Date Submitted: January 2016
Story Submitted by: Riki Hooper, MBA, MSN, FNP, ACHPN, Director of Palliative Care Professional Development
Organization: Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Location: Flat Rock, NC
Collaborative Palliative Care in a Skilled Nursing Facility Can Lower Readmissions
By utilizing early palliative care involvement (within 72 hours of hospital discharge) we were able to reduce hospital readmissions from 22% to 4% over the course of 1 year in a 122 bed Skilled Nursing Facility.