Meeting the Readmissions Challenge

November 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine;Nov2013, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p8
The article discusses the views of Fairfield Medical Center chief executive officer (CEO) Mina Ubbing, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital vice president of medical management Dr. Charles Derus, and Bucktail Medical Center CEO Thomas Foster on readmission challenges. Ubbing said it is a challenge in getting the patient seen for follow-up check-up. Derus discusses how they reduce readmission rates. Foster believes that managing the patient outside of the facility is a big challenge.


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