Improving Transitions of Care Between Hospital and SNF: 
A Collaboration Supporting the Accountable Care Vision
Press Release: Improving Transitions of Care
Between Hospital and SNF

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
1:30-2:15 p.m. (Eastern)

Press Release
Contact: Melanie Matthews
888-446-3530 phone

Sea Girt NJ USA --March 29, 2011: Through a growing number of community partnerships with skilled nursing facilities, the Care Coordination Network created by Summa Health System has been able to reduce hospital readmission rates and average length of stay for patients transferred to these SNFs...and has them well-positioned as they work toward development of an accountable care organization (ACO).

By identifying three key areas to improve care transitions between the hospital discharge and a SNF admission, Summa Health System developed a collaborative model of care for this next level of care among a network of privately owned, competing SNFs.

During the webinar, Carolyn Holder, manager of transitional care for Summa Health System and Michael Demagall, administrator, Bath Manor & Windsong Care Center, will share:

  • How to create a win-win for SNFs and hospitals to reduce readmission rates;
  • Three key areas that negatively impacted care transitions between Summa’s hospitals and SNFs in its community;
  • Strategies implemented by Summa to address the key hospital-to-SNF transition challenges;
  • How to develop a QI process that monitors transitions on an ongoing basis to identify weaknesses in the care transition process; and
  • How the partnership is being developed and enhanced as the hospital system works toward development of an ACO.

For more information or to register, please contact HIN at 888-446-3530 or visit:

Don't miss this program to learn the inside details on how to improve care transitions between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. For more information or to register, please contact HIN at 888-446-3530 or visit:

Who Will Benefit?

CEOs, medical directors, discharge planners, quality improvement executives, skilled nursing facility executives, business development and strategic planning directors and consultants.

Submit Your Questions:

You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to We will attempt to answer your questions during the conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.

Team-Wide Training at Its Best (and most cost- and time-efficient).

Gather your team around the table on April 6th for one low single-participant price. You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate.


Your registration fee covers one webinar login and one telephone line from your site. Include as many individuals from your organization as you wish - there is no additional charge. Gather in a conference room and use a speakerphone.

Program Materials:

Program materials, the call access number and links for the presentation files will be provided before the program date via e-mail.

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