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Recorded Webinar: Preventing Readmissions: Evidence and Conjecture

Presenter: Cheryl Hoerr, MBA/HCM, RRT, CPFT, FAARC

10/17/12 – How do you reduce ‘potentially preventable’ hospital readmissions? A multitude of programs aimed at reducing hospital readmissions have been implemented and while some of these programs are showing promising results, other programs have yet to prove themselves. Ms. Hoerr outlines some of these programs and points out processes that need further development and study. She also provides an overview on the impact readmissions have on healthcare expense and the public’s perception of quality care delivery.

Attendees will:

  • Be able to define “potentially preventable readmissions”;
  • Understand the financial implications of hospital readmissions;
  • Discuss various programs/processes that may positively impact readmission reductions.

Who should Watch?

C-Suite Leadership and Administrators, Case Managers, Respiratory Managers and Therapists practicing throughout the continuum of care: acute care, sub-acute, home health and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Presenter Bio:

Cheryl is currently the director of Respiratory Services at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri. Her previous experience includes management positions at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and within the Health Midwest system in Kansas City. Her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Respiratory Therapy were obtained from Rockhurst University and she obtained her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Society for Respiratory Care and is currently serving as President of the Society as well as chair of the MSRC Fall Specialty Conference. Cheryl is also active at the national level as a member of the AARC BenchmarkingCommittee and Chair of the Program Planning Committee. She was honored as a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2008. She was also recognized as Woman of the Year in 2010/2011 by the National Association of Professional Women.

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