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Medicare, NW Denver Partners Launch Care Transitions Project
Date:6/15/2009

patient risk and increased costs. The aim of this project is to bridge those gaps and enable safer, more effective transitions.

"When we have preventable hospital readmissions, we fail our patients and we waste precious resources," noted David Munch, Vice President/Chief Clinical and Quality Officer, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, "This is a critical issue to solve and we are proud to be part of the solution."

Jodi Chambers, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Centura St. Anthony Central Hospital, notes that improving how patients transition from one setting to another cannot be done without engagement and cooperation between organizations and people. "We are committed to working with skilled nursing facilities, community physicians, patient families, and others to demonstrate what a community committed to a common vision can accomplish," she said.

More information on the care transitions project and registration for the event can be found at www.cfmc.org/ctregister. This site offers information about improving care transitions for consumers and healthcare providers, as well as information about how to get involved in this project.

About the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC)

CFMC is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes for individuals and populations across the nation. CFMC is a nonprofit healthcare quality improvement organization (QIO) that has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare quality improvement. For additional information about CFMC visit www.cfmc.org.

This material was prepared by the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Colorado, under a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
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