Cardiac care program receives award

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

St. Therese, a faith-based senior care and housing organization, accepted an Aging Services of Minnesota Leading Change Innovation Award for its cardiac care program Feb. 7 at the Aging Services of Minnesota Institute and Expo.

The program, located at St. Therese of New Hope, promotes specialized care for cardiac patients in the transitional care unit (TCU).

The program began in May 2012 in an effort to prevent hospital re-admissions for cardiac patients through excellent care and detailed follow-up support.

More than 450 TCU patients have participated in the cardiac care program to date. Last quarter, St. Therese’s average re-

admission rate while patients were under its care was approximately 7 percent, while the national average for Medicare patients is 18 percent, according to Kaiser Health News.

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