Patient Retention: Understanding the Value of Your Current Patients to Your Future Success

| January 2, 2018

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When looking toward the future and planning the success of their practices, many practitioners have the tendency to focus on expanding their base, gaining new patients, and setting goals for growth to achieve their hopes and dreams. Of course, attracting new patients to your practice is a necessary part of growing. Without an influx of new patients, no practice can survive the normal attrition that happens in any office. But without a solid plan for retaining current patients, growth will not be possible, or will be minimized at best.

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Welcome to Milford Hospital. Whether you are a patient or a visitor at our hospital, you can expect that over 800 dedicated employees, physicians and volunteers will be working tirelessly to ensure that you receive excellent care in a safe and comfortable environment. As a leading healthcare provider in southern Connecticut, Milford Hospital provides quality, compassionate and cost-effective services that continually meet and exceed our patient needs. I hope you will consider the many quality healthcare services available to you at our hospital and off-site facilities and providers. We offer high quality health care, the most advanced technologies and skilled physicians and nurses who are passionate about what they do.

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