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The Long-Term Care Champions Fellowship Finale celebrates the work of local frontline workers in skilled nursing facilities to reduce 30-day hospital readmissions among their residents

April 29, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY
Long Term Care Champions Fellowship Finale, April 29, 2014, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

What: A celebration of the 18-month-long Long-Term Care Champions Fellowship, which introduced frontline workers in five skilled nursing facilities to the tools and resources they need to reduce 30-day hospital readmission among their residents.

The afternoon will include a presentation by Christine E. Bishop, PhD, Atran Professor of Labor Economics at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, who will discuss her research on engaging frontline nursing home staff to create high-performing workplaces. This will be followed by presentations from each of the long-term-care sites that participated in the Champions program, and conclude with a reception for all guests.

Who:

  • JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, will welcome guests
  • Christine Bishop, PhD, Atran Professor of Labor Economics, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, as keynote
  • LTC Champions fellows from Asbury Heights, Jewish Association on Aging, Kane Regional Centers, Presbyterian Care, and Vincentian Collaborative Systems will present on the interventions implemented in their facilities

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: QI2T Center, Centre City Tower, 650 Smithfield Street, 26th floor

Why: Provisions in the Affordable Care Act established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce payments to hospitals with excessive readmissions. Although hospitals bear the financial risk for readmissions; long-term care facilities that demonstrate that they can help prevent avoidable readmissions by successfully and effectively managing resident care are more likely to receive the hospital referrals to long-term care.

To help long-term care facilities thrive in the changing long-term care landscape, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation designed this Long-Term Care Champions Fellowship to equip frontline workers with the tools and skills they need to quickly identify changes in a resident's condition, streamline care, analyze data, and discuss end-of life and advance care planning decisions with residents and families.

For more information or to confirm attendance:
Laurie Gottlieb
Chief Communications Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
(Office) 412-594-2583, (Cell) 412-523-3891
gottlieb@jhf.org

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