What does it take to be excellent? A 650-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital in the Southeast believes it takes superior patient care coupled with strong financial stability that will allow them to always be there for their community.
With DePuy Synthes Geriatric Fracture Program as their guide, several key indicators were monitored before and throughout implementation. The cornerstone of their successful program was using collaboration and results-driven processes. Supported every step of the way by the proven implementation processes and tools of the DePuy Synthes Companies, this hospital went from being an average performer to having a truly excellent geriatric fracture program.
The results show strong improvement in both clinical and financial indicators. Mortality rates dropped by half and arrival to operating room times dropped by a third. Contribution and net income per case increased, even as length of stay and readmissions both fell dramatically. The facility realized many intangible benefits as well, including enhanced physician-hospital relationships and improved communication and handoffs among the healthcare team.