Together for Quality Newsletter

June 2021

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Provider Spotlight

Risk Assessments Upon Admission, Follow-up Calls After Discharge and Education Decreases Readmission Rates for Small Hospital

Adding new processes and tools to patient rounds allowed Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County, a 48-bed (15 in-patient) hospital in Missouri, to reduce its readmission rate by just over 2% in a few months in 2020. After reviewing its data, hospital leadership determined they needed to focus on patient readmissions associated with congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Click HERE to read the steps that Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County took to reduce its readmission rate.