County Hospital and Clinics CEO Dennis Hunger says one of the law’s goals is to reduce healthcare spending, so they’re anticipating a push for more check-ups.
He says the purpose would be to avoid complications caused by chronic disease, instead of just treating those complications.
Which is similar to what WCHC strives to do with their investment in their Living Well Center. Specialists in that portion of the hospital provide supplemental care and advice to those dealing with ailments like diabetes and hypertension.