“It was very important to the family that Marlene and Darlene be kept together at discharge. This was important for the patient’s overall successful recovery as well as to the daughter’s mental health,” explains St. Luke’s care coordinator Mary Shook.
The 127 hospitals participating in the Iowa-based Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) prevented potential harm to more than 4,300 patients in 2013 and reduced health care costs by more than $51 million, according to data released today by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC), which administers the network.
For more than 20 years, IHA has invited hospital leaders and advocates to come to Des Moines, learn about the issues affecting their hospitals and share their concerns with legislators at the seat of state government, the Iowa Capitol.
Iowa’s community hospitals generate nearly 120,000 jobs that add more than $6 billion to the state’s economy, according to the Iowa Hospital Association’s latest Iowa hospital economic impact report.
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