Healthcare is rapidly changing and community hospitals are no longer able to keep up. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are absorbing many of these hospitals. Rehab departments within these facilities are afforded the opportunity to impact the financial bottom line by removing inefficiencies and promoting higher quality patient care. The purpose of this quality improvement initiative was to develop a process to integrate departments focusing on efficiency, patient care, and employee engagement.
Shank, PT, Jessica, "Department Integration of a Community Hospital with a Large Urban Teaching Hospital: A Case Report" (2017). Jefferson Hospital Staff Papers and Presentations. Paper 16.