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Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Reduces Hospitalizations

Hospitals and nursing homes are implementing various initiatives to reduce hospitalizations and the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), part of the CenterLight Health System, is no exception. This facility, which serves the needs of residents with a variety of physical co-morbidities and cognitive challenges, was recently recognized by the American Medical Director's Association (AMDA) for its approach in reducing hospitalizations through value-based healthcare.

CNR's comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to reducing hospitalizations includes using the Stop and Watch communication tool to quickly notify the care team of any change in a patient's condition, review screening and assessment tools, evaluate staff competency, and provide weekly educational programs.

As a result of these efforts, CNR reduced their short-term re-hospitalization rate by 41% and long-term hospitalization rate by 52% during the study period. Their overall patient satisfaction rating of 95% and 97% recommendation rating also illustrate the quality of care their patients receive.