It’s not that we don’t love our patients. We do, but there’s nothing better than helping them avoid return trips to the hospital after discharge.
Thanks to a generous grant this May from the United Hospital Fund -- provided through their Preventable Hospital Readmission Initiative (PHRI) -- The Brooklyn Hospital Center will test new strategies to reduce preventable readmissions, strategies such as improving communications with local physicians and providing enhanced patient and family caregiver discharge preparations.
We are proud to continue our collaboration with the United Hospital Fund, and we are continually grateful for their partnership as we pursue our goal of Keeping Brooklyn healthy.
About the United Hospital Fund
The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York. The Fund advances policies and supports programs that promote high quality, patient-centered health care services that are accessible to all. The Fund also undertakes research and policy analysis to improve the financing and delivery of care in hospitals, nursing homes and other settings. Annually, the Fund provides approximately $1 million in grants to examine emerging issues and to stimulate innovative programs. It also works collaboratively with civic, professional, and volunteer leaders to identify and realize opportunities for change.