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Navicent Health Baldwin Partners with AmeriMed for Post-Acute Care

Access to Care After Hospital Discharge Crucial for Patient’s Continued Health

Navicent Health Baldwin (NHB) has partnered with AmeriMed Mobile Integrated Healthcare to provide access to in-home care and assistance following discharge from the hospital. Studies have shown that patients who do not continue with follow up care within seven to 14 days of discharge from an acute care hospital face increased chances of becoming ill again, requiring urgent or emergent care, and hospital readmission. By assisting patients after discharge, NHB and AmeriMed hope to improve each patient’s odds of a successful outcome.

“When patients are ready to be discharged from the hospital, that does not mean the end of their care, or the end of their journey toward wellness. In fact, it is critical that their care continue once they’re discharged from an acute care hospital. Through our partnership with AmeriMed, we not only improve health outcomes but also decrease mortality,” said Douglas Brewer, MD, Chief Medical Officer of NHB.

Qualifying patients who are discharged from NHB will be referred to AmeriMed for post-acute care. An AmeriMed care coordinator will contact the patient to schedule a follow up visit at the patient’s home. The patient’s AmeriMed care team will review the patient’s discharge plan, assist with scheduling any necessary follow up appointments, review prescriptions and ensure medication adherence, and also provide a risk assessment of the home to address any hazards.

“It’s about sitting down and having a conversation with the patient. We want to learn what their needs are, we want to take the time to answer any questions they may have, and we want to make sure they have a clear understanding of their next steps on the journey to health and wellness. We’re there to assist them along on that journey,” said Robert Crosby, AmeriMed Customer Success Champion.

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Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers’ through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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