Reaching for Excellence: Community Vision and Voices for Western New York Health Care

The culmination of “One Friday: Four Futures,” community conversations, this event focused on Western New Yorkers’ priorities for the future of health care and how the health system can improve in those areas.

In 2008 and 2009, the Reaching for Excellence initiative engaged more than 1,700 Western New Yorkers in “One Friday: Four Futures”, a series of community conversations about our priorities for the future of health care – the first step to amplifying the consumer voice in health care reform.

Taking the next step, this event brought the community together to learn what Western New Yorkers said they wanted for the future of health care, how the region’s health care system was performing in these areas and how they could work together to achieve excellence in health care.

The day included a panel of regional health care leaders that discussed possibilities for improvement and featured the release of the Reaching for Excellence Community Report, “What People Want for the Future of Health Care in WNY.”

Document: RX4Excellence_ACommunityReport