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Pulmonary Partnership between White Plains Hospital and Cabrini of Westchester Recognized as a Best Practice by Leading National Electronic Health Record Organization

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (December 12, 2016) – A partnership between White Plains Hospital and Cabrini of Westchester was cited as a best practice in transitions of care for pulmonary patients at the recent PointClickCare SUMMIT, a national conference for healthcare professionals in Orlando, Florida.

Recognizing that individuals with chronic lung disease represent a significant number of re-hospitalizations both nationally and locally, Cabrini of Westchester established a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program to serve as a step-down program for patients being discharged from area hospitals with a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic lung disease. In an effort to reduce re-hospitalizations and offer pulmonary patients optimal outcomes, White Plains Hospital partnered with Cabrini of Westchester and developed protocols to transition patients to Cabrini of Westchester’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and/or Certified Home Health Care Program. As a result of the partnership, Cabrini of Westchester’s Pulmonary Program has enabled White Plains Hospital to decrease its pulmonary-related readmissions from 24% to 16.8% in the first year and increase quality outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Lorraine Horgan, MS, Vice President of External Affairs of Cabrini at Westchester and Karen Hanney, MS, FNP-BC, CMAC, Case Management/Utilization Administrator at White Plains Hospital presented this data from their pulmonary partnership at the PointClickCare Annual SUMMIT in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. “An estimated 250 attendees at the presentation were clearly enthused to learn about how they could adopt this best practice in their healthcare communities,” said Hanney. ”We are gratified that by sharing the Cabrini/White Plains Hospital experience, we were able to provide the audience with a deeper knowledge of the latest available tools, tips and best practices to enable them to deliver quality care to the growing, medically complex senior population,” she added.

PointClickCare is a national electronic health record organization specializing in post-acute care settings. The SUMMIT drew attendees from all over the country, representing PointClickCare customers, partners and industry experts who gathered to learn about the newest care innovations, best practices and share in the latest insights on emerging technology trends, and network with peers.

About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. WPH is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing nearly 57,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and in 2016, re-designation. In 2014 and 2016, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 10% of hospitals nationwide. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.

About Cabrini of Westchester
Located on the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, NY, Cabrini of Westchester is a geriatric care campus providing a continuum of care to elders and those with disabilities. Cabrini of Westchester is comprised of St. Cabrini Nursing Home, a 304-bed skilled nursing care and short term rehabilitation facility, Cabrini Certified Home Health Agency, St. Cabrini Nursing Home Long Term Home Health Care Program and both medical and social model adult day care programs. Founded in 1973, St. Cabrini Nursing Home provides high-quality, compassionate care to elders in need of short term rehabilitation, respite care, Alzheimer’s care, palliative care and hospice care. Annually, Cabrini of Westchester enables hundreds of elders and individuals with disabilities reach their optimal level of functioning and remain in their homes through its short term rehabilitation/subacute care program, home care and adult day care programs. Sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini of Westchester is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to caring for people through programs and services which promote independence, dignity and well-being. It is this continuing philosophy that has distinguished Cabrini of Westchester as a respected, trusted and compassionate leader in eldercare. For additional information, visit http://cabrini-eldercare.org.

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