EDISON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Spring Hills, a pioneer in building and operating senior living and home care with locations across seven states, today expanded on its recent announcement identifying post-acute care centers central to its mission to transform care for seniors and high-risk populations. In addition to elevating quality of care, these five newly designated centers leverage best-in-class technologies and integrated population health management systems to support transitions and comprehensive care at every stage of a patient’s healing.
The post-acute care centers now within the Spring Hills enterprise include Post Acute Princeton; Post Acute Matawan; Post Acute Hamilton; Post Acute Woodbury, and Post Acute Livingston. Spring Hills Post Acute centers use state-of-the-art digital health technologies with integrated population health management, and partner with regional medical systems, healthcare providers, physician groups and people recovering from hospital stays. An innovative leader providing post-hospital care, Spring Hills has invested in extensive improvements at these centers since January 2019.
“This is a milestone moment for physicians and patients intent on continuing the healing process and avoiding unnecessary complications that often lead to readmission to an acute-care hospital setting,” said Alex Markowits, Founder and President/CEO of Spring Hills. “More than a quarter of the people who leave hospitals return due to complications. Post-acute care that combines the best medical skill, advanced technologies and personalized support is demonstrated to reduce that cost and care burden.”
Enlisting the expertise of clinicians and health-industry leaders, Spring Hills has developed clinical programs with integrated population health management to care for high-acuity patients at high risk for hospital readmission. Pilot programs have produced remarkable results that best national averages. Spring Hills has maintained an average 90-day hospital readmission rate of under 10 percent. The national average for readmission is 23-27%, as reported by leading third-party organizations including the American College of Cardiology.
Readmissions are among the costliest patient-care issues to address, with national hospital costs reaching $41.3 billion for patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Discharged patients without post-hospitalization support can face serious health setbacks resulting from their medical situation or disparities in access to social services that support nutrition, emotional wellbeing and access to rehabilitation needs.
“Our teams have the experience to fully leverage patient monitoring technology, patient information systems and state-of-the-art therapy equipment to ensure a comprehensive, supportive care experience for patients in recovery and at home,” said Jason Hutchens, Senior Vice President of Operations, Post Acute Care, Spring Hills. “Spring Hills has long been known for its culture of caring and commitment to quality, excellence, and people in post-acute care. Patients benefit from this combination of personal attention and technological expertise.”
Following discharge from the hospital, beyond the first 30 days of recovery, patients continue to need clinical, daily living and behavioral support. Spring Hills Population Health services begin for all post-acute patients from the day of their hospital departure and continue for 90 days after returning home, without additional cost. Patients receive assistance from dedicated Spring Hills team members who aid transitions and monitoring while collaborating with social services to address any social, economic and environmental factors that could impact health outcomes.
“It’s time to tackle the problem of readmission and the domino effect of increased care and concern by bringing care to people with clear and urgent need,” said Pierre Scott, Chief Operating Officer, Spring Hills Management Services Organization. “Our Population Health program addresses our commitment to people’s recovery, the family’s peace of mind, and aspirations of the professionals and hospital systems who initiated care. We look forward to providing comprehensive health services and support to more patients by partnering with medical groups, health systems and health plans.”
ABOUT SPRING HILLS
Spring Hills post-acute care, assisted living and memory care communities and home care services provide comprehensive support, including population health management, for seniors and those with chronic health needs. All communities take a personal and distinctive approach, with the highest standards for proactive health care and quality of living, at every stage of a resident’s life.
Led by Alexander Markowits, Founder and President/CEO, Spring Hills is committed to providing seamless care experiences to meet the unique needs and preferences of residents, patients and their families. Spring Hills has 35 locations across seven states: Post-Acute Care in NJ; Assisted Living and Home Care in FL, NV, NJ, NY, OH and VA; and Memory Care in FL, NV, TX and VA. For more information, visit www.springhills.com.
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