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How Hospitals Can Save Millions Helping Homeless



Recuperative care projects in Southern California are saving hospitals millions of dollars that they'd otherwise incur keeping repeating patients in acute care beds. At the same time, they're improving care for thousands of homeless people.



1 comments on "How Hospitals Can Save Millions Helping Homeless"
Ruth Hansten RN PhD FACHE (1/5/2012 at 11:49 AM)

Cheryl, thank you for assembling this great news about creative demonstration projects for "frequent fliers" that I hope will be replicated on a national scale. I come from a public health background in the 1970s when we did use half-way houses and other suppport services to help patients truly heal before discharge. We can argue whether this is the government's job or the hospital's responsibility, but while we figure out accountability, patients are being supported in a compassionate manner. To me, the measure of a society is how we care for the least fortunate among us. It's heartening that doing the right thing, respectful healing care that's individualized for that person, is saving money!