HCU News
HCU Improves Hospital Readmission Rates
Posted Thursday, March 11th, 2010 by Mike Trevino

Health Care Unlimited, Inc. (HCU) has been recognized by the TMF Health Quality Institute for exceeding the National Care Transitions Project quality improvement goal of reducing hospital readmission rates. HCU achieved a 5.8% improvement in 30-day readmission rates between Quarter 1 2008 and Quarter 1 2010 based on Medicare claims data. Janice Toreki, RN, BSN and Quality Improvement Consultant for TMF said, “I realize it takes a team to accomplish the challenging goal of reduction of re-hospitalization for your patients.”

“I am proud of this award. It demonstrates commitment to continuing improvements in avoiding unnecessary hospital stays,” says Mr. Joseph Ramon, CEO of Health Care Unlimited. “We will continue to work with TMF and referring partners to improve patient care and to maintain the quality care that our partners have come to expect and depend on from HCU for the last 20 years,” he added.

In the past, Health Care Unlimited has received various awards and recognition from TMF Quality Institute ranging from Home Health Quality, Statewide Quality Improvement and Upper Body Dressing. TMF is a private, non-profit organization which is the designated Quality Improvement Organization for the state of Texas, contracting with CMS to work with providers and health care community leaders through-out the state of Texas on national quality improvement initiatives.

Health Care Unlimited, Inc is a home health agency which has served 19 counties of South Texas for over 20 years. A talented team of providers is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide skilled services with the patient’s unique needs in mind and in direct coordination with the hospital or physician’s office. Other services offered by HCU include Primary Home Care, Community Based Alternatives, and Private Duty Nursing as well as DME services.

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