Why I Choose Watertown Regional Medical Center By: David Schroeder, Hospital Board of Trustees and Owner/President Baker Rullman

September 20, 2017

When I was asked to be on the hospital board of trustees, the decision was an easy one.  As a local business owner and resident of Watertown, I am very passionate about the community along with its social, economic and physical health.  I consider the success of Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) vital to the health of our community.  If the city’s largest employer and healthcare provider is succeeding in meeting its goals of quality service and growth, then the overall community will benefit similarly.

Because our community is located between the two largest metropolitan areas in the state, there are plenty of options for healthcare.  I choose WRMC because I trust the people who work there.  There is a sense of pride and a true commitment to patients unlike any other I have seen.  Having lived in other communities prior to Watertown and experiencing both small and large healthcare systems, I am convinced that community hospitals are the best option for most services.  It’s the little things that make a difference, like a friendly welcome and warm socks at the exact time you need them.

I am most proud to be part of WRMC’s board of trustees because of their demonstrated vision to ensure long-term sustainability in our community.  The partnership between LifePoint Health and Watertown Regional Medical Center began two years ago.  Since the inception of this partnership, WRMC has been given tools and resources clinically, operationally and financially to position them well into the future.  These resources have allowed them to recruit new providers and expand primary and specialty services to our community needs.  Highlights include the addition of a Retina Specialist, Pulmonologists, Gastroenterologist and Hospitalists. 

I am proud to serve as a voice for local healthcare and look forward to keeping your healthcare close to home for generations to come.