Your case manager, in collaboration with your doctor and nurse, will provide you with the best possible discharge plan to meet your post-hospital needs. The discharge planning process involves several steps. The goal is to ensure that your post-hospital care needs have been met. At Winchester Hospital, our case managers act as patient advocates. Our case management team is made up of nurses and social workers who will help you meet your needs during your hospital stay and arrange the post-hospital care you need. In August 2012, Winchester Hospital formed an Affiliate Steering Committee, comprised of physicians, hospitals and board members, engaged in a thoughtful process to find a long-term strategic partner who would provide the best opportunity to create an exceptional health care system. The Board was also supported by its strategic and financial advisor, Navigant Capital Advisors, and its external legal counsel, Mintz Levin. Lahey Health is the next step in healthcare, offering a full continuum of integrated health services close to your home or workplace. It consists of award-winning and nationally recognized hospitals — including a teaching hospital and medical center, and community hospitals — primary care physicians, specialists, behavioral health services, post-acute programs such as home health services, qualified nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Winchester Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to receive three Magnet Recognition, the American Nurses Association`s highest honor for exceptional care. In addition, Winchester Hospital has always been recognized as one of Massachusetts` Top Employers and for its exceptional patient experience. Zum 11. For one year in a row, Winchester Hospital has been named to the Boston Business Journal`s Best Workplaces list, and for the past five years, the Boston Globe has placed Winchester Hospital on its Best Employers list. HealthGrades has awarded Winchester Hospital the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for five consecutive years, ranking Winchester Hospital in the top 10% of hospitals in the country. “We are very pleased to add Winchester Hospital to the Lahey Health network,” said Howard Grant, JD, MD, President and CEO of Lahey Health. “Winchester Hospital is a highly regarded community hospital. Together, we will deliver on our commitment to deliver greater value, better care, and improved programs and services to the thousands of area residents who rely on us for their health needs. Winchester Hospital will maintain its own Board of Directors with key responsibilities, including overseeing hospital operations and certifying medical staff.
Lahey Health includes the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center — a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine — and the Lahey Clinic group of physicians with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, MA; Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services, as well as more than 30 primary care practices and several specialized ambulatory and satellite care facilities. To appoint a health worker (or substitute decision-maker), your case manager will help you complete a power of attorney form. Together, Winchester Hospital and Lahey Health will build a stronger system of care in key areas of the clinical program that meet the health needs of the community. Patients at Winchester Hospital will have access to tertiary level services through Lahey Health, while access to Winchester Hospital providers will be maintained. In addition, Epic`s electronic health record, widely recognized as the gold standard for improving care coordination and patient experience, is being implemented at Winchester Hospital and throughout Lahey Health. With formal approval from the boards of both organizations, Winchester Healthcare Management and Lahey Health will now begin the process of obtaining all necessary federal and state regulatory approvals. Case managers are available at Winchester Hospital seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Case Management can be reached at 781-729-9000 ext. 2633. Winchester Healthcare Management, parent company of Winchester Hospital, and Lahey Health today announced the signing of an agreement to join Winchester Hospital as part of a common governance model within the Lahey Health System. As patient advocates, case managers can help you make decisions about your care, help you with paperwork, and alert doctors and nurses to concerns.
Together, we are making innovative and integrated health care more personal and accessible. For more information, visit LaheyHealth.org and its member websites, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Beverly Hospital and Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Each patient care unit is staffed by case managers. You will work with your healthcare team to determine the best care plan for your individual needs. Lahey Health provides nearly 1,000 local physicians who deliver clinical excellence and exceptional patient experience in adult and pediatric primary care and all medical specialties, including kidney and liver transplants. cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic medical and surgical care; local emergency and trauma care; urological surgery; chronic disease prevention and health management; and pediatric emergency, neonatal and hospital care in collaboration with physicians at Boston Children`s Hospital. If you are eligible for home care services when you are discharged, your case manager can provide you with a list of home care agencies that serve your area. Subject to regulatory approval, affiliation brings together high-performing organizations with a common vision to create an exceptional healthcare system focused on high-quality, cost-effective and community-based care. Through a comprehensive continuum of services and effective and efficient management of all aspects of health, from wellness to complex care, Lahey Health will deliver the greatest possible value and experience to patients.
As a leading provider of comprehensive health services in Boston`s northwest suburbs, the 229-bed facility provides care in general practice, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB special care nursery. “This is great news for all residents of our communities,” said Kevin Smith, President and CEO of Winchester Hospital. “This new partnership will enable our organizations to continue to provide high-quality, cost-effective community care and thrive in an evolving healthcare landscape.” Winchester Hospital offers the state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic surgical system for minimally invasive surgery, which allows most patients to go home within 24 hours of surgery, feel less pain and recover faster. If you don`t appoint a health worker, your family or friends may not be able to make decisions for you if your health prevents you from making them yourself, and they may have to go to court to get guardianship so they can accept your medical care. This can be a lengthy and expensive process. We strongly recommend that you designate a health care provider to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself. Case managers can help.