With new methods of reimbursement either in place or coming in the near future, one thing appears to be certain.  More and more diagnostic and treatment services will occur in either an outpatient setting or in the home.  Acute care facility improvements will be focused on higher acuity services and LEAN driven delivery methods.  Patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores will drive reimbursement.  Designs must focus on patient safety (i.e. patient falls) and eliminating hospital acquired infections to reduce unreimbursed readmissions.  Efficiencies and patient safety cannot however, be an excuse for environments that fail to focus on the needs of patients, families and caregivers.   Our staff understands that both must and can coexist, resulting in caring environments and cost-effective solutions.

 

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