March 2017
Insight for Patients to Better Understand Depression

From Hospital to Home: Care Coordination Community Brings Hospitals Together
to Reduce Readmissions
The Chattanooga Regional Health Innovation Coalition ( CRHIC ) brought three area hospitals together to achieve the lowest readmission rate in Tennessee among care coordination communities.  Since 2012, the Coalition has seen a reduction in the average readmission rate for all of the Chattanooga hospitals combined from 16.7 to 15.8, going from approximately 3,300 people being readmitted within 30 days of discharge in 2012 to about 2,900 in 2015. 

"We set aside our competitive tendencies and agreed we would achieve more by focusing on the community we serve and the benefits of collaboration," said Sandra Loveless, outpatient care manager at CHI Memorial Hospital.
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This material was prepared by atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), coordinated by Qsource for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama under a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 17.A1.02.006