This program was highlighted in a two-part article appearing in the September 17 and September 24 issues of The Southside Times publication.
Community South had a desire to extend their hospitalist program into CarDon communities, allowing the physicians who cared for patients in the hospital to follow them to their next healthcare facility, bridging that gap in the healthcare system and giving the patients an added level of continuity.
“Patients throughout our CarDon communities come to us sicker now than they used to as discharge often happens so quickly at the hospital,” CarDon Director of Business Development Jill Rusk said. “Having this kind of expertise from the Community South hospitalists following patients to CarDon communities creates a sense of comfort both for the patients and their families.”
The program started in November 2014 and now includes four southside CarDon communities: Altenheim, Aspen Trace, Greenwood Health & Living Community and University Heights Health & Living Community.