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White County Medical Center Targets Reducing Readmissions, Partners with Loopback Communications to Achieve Goal
Oct 27, 2010 (02:10 PM EDT)


DALLAS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- White County Medical Center has selected Dallas-based Loopback Communications' technology-leading solution to support its efforts to reduce readmissions of discharged patients. The Readmission Reduction service blends the latest automated-communications technologies with the hospital's existing staff to achieve its desired goals of reduced readmissions, improved patient care, reduced costs and increased patient satisfaction.

"White County is focused on several key initiatives, including reducing unplanned readmissions, to improve our service to the residents of Searcy, Arkansas," explains Connie Taylor, director of performance improvement/case management. "We have established an aggressive plan of action and we see  Loopback's expertise and recognized leadership position in the area of reducing readmissions as the perfect fit for our organization."

"Reducing readmissions is critical to hospitals' well-being in the new era of health care reform," says Neil Smiley, president and CEO of Loopback. "Loopback's industry-leading technology will support White County's efforts to reduce unplanned re-hospitalizations by streamlining the transition from hospital to home and following up with the patient on a regular basis."

White County Medical Center:  

Guided by the spirit of servant hood, White County Medical Center, through its 1340 associates, 150 physicians, and partners, is committed to providing high quality care to highly satisfied patients through investment in new technology, facilities, and staff to maintain a leadership role for positive change in the healthcare environment.  The organization includes 438-bed acute care White County Medical Center, River Oaks Village retirement community, two outpatient surgery centers – White County Surgery Center and Outpatient Care Center, and The Heart Institute featuring a team of experienced physicians, nurses and technicians that provides total heart care including open heart surgery.

Loopback Communications:

Loopback Communications provides hospitals with reliable, cost-effective, technology-enabled solutions to stay connected with patients after discharge to improve clinical outcomes, reduce readmissions, manage risk and improve patient satisfaction. Easily integrated with current hospital operations, Loopback's solutions place minimal demands on clinical and IT resources.  For more information, visit www.Loopbackllc.com.

For more information contact:

Tom Peck, 214.352.5929



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