The IMMERSION PROGRAM
A core challenge for healthcare organizations is the disconnect between healthcare in its intimate, real-world setting versus the distilled information delivered in the Boardroom. Mission Health’s innovative Immersion Day program creates new paths for key stakeholders to better understand the challenges facing healthcare systems.
Mission Health's Immersion Day, enables Board members, legislators, journalists, and regulators to spend the day in scrubs, behind the scenes, immersed in the nuances of care delivery.
"The results are transformative. The program has improved insights on how to lead, regulate and report on the most complex healthcare issues facing the nearly 900,000 people who are cared for at Mission Health. Immersion is not a tour of the hospital. Through careful preparation and attention to detail, it is a life-changing experience that grows trust between the community, staff and physicians while offering policymakers a new way to better understand healthcare."
Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO, Mission Health
“This unprecedented level of access and ability to hear directly from doctors, nurses and patients is not only eye-opening, but also incredibly valuable in enabling more informed decisions to meet the needs of our communities and caregivers.”
Wyatt S. Stevens, Chair, Mission Health Board of Directors
Read more in “Immersion Day–Transforming Governance and Policy by Putting on Scrubs,” co-written by Richard Bock, MD and Ronald A. Paulus, MD, published in the March 31, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).