SC hospitals receive care transitions awards at statewide meeting

47 South Carolina hospitals were recognized for their achievements in reducing readmissions among Medicare patients with COPD, AMI, heart failure and pneumonia at the annual Preventing Avoidable Readmissions Together (PART) statewide meeting Wednesday. View the list of awards here.

The meeting was attended by more than 300 health care professionals working to keep patients who live with certain chronic diseases safe and comfortable in their homes after discharge.
PART is a quality improvement collaborative that provides educational resources for providers across the state, along with opportunities to share experiences, innovations and best practices. More than 200 hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, home health and other organizations have participated.

Established in 2012, PART is led by the South Carolina Hospital Association, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Health Sciences South Carolina and the state's Medicare quality organization, The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence.

An article by PART leadership which detailed their successful teamwork approach was recently published in Population Health Management, a national journal, and highlighted in The Post and Courier, as well as leading industry media outlets such as Fierce Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review.

5,031 avoidable hospital readmissions have been prevented in South Carolina since the collaborative began.


08-31-2015 03:38 (EDT)