Pontiac General Hospital, a 306 licensed-bed hospital has selected the Medsphere’s OpenVista® EHR system for implementation to improve management practices and clinical workflows as they also grow clinical staff and expand available services. More than just an acute care facility, Pontiac General serves the surrounding community as a healthcare hub by offering services ranging from urgent care to family medicine to obstetrics. The hospital also has a mental health unit and offers 24-hour crisis services for youth, adults and families.
The rebirth of Pontiac General is an endeavor led by Sanyam Sharma with the support of his family, Dr. Sanjay and Priyam Sharma. While Sanyam formed Sant Partners, LLC, last summer in preparation for entering the healthcare provider turnaround space, Pontiac General is only the Sharmas’ most recent healthcare revitalization project. Together, the Sharma family owns Infrahealth, a healthcare administrative services firm based in Austin, Texas, and the St. Martinus University Medical School in Curacao.
“Pontiac General will become a thriving community healthcare organization through the implementation of proven practices and tools like the OpenVista EHR,” said Sanyam Sharma. “We chose OpenVista because it gives us the functionality and clinical support we need at a price point that makes sense for a hospital that is investing in all areas of the organization, not just healthcare IT. Some of the better known solutions were just not financially realistic for us, but they also don’t make sense because the costs are not justifiable when compared with everything Medsphere and OpenVista bring to the table.”