Relationships are the Key to LTACH Success
By Wayne Boutwell
Building relationships within your community is more important than ever for community hospitals, and the same holds true for long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). In fact, relationship-building and education are the mainstays of success for ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia, S.C. A similar approach is beneficial for LTACHs across the country.
The host-hospital relationship is of primary importance for any LTACH. Because ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist is a separate, fully licensed acute care hospital within Prisma Health Baptist Hospitals, we work together to forge a strong relationship and establish shared clinical and financial goals. This is key because an LTACH relies on and pays for many hospital services from the host organization.
See the full article in Healthcare Business Today, August 28, 2020.