Healthcare is the second-fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy, and nursing is the largest occupation within the industry, with more than 2.4 million jobs. Case Managers, a vital part of the nursing healthcare team, are playing a larger role in the coordination of all phases of patient care. The Care Management team is instrumental in managing chronically ill patients, monitoring hospitalized patients from pre-admission through discharge and overseeing care of residents in long-term care facilities. Much of the reimbursement documentation, length of stay, collaborative efforts among caregivers and other important inpatient functions lie in the Case Management Department’s domain.
Case Managers work closely with Inpatient Nurses, Hospitalists, Clinical Dietitians, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and other members of the clinical care team to ensure safe, high-quality care throughout a patient’s length of stay. In most instances, Case Managers follow patients for 30 days post-discharge.
To enforce our mission to provide quality healthcare and Sacred Work in a Christian environment, Baptist Beaumont Hospital recently pursued and received Case Management Accreditation from URAC, an independent, non-profit organization that is a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation and certification programs. We are the first hospital in the nation to receive this prestigious recognition. This ensures that the Care Management team at Baptist Beaumont Hospital provides appropriate patient protections such as policies covering confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, dispute resolution and other issues.
Baptist Beaumont Hospital is also certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Care Center. Our Stroke Program is recognized for exceptional efforts that foster better outcomes for stroke patients.
Since 1949, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas has invested in the latest medical equipment and technology to ensure the right care for Southeast Texas. In the hands of our highly skilled Partners in Caring, our Physicians, Nurses and Technicians, we bring new hope to countless cancer and heart patients, assure that healthcare for kids is just the right size and safely deliver the next generation of sons and daughters, brothers and sisters.
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to make a difference in our community.
|Gerald Bryant, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas