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.
AHA/HRET Guides
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Advanced Illness Management Strategies - Part 1

Dec 11, 2012
In 2012,
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Palliative Care Programs

Jan 1, 2012
In 2006, Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health care system, chose seven pilots site with established palliative care programs to test improvements.
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Respecting Choices

Jan 1, 2012
The Respecting Choices' advance care planning program, developed in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a multi-faceted approach that depends on the re-design of the health care system in 4 domains.
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Advanced Illness Management (AIM)

Jan 1, 2012
AIM focuses care on people with advanced illness, which often involves more than one chronic diagnosis such as cancer, heart failure, or dementia.