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AccessHealth Spartanburg: Care Coordination for the Uninsured

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Essential hospital leaders grapple with complex issues that challenge communities nationally: surging health care costs, chronic conditions, uninsured patients, and others. In 2010, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) and community partners launched AccessHealth Spartanburg (AHS), which connects low-income, uninsured Spartanburg County, S.C., residents to primary care and a network of donated care. By targeting social determinants that contribute to poor health, this initiative transformed health care coordination and quality for low-income, uninsured residents and now serves as a best practice model throughout the state.

Since launching AHS, SRHS has reduced inpatient and emergency department costs by 42 percent for program patients, decreased admissions by 32 percent, and decreased charity costs from $116 million to $64 million. Hospital leaders shared their experiences with the program, successes, and lessons learned.

This project was recognized as a 2017 Gage Award winner. Read more about the Gage Awards program and view project posters and videos from all 2017 recipients.

Speakers

Carey Rothschild
AccessHealth Director
Spartanburg Regional Health System

Summer Tebalt
RN Case Manager
Spartanburg Regional Health System

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