Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum

The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.

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Patients who leave the emergency department (ED) without care put both themselves and the hospital at risk. Here's how the ED team at Pomerado Hospital in Poway, Calif., used a unique, evidence-based intervention to decrease walkouts and boost patient satisfaction. Read More...
1/2/2018 11:32:40 AM | 2 comments

When the Palomar Medical Center relocated to a new, state-of-the-art facility, ED volume rocketed beyond all predictions. To meet this new demand, the team decided to redesign its input system. Here's what they learned.

12/28/2017 3:19:38 PM | 1 comments

Sometimes improving emergency department (ED) throughput requires a hospital-wide effort. Here's how Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., mobilized just about every department to help boost ED capacity. Read More...
12/18/2017 1:31:26 PM | 5 comments

How do patients and families experience our ED? And how do we meet their expectations in this inherently chaotic and unpredictable environment? In today's post, leaders at Redlands Community Hospital share their patient satisfaction journey. Read More...
12/13/2017 4:44:03 PM | 1 comments

mindfulness in medicine holiday postMany of us in healthcare are constantly striving to cram more into each workday. We'd be so happy if only we could get more done! Or would we? In today's post, columnist Anne Bruce shares her secrets for slowing down and enjoying unscheduled time. Read More...
12/11/2017 2:36:15 PM | 2 comments
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