New Inpatient Heart Failure Service at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea optimizes recovery process

September 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

In partnership with St. Joe’s Chelsea, Michigan Medicine has developed an innovative program developed to provide heart failure patients with the optimal opportunity for success post-discharge and to minimize readmissions.

During the first critical 30-day period following discharge, this program offers structured optimization of medications for heart failure, an engaging education program, close monitoring following discharge, and the support of a multidisciplinary team from specialties such as pharmacy, social work and nutrition. 

Patients admitted to the Inpatient Heart Failure Service will be cared for by Michigan Medicine hospitalists on the Michigan Hospitalists Chelsea (MHC) Service. All patients in the program will receive care from the Michigan Medicine Advanced Heart Failure Program through virtual consultation with the hospitalist team. For the first few weeks following discharge, all patients will receive care through the new Michigan Medicine Heart Failure Bridges and Transitions (BAT) program.

At the completion of this program, patients will be scheduled to meet with their general cardiology or heart failure provider to continue their care.

For more information, visit this web page or contact Matthew Konerman (pager 18628) or Dave Bozaan (pager 20182).