Post Acute Medical (PAM) has entered into a joint venture with Be Healthy at Home, a Texas-based home health care organisation, to improve the continuum of post-acute care services.
This deal will enable post-acute care services to be available in the communities served by PAM’s acute medical rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospitals.
PAM president of clinical innovation and business intelligence Kristen Smith said: “Be Healthy at Home is a five-star home health agency that for many years has proven to be a tremendous resource for our hospital in Kyle, Texas.
“We look forward to bringing their specialized home care services to the communities served by our other hospitals in the region and beyond.”
Post Acute Medical, (PAM), based in Enola, Pennsylvania, offers post-acute healthcare services through 29 long-term acute care hospitals and medical rehabilitation hospitals and 15 outpatient physical therapy locations in nine states of US.
Be Healthy at Home president Brandis Wilmore noted that this joint venture will also stand to benefit providers and patients due to the integration of services and systems.
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Wilmore further added: “We ensure that patients are getting the care they need in the appropriate setting.”
“Post Acute Medical has been a big asset for us because they are able to intercept patients, making it possible to avoid emergency visits to the ER. We also get many patients at skilled nursing facilities that aren’t 100 percent appropriate for home yet, so we send them to PAM hospitals to get the necessary rehabilitation and ensure they are able to meet their goals at home.”