In This Issue
President's Message
Lead by Example: Know the Qualities of a Good Leader
What is Partnership for Patients (P4P)?
Initiative Spotlight: Kitsap County Cross Continuum Care Transitions Project (KC4TP)
Prep to Present to the C-Suite or the Board
Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program Scholars
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
ACHE: Become Board Certified in Healthcare Management
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
2013-2014 Officers and Board Members
Get Involved! WSHEF Board and Committees
WSHEF Vision & Values
ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
ACHE Call for Nominations for Regent-at-Large
DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
Initiative Spotlight: Kitsap County Cross Continuum Care Transitions Project (KC4TP)

Qualis Health is proud of the work community coalitions throughout Idaho and Washington are doing to improve the safety of care transitions and reduce hospital readmissions.

One of these coalitions has recently been in the national spotlight. Have you seen the online video that highlights the role of skilled nursing facilities in the Kitsap County Cross Continuum Care Transitions Project (KC4TP)? The KC4TP has also had the distinction of presenting their work at local and national conferences, as part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) initiative.

As part of the KC4TP, skilled nursing facilities work collaboratively with the hospital to provide “warm handovers” so key information regarding each patient is available at the time of transition. They have also compiled a listing of the various local skilled nursing facilities' capabilities, to facilitate smoother SNF referrals.

Your community coalition might consider implementing either of those two strategies, or having representatives across the care continuum all take a training session together.

Members of the KC4TP have:

  1. Undergone Teach Back training to improve communication with patients and
  2. Implemented components of the INTERACT program.

For more information, please contact Qualis Health and/or the Washington Health Care Association.