Gilmore Named CRHC Population Health Manager

Clarinda,IA | (November 12, 2018)

Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) Director of Ancillary Services Greg Jones has announced long-time CRHC employee Molly Gilmore, MSED, RD, LD has been promoted to become the facilities first-ever Population Health Manager.

Jones says he’s delighted to have Gilmore join the team. “Molly brings tremendous talent and provides important insight to our new population health initiatives.  Her passion and energy are infectious and I can’t wait to see her influence within the team and her personal growth in her new role.”

Gilmore joined CRHC in 2009 as the Education Coordinator and part-time Dietitian. Since that time, she has served as a Clinical IT Analyst and Manager of Nutrition Services.  In 2017, Gilmore was named the Iowa Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Gilmore says, “I am extremely excited to take on this new role at CRHC. The increased focus on population health will allow me to promote wellness through evidence-based care and collaboration.” She goes on to say, “We are currently providing all the services under the population health umbrella, but this new approach will help us avoid any gaps in patient care.”

Jones says the hospital’s focus on population health will benefit existing and future patients.  He describes population health as a three-step process. “First of all, it will be our goal to improve screening opportunities and processes with all of our patients. Secondly, this effort will allow us to promote healthy lifestyles with dedicated programs and opportunities for our community. Additionally, population health offers a comprehensive approach and system that better serves our patients with chronic disease.”

In her new role, Gilmore will direct the efforts of several components critical to managing care across the various segments of our population.  This includes Chronic Care coordination, Diabetes Education, Employee Health / Occupational Health and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.