Complex Patient Care Transitions Focus of WHA Post-Acute Care Conference
The attendees of the fifth annual WHA Post-Acute Care Conference, which was held virtually Aug. 6, heard their hospital colleagues and post-acute care partners describe and discuss innovative approaches to care transitions for complex patients.
“With more than 100 registrants, the conference provided a great opportunity to showcase the good work of our members,” WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding noted.
Linda Joel, president and CEO of LindenGrove Communities, set the stage for the conference by outlining the complex patient placement challenges from the nursing home perspective. Attendees then learned how Cassie Stremer of Bellin Health, Luke Schubert of Rennes Group, Mandi Pericak of Gundersen Health System and Haley Hall of Onalaska Care Center are working to help ensure patients receive care in the right care setting. Diane Ehn from Froedtert Health, who is chair of the WHA Post-Acute Care Workgroup, and Stephanie Chedid from Luther Manor presented their original work examining complex patient care needs and supporting care transitions.
Wisconsin Division of Health Administrator Otis Woods gave an insightful overview of the current acute and post-acute care environment and emerging issues. Members of the WHA federal lobbying team, Gayle Gerdes of Health Policy Source and Jon Hoelter, WHA vice president federal and state relations, provided a timely update on activity in Washington, D.C.
“Wisconsin is fortunate to have true thought leaders focusing on these challenging post-acute care issues. WHA is pleased to support their work,” said Borgerding.
This story originally appeared in the August 12, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter