Hospital-at-home makes inroads in rural America

McKnights Home Care, April 4, 2022

Blessing Health System in rural Quincy, IL, is a guinea pig of sorts for hospital-at-home in the heartland. In late February, the 300-bed hospital in the small Mississippi River community became part of the Rural Home Hospital Model. The three-year pilot aims to provide insights on how hospital-at-home can be streamlined and scaled to meet the needs of rural patients.

“We believe that rural health systems are uniquely positioned to reach critical mass with the hospital at home care model,” Contessa CEO Travis Messina said.

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