EASTON, Md., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/—The Quality Health Foundation, the mission arm of Delmarva Foundation, recently announced local grants totaling $248,316. A total of six awards among nearly 100 applicants have been awarded by the Quality Health Foundation. One of the six awards went to the southern Maryland-based Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency, Inc. of Hughesville.
With their $23,316 in grant funds, Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency will implement patient and caregiver education and clinical pathways to reduce acute care hospitalization rates for patients on home health service. The Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency serves residents in the towns and rural areas of Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties. Monies will be used for patient and caregiver education, individual patient measurement tools, and clinician and physician training. Clinical pathways will be established for Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes and Pneumonia which are the four diagnoses for which patients have the highest probability of returning to the hospital within the first two weeks of service.
"We at the Quality Health Foundation are happy to be partnering with these outstanding organizations to directly improve the health of these underserved populations," said Roger C. Merrill, MD, Chairman of the Quality Health Foundation Board of Directors.
For more information, please visit http://www.qualityhealthfoundation.org/.
About Quality Health Foundation
The Quality Health Foundation is the mission arm of the Delmarva Foundation, a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality in over 20 states. Formed in 2003, the mission of the Quality Health Foundation is to improve the health of individuals and communities. To achieve this goal, we provide modest charitable grants to organizations that wish to undertake improvement projects to impact access to and quality of healthcare and human services to individuals and communities. For more information, please visit the Quality Health Foundation on the web at http://www.qualityhealthfoundation.org.