Schervier Nursing Care Center Receives Grant from the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation to Launch a Transitional Care Program for Palliative Care Patients

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Bon Secours New York Health System’s Schervier Nursing Care Center has announced it has received a $103,000 grant from the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation to launch a Transitional Care Program for palliative care patients who are transitioning from the hospital to its facility in Riverdale, N.Y.

Bon Secours New York Health System’s Schervier Nursing Care Center has announced it has received a $103,000 grant from the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation to launch a Transitional Care Program for palliative care patients who are transitioning from the hospital to its facility in Riverdale, N.Y.

Schervier will use the grant to employ a full-time social worker as a Transition Coach, who will help enhance the quality of care that Schervier provides its patients. The Transition Coach will be responsible for ensuring that patients’ values and wishes are faithfully honored and respected from the hospital setting to the nursing home, and in supporting the patient and family through this potentially stressful transition. Overall goals of this new position are to increase patient and family satisfaction, reduce patient readmissions to the hospital, along with reducing overall health care costs.

“As a premier provider of palliative care services, we strongly believe that the addition of a Transition Coach will further enhance our ability to meet the individual and unique needs of each patient,” said Eileen Malo, Schervier Nursing Care Center CEO. “We are thankful to the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation for its generous donation and are anxious to implement this new position as we continue our mission of providing good help to those in need, especially those who are poor and dying.”

The Transition Coach will work closely with hospital staff, palliative care patients, their families and Schervier staff to address patients’ needs prior to, during and immediately following the transition from the hospital to Schervier’s care facility. The Transition Coach will work to maximize the involvement of interdisciplinary expertise, ensuring that critical issues are addressed, appropriate professionals are involved, treatment goals are understood and the care plan is executed correctly.

Schervier Nursing Care Center continuously strives to improve the quality of care offered at their center. The implementation of this new program further supports Schervier’s mission to bring compassion to health care by developing new programs and services which directly benefit their patients’ health and wholeness. The Transitional Care Program for palliative care patients will launch in the fall of 2012.

About Bon Secours New York Health System

Bon Secours New York Health System is part of Bon Secours Health System Inc., a not-for-profit Catholic health system headquartered in Marriottsville, Md.

Schervier Nursing Care Center is located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, and is part of Bon Secours New York Health System, whose mission is to bring compassion to health care and to be “good help to those in need.” Bon Secours New York’s mission is carried out through the services and programs of Schervier Nursing Care Center, Schervier Short-Term Rehabilitation in Riverdale, Schervier Respite Care, Schervier Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Schervier Home Care, Schervier Cardio/Pulmonary Sub-Acute Care, the Bon Secours Center for Research in Geriatric Care and the Schervier Apartments. Information about Schervier and Bon Secours New York may be obtained from the Business Development Department at 2975 Independence Avenue in Riverdale, by calling (718) 548-1700, and at http://www.scherviercares.org.

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