A February Wall Street Journal article exploring how hospitals are beginning to send health care practitioners into the home to reduce readmissions and deliver better care, better health at a lower cost. Click here to read the article.
In September 2012, Housecall Providers (HCP) was recognized as a Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) by the Oregon Health Authority. This innovative model is designed to help transform the way primary care practices deliver care to improve patient health and lower costs. It encourages strong relationships with patients and families, treating the whole person, [Read more… ]
Todd Lawrence is making a name for himself here at Housecall Providers for his recruiting abilities. Todd, who has been the volunteer coordinator since October 2012, has seen five of his volunteers within the last year transition into full time paid positions. “The quality of the volunteer group has really been exceptional. I think our [Read more… ]
Housecall Providers has a statistic from our participation in the Independence at Home (IAH) National Demonstration Project that we are excited to share. Preliminary numbers (10 months) are showing that Housecall Providers’ 200 IAH patients have nearly half (45%) of the 30-day hospital readmission rates of our non-IAH patients. We are thrilled that the hard [Read more… ]
Representatives from IAH sites across the nation gathered together May 2nd in Grapevine, Texas, including Housecall Executive Director Terri Hobbs (second from left) and Transition Nurse Mary Sayre.
If there was ever any doubt that Oregon was leading the nation when it comes to elder and end-of-life care, the buzz coming from the recent American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP) annual meeting in Grapevine, TX, should have drowned it out.
Patient Helen gets a regular checkup from Ginger Harris.“Robert” is an 85-year old man residing in an assisted living facility (ALF) in NE Portland. Just weeks before he became a Housecall Providers patient, Robert was living in his own home independently. He suffered a fall, taking the brunt of it on his spine and starting an internal bleed. Because he was on a blood thinner for atrial fibrillation, the bleed compressed his spinal cord rendering him quadriplegic. Once in the hospital, he was taken off blood thinners and within days experienced a pulmonary embolism. This meant a longer stay in the hospital for Robert, and a stint in a skilled nursing facility before being moved into his current residence at the ALF. That’s when he became a Housecall Providers patient. Read more.
Anyone who has spent any time with Housecall Providers board member Keren Brown Wilson and her husband Michael DeShane can attest to their passion for improving the lives of the elderly. Portland State Magazine’s Carrie Sturrock recently sat down with the two of them and published an excellent profile of the couple and their work. Click here [Read more… ]
Executive Director Terri Hobbs and Mary Ballantyne, corporate compliance officer, made a presentation April 25 to the Oregon Medical Case Management Group at Salem Hospital. The theme of the luncheon event was Medical Home Model. They spoke about Housecall Providers’ history, its mission to serve homebound individuals, related stories from primary care and hospice, [Read more… ]
Housecall Providers has a statistic from our participation in the Independence at Home (IAH) National Demonstration Project that we are excited to share. Preliminary numbers (10 months) are showing that Housecall Providers’ 200 IAH patients have nearly half (45%) of the 30-day hospital readmission rates of our non-IAH patients. We are thrilled that the [Read more… ]
Congratulations to HCP’s very own Diana Oslund. Diana was honored last week by The Portland Business Journal’s 2013 HR Leadership Awards. This is a tremendous honor, as Diana was selected by a group of her human resources professional peers as one of three honorees representing the small businesses in Portland. One of the biggest reasons [Read more… ]