Marina Del Rey Hospital, an Affiliate of Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Creates New Homecare Division

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Hospital partners with 24Hr HomeCare, a leading non-medical professional caregiving organization to bring additional service line to support patient outcomes and bring funding to hospital programs and services.

Marina Del Rey Hospital Staff attended a training in September led Marina Homecare management..

Marina Del Rey Hospital and Marina Homecare Staff

We strongly believe our partnership will help with throughput challenges, reduce our readmission rate, and ultimately improve patient satisfaction.

Marina Del Rey Hospital has announced the launch of a new homecare division, Marina Homecare. Marina Homecare, a professional caregiving division, is a collaboration between Marina Del Rey Hospital and 24Hr HomeCare, an award winning non-medical homecare provider known for its innovation and service levels. 24Hr HomeCare has 13 locations throughout California and Arizona and was recently named Best In-Home Care Company by LA Daily News.

“With the changing climate of healthcare, Marina Del Rey Hospital was looking for ways to improve patient outcomes after hospitalization,” Chief Nursing Officer Paulette Heitmeyer stated. “We know that many of our patients need additional assistance outside of medical home health, which is a great service but typically only provides intermittent care for a brief period of time, perhaps an hour visit 2-3 days per week. Some of our patients seek additional care, such as help with their activities of daily living, personal care, or even someone to drive them to a follow up appointment. Many of our staff have utilized 24Hr HomeCare for their own families, and have seen how solution-oriented 24Hr HomeCare can be, even in times of urgent crisis. We strongly believe our partnership will help with throughput challenges, reduce our readmission rate, and ultimately improve patient satisfaction.”

Hospitals are seeking additional service lines as a result of the affordable care acts efforts in reducing hospitalizations. Marina Homecare creates an additional service line for Marina Del Rey Hospital, assisting the hospital to fund its programs and services.

24Hr’s Co-founder Ryan Iwamoto mentioned how similar programs throughout the state have paved the way for hospital partnerships: “We have been fortunate to work with other community based organizations throughout the state that have benefitted from our collaborations. Marina Del Rey Hospital is an organization that many of our patients have utilized for their care and we felt there was a natural synergy to form this collaboration as many of our programs were created to benefit hospitals’ efforts with cost savings and readmission prevention.”

Healthcare professionals and media may contact Mark Miller, Chief Information Officer of Marina Del Rey Hospital, at mark(dot)miller(at)marinahospital(dot)com or info(at)marinahomecare(dot)com for additional information on the program.

Marina Del Rey Hospital is a 145-bed acute care Joint Commission accredited hospital offering general acute medical services and 24/7 emergency care. Marina Del Rey Hospital is a non-profit community hospital affiliate of the Cedars-Sinai Health System. As a surgical hospital focused on spine, minimally invasive surgery, bariatrics and orthopedics, our mission is to enhance our patients' lives by providing them with focused care from a team of nationally recognized physicians and support staff. Marina Del Rey Hospital and our team of highly talented and specialized professionals are dedicated to improving the health and lifestyle of our patient community.

24Hr HomeCare is an award winning Los Angeles-based company that provides high-quality, professional caregiving services to seniors and the disabled, allowing them to continue full, active and healthy lifestyles. Founded by David Allerby, Tyner Brenneman-Slay, and Ryan Iwamoto in 2008, 24Hr HomeCare has expanded to thirteen locations throughout California, Arizona, and Texas, hiring over 3,000 employees. Services include assistance with personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and transportation services. In 2014, 24Hr HomeCare was ranked by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the #29 Fastest Growing Private Company in America and by Forbes Magazine as the #24 Most Promising Company in America. 24Hr HomeCare was also named as the 2015 Best In-Home Care Company by the LA Daily News.

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