Hannibal Regional Hospital awarded population health grant
Hannibal Regional Hospital, through Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH).
The funds will support Hannibal Regional Hospital’s new population health program. This pilot program is designed to assist those in our community who are fighting a number of chronic diseases and who can benefit from increased care coordination and health education.
The population health program engages a lead accountable care nurse surrounded by an interdisciplinary region wide care team who will create a network of providers and organizations. This network will offer increased care to individuals who can most benefit from monitoring and compliance in their quest to fight their chronic disease.
“Chronic illnesses affect almost two-thirds of adults in the United States. Most of the health care people receive is outside of the hospital or medical office walls. Their health care is provided or managed by themselves, family members, friends, or other community members. Often times there are barriers to effectively self-managing their chronic illness which leads to worsening of the condition or frequent hospitalizations,” states Dawn Ingram, HRH accountable care nurse. “Through this program, we are hoping to engage with individuals to find ways to increase better self-management of their chronic illness. It could be something such as education about their disease, a transportation issue, or helping someone realize what is truly important to them and how better managing their own health can also positively impact what they hold valuable.”
Dr. Pranav Parikh, Hannibal Regional Hospital vice-president of quality and medical affairs, has a passion for population health and improved coordination of care.
Dr. Parikh notes, “Today, HRHS takes a step in a long journey of achieving IHI’s Triple Aim. Triple Aim stands for simultaneous pursuit of three dimensions, one improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), two improving the health of populations, and thre reducing the per capita cost of health care. Organizations that attain the Triple Aim will have healthier populations and patients can expect less complex and much more coordinated care and the burden of illness will decrease.”
Wendy Harrington, president/CEO of Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation, commented, “Hannibal Regional Hospital is pleased to receive funding to offer this innovative program as part of the broader scope of excellent care available at Hannibal Regional Hospital. We would like to thank the Missouri Foundation for Health for partnering with us to provide such valuable healthcare services for our community.”
The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves. To learn more about Hannibal Regional Hospital and the population health program, please visit hrhonline.org or call 573-248-1300.
To learn more about Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation, and other ways it contributes to the community, please go to hrhf.org.