The PHS Foundation of Care:
A Collaborative Approach
Standing out by reaching out…
Our Providers are drawn to geriatrics, where decisions are individualized and, of necessity, less protocol driven. Geriatric care is both a science and an art. Providers have to think outside of the box on a daily basis, for a host of reasons related to the environment, staff and facility capabilities, individual patient needs, and family desires.
Constant education of facility staff is also an often overlooked critical success factor. To that end, we understand that a vital component of delivering effective care in this environment is for all members of the healthcare team to take into account a patient’s (and their family’s) wishes. That’s what makes our Collaborative Care approach so valuable. We do our best to ensure that all Healthcare Professionals in the PHS family, as well as our corporate partners at SNFs, long-term care facilities, and hospitals, work as an interdisciplinary team to provide the highest level of compassionate and thoughtful care possible for the seniors we serve. This takes focus and time, two values that are in short supply in our current healthcare environment.
Community based collaborative care approach
Two critical components of improved care delivery are:
- Dedication to work with and employ high-caliber Nurse Practitioners and Physicians who are educated about post-acute and long-term care and are motivated for change.
- Constant innovation to improve clinical and business processes and to streamline the delivery of care through advanced electronic information technology, processes, provider education, and communication with our partners.
Our expertise and focus in the post-acute space provide our partners with a unique and sometimes surprising spirit of practitioner cooperation, collaboration, and innovation. The difference is immediately noticeable to patients, families, facilities, and healthcare providers.
President and COO