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Keeping Readmission Rates Low with Treatment Guidelines
Health Leaders Media

An elderly woman was admitted to UPMC Hamot for diverticulitis last year. Upon her arrival back home, her home health nurse detected that the woman had gained about 8 pounds in water weight.

“Rather than be readmitted to the hospital, they got her connected with telehealth, monitored her, and adjusted her diuretics,” says Jim Donnelly, RN, MBA, chief quality officer and chief nursing officer for the 412-licensed-bed Erie, PA, hospital.