(From our most recent 2014 Annual Report to the Community)
2014 Report to Our Community
Porter Medical Center Board Chair
For the past three decades, this “Introduction” section of our PMC annual report has been reserved for a message from our President, James L. Daily, but not this year.
After more than 30 years as our Chief Executive Officer, Jim Daily will be retiring from our organization later this year and leaving behind a legacy of achievements and contributions to improving and expanding health services for the people of our region.
So, we are dedicating this annual report to him—and have included in the pages of this publication some photographs and text which highlight some of the most significant projects and changes which have occurred under Jim Daily’s leadership. He would be the first person to say that these accomplishments were the result of the hard work of many people…..providers, staff members, board members, and, of course, our community which has provided such enormous support of our organization in so many ways. However, in honor of our soon-to-be-retiring leader—we have decided that it is most appropriate to dedicate the pages of this annual report to recognizing and reflecting on the many changes and advances which have occurred throughout Porter Medical Center since Jim assumed his role as CEO on April 9, 1984.
We hope that you enjoy this special annual report which reflects on some of the highlights from the past thirty years….including the most recently completed fiscal year which saw PMC continue to strengthen our overall financial position/balance sheet; complete the full implementation of our Electronic Health Record system throughout the organization; collaborate with the local Addison County Respite Home (ARCH) organization to create additional end-of-life patient care rooms at both Helen Porter and Porter Hospital; successfully complete our first-ever union contract with our registered nurses; and continue to benefit from the support of our PMC Auxiliary and community in so many ways.
On behalf of the PMC Board of Directors and our entire Porter family and larger community, I am pleased to dedicate this report to Jim Daily and hope you enjoy this retrospective look at how far we have come as an organization and community during the past 30 years.