Dodgeville Hospital Among Top 44 in the U.S. for Patient Discharge Practices


Monday, March 7, 2016

[Dodgeville] Upland Hills Health Hospital in Dodgeville was recently listed among the Top 44 Hospitals in the United States with the best patient discharge information practices. This list was published by the industry-leading trade publication Becker’s Hospital Review.

“We are very happy to be among the Top 44 hospitals on this list,” commented Lynn Hebgen, MSN-HCQ, RN, and Vice President of Nursing at Upland Hills Health. “To further enhance our discharge instruction for the patients, we have recently added interdisciplinary rounding and discharge phone calls to our processes. Our goal is to climb to the top of this list!”

Hospitals on the list had at least 94 percent of patients reporting they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home. The data taken to compile this list was collected between April 2014 and March 2015 by CMS’ Hospital Compare. One hospital performed at 100%, four at 96%, seven at 95% and the remaining 32 hospitals (including Upland Hills Health) performed at 94%. For reference, the national average rate for providing discharge information is 86 percent, according to Hospital Compare.

Lisa Schnedler, President & CEO of Upland Hills Health, expressed, “I am extremely proud of this staff and the care and attention they give each patient. Our patients understand their discharge instructions because each patient is treated as a unique individual by the Upland Hills Health team. Our staff takes time to ensure that patients understand their plan of care. Here you are a unique person and never a number.”

Becker’s Healthcare is the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders. Becker’s Hospital Review is one of five trade publications produced by Becker’s Healthcare.

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