“I think there is nothing better than bringing the right care to patients at the right place and the right time. The HRC Plus program hits all those things.”
When Diana was bitten on the hand by her daughter’s cat, she made the decision to visit the Emergency Department. Doctors prescribed her antibiotics, but after a few days, she noticed her hand was continuing to swell. On her second trip to the Gundersen La Crosse Emergency Department, she was told she needed IV antibiotics to treat the Cellulitis that had formed.
“Patients appreciate the attention and care that they receive in their own home. Home Recovery Care ultimately equates to happier patients and more affordable care.”
After battling chronic bladder and urinary tract infections, Dorothy’s doctor recommended a hospital admission. She needed IV antibiotics to help her fight off the persistent infections. Shortly after being admitted to Chandler Regional Medical Center, a Recovery Care Coordinator reached out to Dorothy and her family to let them know she was eligible for the Dignity Health Home Recovery Care program.
Dolores spent 2020 in and out of the hospital battling Congestive Heart Failure. In November, she went home with Home Recovery Care and hasn’t had to make a trip back to the emergency room since. She credits the program with her long-term success.
The idea of a hospitalist is still relatively new to the healthcare landscape, but providers in these roles have the capability to make a huge impact on patients and their families during an acute episode. That impact can now be felt more broadly through a virtual role – as a virtual hospitalist. Read more about how their role benefits both patients and physicians.
“With Home Recovery Care, we are delivering the right level of care, at the right time, in the right location.”
Social Work in Health Care, March 1, 2021 Hospital at Home (HaH) provides acute, hospital-level care at home and post-discharge follow-up. Through a review of…