Q&A: Mario J. Garner, President, CHI St. Luke’s The Vintage Hospital

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What are the greatest health care needs in the Spring and Klein area?
Care coordination across the continuum is a growing need in the area. At The Vintage Hospital, we use a multidisciplinary approach inclusive of our physicians, nurses, ancillary care providers and care management teams to coordinate care transitions from admission to discharge, to post-acute and/or home care for all patients.

What will be the greatest challenge for health care providers?
Balancing patients’ health care needs with affordability of care and tightening of reimbursement will continue to challenge health care providers in 2019. he Vintage Hospital seeks to close this gap with greater transparency, opportunities for patients to enter into a payment plan and financial assistance for those who qualify.

What new technologies are most promising for health care in the Greater Houston area ?
Continued advancements in robotic surgery show to be promising in 2019. [It] has transformed the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling our surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.

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Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.
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