MESSAGE OF THE DAY:

To ensure that patients are getting the care and support they need after leaving the hospital, hospitals are partnering with physicians, skilled nursing homes, state agencies and other health care organizations to support “Care Transitions.” Specifically, the Washington State Hospital Association and Puget Sound Health Alliance developed a toolkit to help foster safe, timely, effective and coordinated care between settings. The toolkit includes guidelines about coordinated follow-up, reconciliation or medications and timely visits to primary care providers.

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America's hospitals are open day and night, 365 days a year, to care for everyone who walks through our doors. But we're not here just when you need us. The people of America's hospitals are always working, caring and innovating-strengthening our communities.

 Hospitals are:

  Economic Contributors

Hospitals employ more than 5 million people, making them America's second-largest source of private-sector jobs.

  Gateways to Care

We serve every type of community: urban, rural, large and small. We are constantly working to improve access to care for all patients from newborns to seniors.

  Centers of Innovation

We're bringing the latest medical innovation and technology to patients, providing highly specialized health care.

  Improving Community Health

Our mission goes beyond treating illness. We strengthen communities by working not just to mend bodies, but to make people and communities healthier.

  Committed to Quality and Safety

We're dedicated to improving patient quality and safety in every community.

 

 

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