FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 5, 2021
Saratoga Hospital Awarded $25,000 to Help Patients Transition from Hospital to Home
Grant from Mohawk Valley Medical Associates and MVP Healthcare
recognizes “excellence and innovation”
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2021—Saratoga Hospital has received a $25,000 grant from Mohawk Valley Medical Associates and MVP Healthcare to help high-risk older patients make the transition from hospital to home.
The grant, for Saratoga Hospital’s Inpatient Transition Program, recognizes the program’s high patient satisfaction rate, success in reducing readmissions and Emergency Department visits, and adoption of telemedicine to provide timely follow-up care.
The program serves older patients who have complex, chronic conditions and could benefit from additional support. Inpatient transition providers meet with patients and their family members within days after discharge to assess patients, answer their questions, help them update and organize their medications, schedule appointments with specialists, and arrange for in-home support services.
“The extra attention to patients’ needs and wishes has a significant positive impact on their physical and emotional health and their quality of life,” said Dr. Richard Falivena, vice president and chief medical and physician integration officer at Saratoga Hospital. “We are extremely grateful to MVMA and MVP Healthcare for supporting this program and our patients.”
The $25,000 grant is the second awarded to the Inpatient Transition Program under MVMA’s Program Excellence & Innovation initiative, which recognizes programs that go above and beyond to address the needs of a specific population. Last year, the Inpatient Transition Program received $10,000 in seed money.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. The hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Medical Center Hospital, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians and 125 outpatient locations. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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