Saint Luke’s Health System Announces the Expansion of Hospital In Your Home to Serve More Missouri Patients
This innovative hybrid care model provides state-of-the-art virtual technology and in-person, hospital-level care to patients in the comfort of their own homes. It originally launched at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in July 2022.
Since its inception, the program has exceeded admissions goal and has earned high patient satisfaction scores. Patients, especially those with chronic conditions, express gratitude for being able to avoid an inpatient hospital stay and still receive expert care.
“Hospital in Your Home’s rapid expansion to Saint Luke’s Hospital and Saint Luke’s North is a testament to the excellent quality outcomes and patient satisfaction we have seen thus far,” says Dr. Michael Nassif, Cardiologist and Medical Director of Saint Luke’s Hospital In Your Home. “These patients are less likely to acquire an infection, require skilled nursing or rehab after discharge, and be re-admitted to the hospital. This program has been and will continue to greatly benefit the community.”
Patients with conditions such as congestive heart failure, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are often candidates for the Hospital in Your Home program.
A 24/7 Medical Command Center—comprised of Saint Luke’s physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers (APPs), and technology support specialists—monitor patients in their homes, answer questions, provide virtual check-ups, and initiate any necessary emergency responses around the clock.
To bring this technology and care model to patients, Saint Luke’s partnered with Medically Home, one of the nation’s most experienced virtual healthcare companies. Medically Home has worked with Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente to bring a similar care option to their patients.
“Healthcare technology is advancing rapidly, bringing exciting new opportunities to improve care for our patients,” said Debe Gash, Saint Luke’s Health System Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. “Hospital In Your Home allows us to bring an innovative care option to patients that would have been impossible to imagine only a few years ago. By leveraging the latest and most advanced digital tools and technologies, we are able to provide patients with real-time monitoring and immediate access to their highly skilled care team while remaining where they feel the most comfortable, in their own home.”
Saint Luke's Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization with 14 hospitals and campuses and more than 200 primary care and specialty clinics, treating patients in 65 specialty services across 67 counties in Missouri and Kansas. Saint Luke’s has cared for Kansas City and surrounding communities for more than 140 years and is committed to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. Follow Saint Luke’s: Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram LinkedIn