Smoother transition from hospital to home setting and improved post-acute care for patients in North Texas is the goal for Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System whose partnership, Texas Health HomeCare, was announced Monday.
National post-acute care provider, LHC Group, will also work with the health systems in an effort to ensure affordable home care and prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions.
“As one of the nation’s most experienced post-acute care partners for not-for-profit hospitals, LHC Group has a strong track record of working with health systems to reduce avoidable readmissions and keep patients where they want to be — recovering in the comfort of home,” said Douglas Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources.
In addition to an improved transition from hospital to home, Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System plan to provide physician-directed care for patients with who live with chronic disease, illness and injury.
Remaining committed to patients after a hospital discharge is important, said Stephen Mansfield, President and CEO of Methodist Health System. “Through this progressive partnership model, we’re bringing together three nationally recognized healthcare providers to seamlessly transition patients from the acute to the post-acute setting in a unique and collaborative way that puts patient care first,” said Mansfield.
Patients who qualify will also be provided with the Phillips Lifeline medical alert service free of charge.
Written by Erin Hegarty