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Beacon Health System is the major healthcare network in Northern Indiana. The organization is comprised of a group of award-winning hospitals—Community Hospital of Bremen, Elkhart General Hospital, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, and Beacon Children’s Hospital—along with an extensive ambulatory practice, the Beacon Medical Group. They employ more than 7,000 associates across their system and they are the regional leader in childbirth, mental health, cancer, pediatrics, trauma, heart, stroke, surgery, and community health programs.
When Beacon Health System engaged S&P, they had four disparate EHRs, one at each hospital. One of the biggest challenges facing Beacon revolved around the “cultural” aspects of creating a technological roadmap that would satisfy the huge variety of stakeholders from so many formerly independent entities.
S&P was able to navigate the needs of IT, clinician, and administrative teams and played an integral role in the successful implementation of a unified version of Cerner Millennium®, enabling Beacon to reap the benefits of operating as a unified health system.