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The importance of transparency in maintaining program buy-in

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El Camino Hospital transitions team has weekly meetings with executives and other staff to keep everyone aligned and committed to the program.

The Issue

Having support from hospital management is critical to the success of a transitions program since transitions involve so many aspects of the hospital. At El Camino, we were lucky to have this support from the start of our program. Even so, we’ve found that it’s important to have a channel to keep hospital leadership aware of what we’re doing and let them know of any concerns we might have. It’s also important to keep the rest of the hospital staff aware of the transitions team since our work brings us into contact with many different disciplines.

What We Tried

Our transitions team meets weekly with members of the palliative care team, representatives from quality and patient safety, physicians, and hospital executive leadership. There are several objectives for these meetings: complete 7-day readmission case reviews, raise any concerns about current practice and determine best processes to proceed, and highlight any recent successes achieved through transitions work.

Impact

These meetings encourage transparency and collaboration around the hospital. Keeping everyone aware of our work helps ensure that the program continues and also that any changes we need to make are adopted throughout the hospital quickly.

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Ruth Zaltsmann

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Organization Background

Organization Name: El Camino Hospital

Location: El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA, United States

Organization Type: Non-profit

Organization Model: ctp

1 Comment
  1. Grace Chen 2 years ago

    Great job on creating a care transition team. do you review patient by patient during the review meeting?

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