Best Practices Library

These resources aim help health care leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving their community health goals.

The library’s information is constantly changing as documents are continuously posted. Topics go across all health care issues and cut across all health care settings.

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St. Joseph’s Health Integrates into Trinity Health, Benefiting Community

Sep 12, 2019
St. Joseph’s Health in Syracuse, N.Y., joined Trinity Health four years ago, resulting in operational efficiencies, enhanced community health and improved clinical services.
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MacNeal Hospital – Integration into Loyola Medicine/Trinity Health One-Year Progress Review – June 2019

Aug 21, 2019
In March of 2018, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill., joined Loyola Medicine, part of Trinity Health, resulting in a number of immediate benefits for the community. Read more in this case example.
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston

Sep 12, 2018
In Brigham and Women’s home hospital care program, patients receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their own homes. The program has helped lower costs and readmissions.
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Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Volunteer Pharmacy Courier Program

Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - In response to frustration by patients, nurses and pharmacy staff regarding timely delivery of medications to nursing units, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas implemented a volunteer pharmacy courier program.
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Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Bridge Program

Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Bridge Program helps improve patients’ health, decrease readmissions and reduce costs.
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OSF HealthCare’s Iris software platform

Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - OSF HealthCare uses the software platform, Iris™, to connect clinicians and CBOs to follow patients in both health care and community settings to ensure they receive the services they need to support their health and wellness goals and prevent hospitalization.
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Boston Medical Center Collaborative Purchases Solar Power, Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - To decrease operating expenses and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Boston Medical Center buys electricity from a solar farmland in North Carolina, as part of a renewable energy project with two other Boston-based entities. Since 2011, through a wide range of energy-saving efforts, BMC has reduced its greenhouse gases by 93%. Read the case study to learn more.
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Atrium Health – Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program

Apr 17, 2018
April 2018 - Participating in sports and other outdoor activities brings joy to so many people. Jennifer, at the Atrium Health’s Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program, a community-based sports therapy rehabilitation program, knows firsthand that sports can be life-saving – particularly for people with disabilities.