New Initiative Helps Bring Homes, Hope to Homeless Population
Homelessness in Boston is a crisis with many sides and many stakeholders. It’s a problem with social, health, and economic implications—and a new, Partners HealthCare-supported initiative launched by Mayor Martin J. Walsh aims to address it on all fronts.
Care Coordination Navigates Kidney Patients Away from Hospital Stays
For patients with end-stage renal disease—advanced chronic kidney disease that necessitates dialysis for survival—complications and hospitalization present a persistent threat. Often faced with comorbidities such as diabetes or vascular disease, patients require treatment from a patchwork of providers—which can result in fragmented, redundant care.
Collaborative Effort: Neurospine Consortium Sheds Light on Surgical Best Practices
Among spinal surgeries, fusion procedures for lumbar spine disorders are exceedingly common—and costly. Though these procedures typically comprise a common framework—minimize pressure on the nerves, stabilize the spine, introduce any necessary implants for stabilization—substantial variety can be found in surgical approaches and surrounding care.
A Collaborative Effort for Better Care: System-wide Sepsis Initiative
Collaboration is the essence of Partners HealthCare’s mission. Across our hospitals and 6,000 physicians, efforts are underway—every day—to enhance quality for our patients through interdisciplinary partnerships that uncover new insights and strengthen our standards of care.
Partners Integrated Care Management Program Celebrates Five Years
On December 8, the Partners HealthCare Integrated Care Management Program (iCMP) had a lot to celebrate. This year’s annual iCMP All Team Gathering commemorated the program’s 5-year-anniversary by highlighting achievements of staff members and looking forward toward expansions and project goals.
Spaulding Hits the Big Screen in "Stronger"
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is known as a place of mental and physical rebuilding, superhuman strength and raw inspiration. But on Sept. 12, it was the site of a ritzy red-carpet movie screening. "Stronger", the story of Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon bombing survivor and double amputee, premiered in the very gym where he made his recovery.
How Partners is Expanding the Role of Non-Clinical Support Services to Treat Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Substance use disorders (SUDs), including alcohol and opioid use disorders, are highly prevalent in our New England communities. To address this, Partners has developed a network of clinical and non-clinical support services to meet the complex needs of patients with SUDs.