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IN Compass Health's Hospitalist Team at Morton Plant wins first BayCare Quality Award
Date:10/26/2009

The IN Compass Health Hospitalist team is pleased to announce it has been honored with the BayCare Quality Award for the team's project "Indigent Diabetic After Care". The Hospitalist team was recognized due to the project's discharged patient successes including follow through on outpatient office visits, 30-day readmission rates, and A1c at three month's statistics.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2009 -- The IN Compass Health Hospitalist team, lead by Jordan Messler, MD, has been awarded the first BayCare Quality Award for the team's project "Indigent Diabetic After Care".

Hospitalists are generally defined as physicians who dedicate their fulltime practice to the inpatient or hospital setting, rather than dividing their time between outpatient practices and conducting hospital rounds. IN Compass Health Hospitalists provide a clinical care model in which the care is provided to patients regardless of their ability to pay, including indigent patients. Care of Indigent patients with serious underlying health conditions such as diabetes creates clinical challenges for nearly all healthcare providers. Also, the economic situation of indigent patients makes it difficult if not impossible for them to seek appropriate care and medications.

The driving goal of Indigent Diabetic After Care (IDAC) project is to enhance the clinical outcomes for indigent diabetic patients who are admitted, cared for and discharged by the IN Compass Hospitalist team. In addition to focused care during their hospital stay, the patients are encouraged to seek appropriate care upon discharge from the hospital. Through a special arrangement with the Turley Clinic, the IN Compass Hospitalists encourages these patients to receive a follow-up outpatient visit for clinical evaluation, diabetic education and medications, at low or no cost to the patient.

Hundreds of posters and presentations were delivered on quality projects. Dr. Messler team's project was ultimately selected for meeting all the stringent requirements for the project. Dr. Messler states "we are very encouraged by the initial results of this project." Of the diabetic indigent patients discharged by his Hospitalist team, results have shown:

 
  • 93% have followed through on at least one outpatient office visit
  • 34% reduction in 30-day readmission rates
  • 3% reduction at A1c at three months

Denise Remus, PhD, RN and Chief Quality Officer at BayCare Health System had this to say about the project. "The award acknowledges the Hospitalist Group's amazing commitment to improving quality of care, care coordination, and outcomes for these patients. We are hopeful the work can serve as a model for similar programs."

About Morton Plant Hospital
Founded in 1916, Morton Plant Hospital was the first hospital built in northern Pinellas County. Today, this nationally recognized 687-bed facility provides highly technical and personalized care in more than 50 specialty areas. As part of the BayCare Health System, the hospital features Centers of Excellence in Cancer, Heart, Neurosciences, Women & Children's Services and Orthopedics. They've also achieved re-certification as a MagnetTM hospital and Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. For more information please visit Morton Plant Hospital's website at http://www.baycare.org.

About IN Compass Health
As a nationally recognized leader in establishing and managing hospitalist medicine programs, IN Compass Health (www.inpatientmedicine.com) works directly with Hospitals to implement and manage all facets of the Program. This includes physician recruitment, staffing and scheduling, physician billing, program marketing, and ongoing operations of the Program.

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