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Reducing hospital readmissions by partnering with skilled nursing facilities - Webconference

March 30, 2023

1 - 3 p.m.

EQIC is pleased to present our “Reducing Hospital Readmissions by Partnering with Skilled Nursing Homes” initiative. During this two-hour caucus, EQIC will provide best practices for improving the patient and care partner experience across care transitions by implementing workflows and tools to strengthen communication between facilities.

EQIC encourages hospitals to partner with SNFs that have frequent readmissions to your facility. Through a collaborative work approach, hospital and SNF teams will gain an understanding of four key strategies to reduce readmission rates:

  1. build relationships and collaborate with SNFs;
  2. establish standardized processes for information sharing between facilities to improve care transitions;
  3. engage the patient and care partner in care transitions; and
  4. understand the emergency department's capabilities to support patients and their care partners.

We are thrilled to welcome Sara Butterfield and Diane Judson from IPRO to moderate a panel-type discussion with St. Mary’s Healthcare, Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, St. Peter’s Hospital and St. Peter’s Health Partners, teams that collaborated as part of IPRO’s program.

EQIC recommends that hospital and SNF quality management leads, clinical and ED managers, nursing directors; discharge planners and readmission team members participate. Additional SNF staff such as admission coordinators, nurse managers, frontline staff, providers, pharmacists and rehabilitation staff are also encouraged to attend.

To learn more about this program, please contact Brenda Chapman at

EQIC presenters:

Brenda Chapman, BS, RNC, Project Manager, EQIC

Maria Sacco, RRT, CPHQ, Director, Quality Advocacy, Research and Innovation, HANYS

Panel speakers:

Sara Butterfield, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Assistant Vice President, Health Care Quality Improvement Program, IPRO

Diane Judson, RN, BS, IPC, QPC, Assistant Director, Health Care Quality Improvement, IPRO

Patrick Archambeault, MS, RN, CCM, Director of Care Coordination, St Peter’s Hospital

Aimee Carlson, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, Chief Nursing Officer, Continuing Care, St. Peter’s Health Partners

Joshua Held, Administrator, Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility

Melissa Stock, Director, Clinical Resource Management, St. Mary's Healthcare Amsterdam

For registration questions, contact: or (518) 431-7867

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