Atrium Health Navicent’s Hip Fracture Program Seeks to Shorten Hospital Stays, Improve Patient Outcomes
A new multi-disciplinary Hip Fracture Program at Atrium Health Navicent is seeking to shorten hospital stays and reduce complications and readmission rates.
Launched in 2020, the program helps patients who sustain hip fractures from a variety of causes ranging from falls at ground level or from a ladder to car crashes. Injured patients, typically aged 50 and older, enter the program after a hip fracture is diagnosed in the Atrium Health Navicent Emergency Center.
Early data is showing improved patient outcomes.
“The hip fracture program’s integrated multi-disciplinary approach to caring for these patients has been shown to decrease perioperative complications, length of stay, and readmission rates,” said Dr. Daniel S Chan, an Atrium Health Navicent board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in orthopaedic trauma surgery and fracture care.
In the program’s first year, patients on average experienced 28 percent shorter hospital stays, experienced 28 percent fewer complications and were readmitted 59 percent less. By shortening hospital stays, the program also provides healthcare savings.
“We’re proud to offer patients, particularly our most vulnerable seniors, with this new tool to help restore them to health as quickly and completely as possible,” said Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley. “The Hip Fracture Program is just another way that Atrium Health Navicent is using innovative techniques to improve our community’s health and wellness, elevate hope and advance healing for all.”
For additional information about hip fractures, visit www.navicenthealth.org/otinhpg/hip-fractures.
About Atrium Health Navicent
Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for health care consumers’ through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.