What's New at Morehouse General Hospital
The Health Resource and Education Trust (HRET) partnering with the American Hospital Association (AHA) has designed initiatives in every state to reduce hospital readmissions, which costs Medicare $17 billion dollars annually. The Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) utilizes data collected by each hospital to ensure that all initiatives are met and that coordination of care is attained for all aspects of the continuum of patient care. In doing so the Louisiana HEN strives to meet one of the Partnership for Patients goal of 20% reduction in readmissions. Morehouse General Hospital was recognized by AHA/ HRET-HEN as one of only 35 hospitals in Louisiana that have, to date, attained a 20% reduction in their readmissions.
|Pictured Standing L to R: Melinda Jones, Chief Nursing Officer Sheila McGowen, Director of Quality and Education Beverly Jones, Director of Pharmacy Mindy Diffenderfer, Director of Clinical Resource Management Seated: Carter Cox, MD|
20% reduction in readmissions is measured using the following criteria:
- 30 Day All Cause Readmissions
- Heart Failure 30 Day All Cause Readmissions
- Pneumonia 30 Day All Cause Readmissions
- AMI 30 Day All Cause Readmissions