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ettingReadyforHealthReformAlthoughPresidentObamasignedtheAordableCareActintolawonMarch232010majorprovisionsothelawwerenotscheduledtotakeeectorthreeormoreyears.Becauseothelongtimelinesomeprovidersdelayedtheirresponseandsomemayevenhaveassumedthatthelawwouldbeoverturned.HoweverevenbeoretheAordableCareActbecamelawatBonSecoursHealthSystemwehavebeenworkinghardtoprepareorthenewutureohealthcare.BythetimetheSupremeCourtupheldthelawinJune2012wewerealreadywellonthewaytoadaptingtothenewrealitiesthatwillaecteveryAmericanandeveryhealthcareprovider.AmongtheinitiativesthathavepositioneduswellorhealthcarereormareclinicaltransormationimprovementstosaetyandpatientcarethestewardshipeorttoimproveefciencyandreducecostseortstoimprovethehealthoourownemployeesandcommunitiesandpartneringwithphysiciansandotherproviderstocreateAccountableCareOrganizationstomanagecareoraspecifcpatientpopulation.ClinicalTransormationhasbeenpartoBonSecoursoralmostfveyearsandhasalreadyaccomplishedimprovementsinqualitysaetyandefciencythroughtheimplementationoevidence-basedcareandinnovation.Ithascreatedacultureoholisticpatientandresident-centeredcareandservicethathasimprovedpatientandresidentsatisaction.Throughtensystem-widelearningcommunitiesclinicalleadershavesharedbestpracticesandencouragedstandardizationinthecareprocessestoprovidethebestpossibleoutcomes.TheimplementationotheBonSecoursConnectCareelectronichealthrecordssystembeginningin2005andnowliveintenoouracutecarehospitalsandemergencydepartmentsandambulatorycaresitesthroughoutthesystemhasalsohelpedplaceBonSecoursontheleadingedgeinpreparingorhealthcarereorm.FiscalYear2012wasawatershedyearinourquesttoprovidehigh-qualityhealthcaremoreefcientlyandatalowercost.Westartedathree-yearStewardshipProgramtoreducecostsandeliminatewaste.Inthisthefrstyearotheinitiativeweoundalmost70millioninsavingsandhopetoachieveanother60millioninFY2013.Atthesametimeweimprovedourpurchasingprocessesattainedbettercontroloourcontractedservicesandourassetsandevenbecamebetterstewardsotheenvironment.Thisyearalsowealsoresolvedtohelpouremployeesbecomemoreawareotheirownhealthandwellnessandincreasetheuseopreventivecareservices.UndertheAordableCareActproviderswillhavetheopportunitytoimprovethehealthoadefnedpopulationsoinapilotprogramweundertooktohelpouremployeesgethealthier.AllouswhoworkatBonSecoursarenowencouragedtotakealookatourliestylesandhabitstomanageourrisksandbecomeagoodexampletoourpatientsandresidents.AtBonSecourswehavelongbeenawarethatahealthycommunityinvolvesmorethanjustphysicalhealth.Inmanyinnovativewaysourlocalsystemsareaddressingtheneedsotheircommunitiestobringthemtohealththroughabetterquality-o-lie.EachlocalsystemhasdevelopedaHealthyCommunityInitiative.Communitygardenshavesprungupinmanyoourcommunitiesandotherinitiativesaretacklinglocalissueswithhousingoodeducationemploymentpublicsaetycleanairandwaterandrecreation.AspartoourHealthyCommunityInitiativesourlocalsystemshavealsodevelopedpartnershipswithotherareaproviderstoimprovethecoordinationocare.ThesepartnershipsarethefrststepsinthecreationoAccountableCareOrganizationstomanagehealthcareorspecifcpatientpopulations.WewanttothanktheSistersoBonSecoursBonSecoursMinistriestheBonSecoursHealthSystemBoardoDirectorsthehealthsystemleadershipandeachoourdedicatedco-workerswholiveourmissioneveryday.Yourguidanceyourleadershipandhardworkhavehelpedusprepareortheexcitingchallengesohealthcarereorm.SincerelySr.PatriciaA.EckC.B.S.ChairpersonBoardofDirectorsBonSecoursMinistriesDonaldG.SeitzM.D.ChairpersonBoardofDirectorsBonSecoursHealthSystemRichardJ.StatutoPresidentandCEOBonSecoursHealthSystemETTINGREADYforHealthReformGBONSECOURSHEALTHSYSTEMFiscalYear2012AnnualReporttotheCommunityG