Join Catholic Health Chair of Emergency Medicine Christopher Raio, MD, as he discusses the enhancements to the Emergency Department, one of the main features of Good Samaritan’s upcoming Patient Care Pavilion.
Is your ED the most efficient it can be without sacrificing quality? Does your ER volume justify your current staffing ratio? The pandemic has taught us the critical nature of the relationship between ED staffing ratios and ED volume as hospital ED volumes plummeted 42% in 2020. Lower ED volumes combined with higher acuity patients means making sure efficiencies don’t outpace quality of care .
St. Francis Hospital experienced a significant decrease in Emergency Department patient volume commensurate with the prevalence of COVID in 2019, to see that volume increase beyond pre-COVID baseline, and subsequently explode as of January 2021.
Mercy Medical Center was one of the last PEP NY sites to see it’s volume impacted by COVID-19, holding pre-COVID volumes until March. From March to April, the site experienced a 30% decrease in ED volume, and remained there through January 2021.
Progressive Emergency Physicians and Precision Medical Arts Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery partnered with Long Island Community Hospital to sponsor the Heroes Week gifts provided to the LICH family.
Observation units: Happier patients, better outcomes and lower costs As part of the initial implementation of the Affordable Care Act nearly a decade ago, federal policymakers adopted the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “Triple Aim.” Focused on reducing...