Middletown, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014
Dr. Virginia Feldman, MD, Founder, President and CEO, announces the launch of Nexus Health Resources, LLC, and the new company’s signing of an agreement to provide transitional care management and care coordination services to Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC). Also offering practice management and educational services, Nexus Health Resources is contracted with ORMC to work the hospital’s discharged Medicare patients who have diagnoses of congestive heart failure and pneumonia.
Nexus Health Resources was created to provide hospitals, medical practices and skilled nursing facilities with the administrative support they need to reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates and the resulting financial penalties imposed by Affordable Care Act provisions. “All too frequently, the discharge facility, medical practitioners and other service providers function in silos,” said Dr. Feldman, a practicing surgeon and governing chairperson for Hudson Valley Ambulatory Surgery. “Nexus Health Resources is a partner service improving coordination and communication across care providers, all of which are critical to a patient’s post-hospital recovery. Nexus Health ensures all the pieces of coordinated care are actually coordinated.”
A Nexus Health Resources Care Coordinator engages the patient and their family during hospitalization, collaborates with the hospital’s discharge staff, and then provides the support network the patient needs during the critical 30-day post-hospitalization period. The Care Coordinator performs vital tasks such as scheduling follow-up physician appointments, ensuring delivery of any necessary medical equipment, facilitating delivery of medications to bedside, and providing a recording of care instructions patients can access after discharge.
“Helping patients transition from hospital to home is a healthcare challenge requiring a high level of administrative coordination. Transitional care providers mark a paradigm shift in how we can address that challenge and Nexus Health Resources will be the clerical arm to our clinical services,” said Rose Baczewski, Vice President Patient Safety, Quality & Health Information Management for ORMC parent company Greater Hudson Valley Health System adding, “The services that Nexus Health provides improve communications and operational efficiencies, and are essential to bettering post-hospital patient outcomes.”
Nexus Health Resources, LLC, headquarters are located at 27 Carpenter Avenue, Ste. 7, Middletown, NY 10940. For additional information please visit http://www.nexushealthresources.com, send email to info(at)nexushealthresources(dot)com or call (845) 648-3057.
About Nexus Health Resources:
Nexus Health Resources was created in response to the ongoing paradigm shift in healthcare delivery, as a way to effectively address the coordination of care for patients during the transition from hospital to home. Nexus Health works directly with hospitals, medical practices, skilled nursing facilities, and other community-based providers to create a seamless, coordinated transitional care system and provides patients, their families, and caregivers the resources to keep patients healthy at home during the 30-day post-hospitalization period and avoid costly hospital readmissions.
About Orange Regional Medical Center
Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, formed by the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center. Orange Regional boasts seven floors of state-of-the-art technology, provides 353 private patient rooms, and employs over 2,400 healthcare professionals. More than 600 doctors have privileges at the hospital and treat thousands of area residents.