Hospitals select preferred SNFs to improve post-acute outcomes June 2015

Hospitals select preferred SNFs to improve post-acute outcomes

Last year, Banner Health officials investigated the operations, culture and quality of care at nearly 100 skilled-nursing facilities in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

The due diligence was done to limit the facilities recommended to patients leaving its hospitals who needed short-term skilled-nursing care, which outside the hospital can be in a nursing home or in stand-alone facilities. Of the more than 90 applications Banner received for inclusion in the select group, the system chose only 34 SNFs.

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