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Seligman Brand Strategies
JUPITER, Fla. (May 15, 2014) – Jupiter Medical Center has expanded its patient services to include CareServices, a new home health partnership with CareSouth Health System, Inc. The program, whose goal is to reduce readmission rates, allows patients to recover and rehabilitate in the comfort of their own homes after being discharged from the hospital.
CareSouth is one of the country’s leading providers of Medicare-certified home health and other non-acute health services, providing quality, compassionate in-home care services. The program provides at-home services including nursing, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social workers, registered dieticians and home infusion services. Certified nursing assistants and personal care aides are also available.
Readmission rates among CareServices patients are at 2.5 percent, compared to 13.1 percent for the state of Florida and 12.1 percent nationally, according to Strategic Healthcare Programs. This puts CareServices in the 93rd percentile for excellence in the country.
The home health care provided by CareServices maintains the high-quality care patients receive at the hospital. To qualify for services, it must be deemed medically necessary, under a physician's plan of care, with the patient and requiring one or more of the following: intermittent skilled nursing, continued occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech language pathology services. Eligible candidates are enrolled upon discharge from Jupiter Medical Center, the Pavilion, or any hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility.
“The healthcare industry is moving from a sickness business to a health and wellness business, and it is our responsibility to organize ourselves around this concept,” said John D. Couris, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jupiter Medical Center. “By adding this important component of the healthcare continuum, we are able to provide our community with a healthcare resource to help patients recover in the comfort of their homes, with the highest quality care standards. Jupiter Medical Center is proud to partner with CareSouth to further develop our System of Care approach to healthcare – caring for our community’s health and wellness through the entire healthcare journey.”
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.
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