Community Impact

We have improved acces to care with the new CAATCH Program, maximized resources with preventing hospital re-admissions and strengthened the quality of our service with the Pill Box Program.

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Improve Access

Coordinating Appropriate Access to Coordinated Care (CAATCH)

Hospital cost savings with this program:

  • Advocate - $172,700
  • OSF - $259,100

97% of referred patients decreased hospital usage

No 30-day readmissions

70% of referred patients contacted within 10 days

Maximize Resources

2016

  • 52 admissions
  • Only 2 30-day readmissions
  • $925,000 in readmission prevention

2017

  • 33 admissions
  • Only 3 30-day readmissions
  • $555,000 in readmission prevention
  • $351,500 in prevented admissions
Strengthen Quality

Pill Box Program

Patients received pre-counted, pre-filled medication pill boxes every 28 days, along with detailed instructions.  The patients reported significant improvement in health empowerment and self-confidence in taking medications more regularly.

Results:

  • 68 participants as of March 2018
  • 45% took their meds more regularly
  • 56% of diabetics improved their A1C
  • 68% hypertensive patients improved their blood pressure
  • 53% lowered their cholesterol

Every dollar invested provides $15 in free health care to our patients.