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Nexus Health Resources Cuts Select Orange Regional Medical Center Patient Readmissions by Half

Orange Regional Medical Center
Orange Regional Medical Center

Reduction in readmissions means healthier patients

Middletown, NY – (June 12, 2014) – By stepping up to fill a new, critical gap in the healthcare industry, Nexus Health Resources – a Middletown-based healthcare coordination company founded by CEO and President Dr. Virginia Feldman – has reduced readmission rates for monitored patients at Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) by half. 

 

Created to aid patients and hospitals in a rapidly-changing healthcare industry, Nexus Health provides transitional care, coordination and education to patients leaving the hospital and returning home. Nexus Health’s mission dovetails with the Affordable Care Act legislation which reduces payments to medical facilities that have excess readmissions within a 30-day window.

 

Nexus Health’s partnership with ORMC – formed earlier this year – has decreased readmission by half the previous rate, before being monitored, according to ORMC internal data. To accomplish the decrease, Nexus Health’s Care Coordinators have worked alongside discharged patients with congestive heart failure or pneumonia to schedule doctor’s appointments, provide medications to bedside and work collaboratively with clinical and quality staff. Nexus Health’s efficient processes, such as follow-up care, ensure there are no loose ends. 

 

“These statistics from ORMC are incredibly heartening,” Dr. Feldman said. “Through careful and compassionate care coordination, Nexus Health is able to guide patients towards staying well and feeling healthy.”

 

“Nexus Health is providing an indispensable service,” said Rose Baczewski, Vice President, Patient Safety, Quality & Health Information Management for ORMC parent company Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “By successfully guiding patients through the discharge process, Nexus Health allows our physicians and administrative staff to make ORMC the best possible medical facility it can be.”  

 

Nexus Health Resources, LLC, headquarters are located at 27 Carpenter Avenue, Ste. 7, Middletown, NY  10940. For additional information, please visit www.nexushealthresources.com, send email to info@nexushealthresources.com or call (845) 648-3057.

About Nexus Health Resources:

Nexus Health Resources was created in response to the ongoing paradigm shift in healthcare delivery, as a way to effectively address the coordination of care for patients during the transition from hospital to home. Nexus Health works directly with hospitals, medical practices, skilled nursing facilities, and other community-based providers to create a seamless, coordinated transitional care system and provides patients, their families, and caregivers the resources to keep patients healthy at home during the 30-day post-hospitalization period and avoid costly hospital readmissions.

 

About Orange Regional Medical Center

Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, formed by the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center. Orange Regional boasts seven floors of state-of-the-art technology, provides 353 private patient rooms, and employs over 2,400 healthcare professionals. More than 600 doctors have privileges at the hospital and treat thousands of area residents.

 

Press Contact for Orange Regional Medical Center

Rob Lee, Executive Director Public Relations/Marketing

Greater Hudson Valley Health System

845-333-2361

rlee@ormc.org

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