Southern Middlesex County News

Local Healthcare Leader Receives Rare Certification Specializing in Avoiding Unnecessary Hospitalization

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative (NRPC) announced today taht Cyndi Williams/ComForCare Home Care has successfully completed her certification program and has earned the rare distinction of Nationally Certified Readmission Prevention Professional (NCRP).  Mrs. Williams is one of the first healthcare leaders in the state to receive this prestigious honor, held in high regard by leading acute hospitals who are now being penalized financially if patients are admitted unnecessarily to the hospital.

"This is quite an accomplishment for any healthcare professional, as it requires extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector, as well as a commitment to prioritizing  the patient's needs over financial incentives as directed in the Affordable Care Act," said Josh Luke, Founder and President of the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative.  Luke, a veteran hospital CEO, went on to say "Health care leades who make a commitment to become certified are true pioneers in patient centered care, and are leading the way in their local community by educating others on the importance of this issue.  Many NCRP's have seen a growth in relationships and referrals from local hospitals as a result of becoming certified and sharing this valuable knowledge with other healthcare professionals."

The certification is available to any individual or team that works in healthcare, residential care or wellness.  The collaborative has a special program for healthcare students as well.  For more inforamtion on the certification and NCRP can be found at www.NationalReadmissionPrevention.com.

"I am proud to become certified and believe it is an honor to bring this expertise to our local community," said Mrs. Williams, Owner of ComForCare HomeCare.  "Making sure patients remain healthy and are safe in their homes is a priority for ComForCare, and this program positions us to be that resource for our local community."

 

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