Reducing unnecessary readmissions continues to be a priority for hospitals across the country, which is why so many hospitals have already enrolled in SHM’s Project BOOST. Project BOOST is an award-winning program that pairs hospitals with the national experts in reducing readmissions and resources to implement programs that work in the real world.
Early research indicates that Project BOOST can be effective: According to research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine last year, participation in Project BOOST among a small sample set of hospitals appeared to be associated with a decrease in readmission rates.
And hospitals reducing readmissions through Project BOOST are receiving attention from their local communities, too. Recently, Lakes Region General Hospital was featured in an article in the local newspaper, The Laconia Daily Sun, entitled “LRGH finds preventable readmissions program is paying off.”
SHM is accepting applications to the 2014 Project BOOST cohort through August. For more information, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/boost.