The Journal of the American Medical Association in a recent study found skilled nursing centers that coordinate with other healthcare providers play a vital role in reducing re-hospitalizations.
(Study published January 2013)
The MacIntosh Company prides itself on being part of the solution. We have reduced unnecessary re-hospitalizations by partnering with area healthcare providers and creating internal programs and initiatives that have made a direct impact. This provides a seamless continuity of care, improving efficiency and reducing healthcare costs.
Partnering with Area Physicians
- MacIntosh Centers ensure discharge continuity orders are received from the hospital physician and understood before a patient admits to one of our centers.
- Discharge communication is provided to area family physicians when their patient returns home from a MacIntosh Center. This notifies the patient's family physician of when their patient is to present for a follow up appointment, current medication regimine, functional ability as well as therapy and nursing services the patient is continuing at home or in an outpatient rehab setting.
- Follow up phone calls are made to all patients after discharge from our centers to ensure each patient has successfully transitioned home and follow up appointments have been arranged.
- Physician accessibility to MacIntosh company leaders:
The MacIntosh Company is a local independent healthcare company headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio providing care services only in Central Ohio. This allows Our leaders to be present and accessible to meet with any healthcare professional with questions.