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Good Shepherd honored with 2013 Doyle Award

BARRINGTON – Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital was recently recognized by MCG (formerly Milliman Care Guidelines) with the 2013 Richard L. Doyle Award.

The award recognized the hospital for a significant decrease in preventable hospital re-admissions through individualized care planning in the emergency department. Each year, one provider and one payer are recognized with the Doyle award.

Good Shepherd partnered nurse care managers, physicians, social workers and other community resources with members of the emergency department and inpatient teams. The hospital’s inter-disciplinary efforts – centered on a patient-first philosophy and evidence-based data – reduced its acute care re-admission rate from 12.4 percent in the first quarter of 2011 to 7.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013, a 40 percent decline over two years.

– The Northwest Herald

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