March 23, 2023
S3 E5: Reducing Hospital Readmissions Through Community Support with Dr. David Berger
No one wants to be readmitted to the hospital - not the patients and not the nurses and doctors who take care of them. Despite those wishes, approximately one in five patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. What are the steps hospitals need to take to reduce this number effectively?
In this episode, Dr. David Berger, CEO of University Hospital at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, shares why a hospital should work to reduce readmissions and how University Hospital has engaged the support of the community to help them achieve this goal.
On this episode, you’ll hear:
[00:41] David’s path to CEO
[04:09] Leading causes of hospital readmission
[08:48] Measuring program success
[12:34] Engaging the community in meaningful ways
[16:15] Thinking outside the box