Welcome to the Heart To Heart program, the transition of care program between Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and three leading Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) partners!
One in 4 patients with heart failure that leave the hospital will end up going back to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. This exciting new program was designed to dramatically increase the level of care when patients diagnosed with heart failure transition from the hospital to their home, and also when they transition from the hospital, to a skilled nursing facility, to their own home.
The goals of our collaborative program includes:
i. Promoting safe care transitions of heart failure patients from Virginia Mason to the SNF and then to the home
ii. Reducing 30-day readmissions of heart failure patients
iii. Improving the safe use of medications when patients return to their independent living environment, through the use of expertly trained Pharmacists
More on Virginia Mason’s Heart to Heart Program: virginiamason.org/heart
More on the Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group In-Home Medication Coaching program: kelley-ross.com/cpi/mtm
Interesting in more data? Here is our most up to date poster, highlighting all of our most recent findings – this poster was highlighted during the 2017 Qualis Health Northwest Patient Safety Conference lunch
Please feel free to checkout the Partner Leave Behind for more information.
To refer a patient:
For questions on patient referrals, please contact the Kelley-Ross Clinical Pharmacy Institute at: P: 206.838.4587
All referrals should be faxed to: F: 206.971.5076 OR E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank our contributors who have helped fund our work in the Heart to Heart program.