Coding and technology topped the discussion list during the semi-annual Rosecrance medical staff meeting, held Dec. 3 at Greenfire restaurant in Rockford.
The event offers medical staff the opportunity to gather together and hear updates about programs and campuses, as well as discuss any changes affecting day-to-day work with clients.
Rosecrance relies on a medical leadership team of about two dozen people, including psychiatrists, primary care providers and advanced practice nurses who provide care for thousands of children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families each year. They see clients at Rosecrance’s four main campuses in Rockford, SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rosecrance McHenry County and Rosecrance’s recovery homes, supportive housing apartment buildings and other affiliated sites.
Dr. Thomas Wright, Rosecrance’s chief medical officer, led Thursday’s meeting. Lisa Benoff was hired recently as a medical coder and spoke briefly about efforts to improve coding and charting.
Dr. Joseph Neubauer and Dr. Therese Lucietto were introduced, as well. They recently joined the Rosecrance medical staff as primary care providers and will replace Dr. Kent Hess, who retired this month after more than 20 years of service to Rosecrance.