DSRIP in Action: Childress

Please join us for our second DSRIP in Action Event.  The event will be held on August 12, 2015 at the Childress Regional Medical Center (901 US 83, Childress, TX  79201). 

Agenda for DSRIP in Action

 10:00 am -10:15 am      Welcome and Introduction

10:15 am -11:00 am       Project Highlight (Palliative Care)

11:00 am -11:30 am       Forum Discussion about Project

11:30 am -12:30 pm       Networking Lunch (Lunch will be provided)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm       Regional DSRIP Discussion (Regionally and across the state)

Project Overview:

Provider Overview:  Childress Regional Medical Center is a 39-bed hospital located in the city of Childress, Texas.  The hospital is the primary healthcare provider for 30,000 residents in a 5 county area of the southeastern Texas panhandle; all 5 counties are HPSA designated.

Project Description:  The palliative care team brings an interdisciplinary approach to care for patients.  Physicians bring expert skills in management of pain and other symptoms for patients as the end of life nears. They help families navigate decision making with regard to appropriate goals of care based on the individual prognosis for each patient.  This process educates patients about their individual prognosis and potentially assists in transitions to Hospice programs where appropriate.

Our palliative care program provides services to patients who are nearing end of life as well as to patients who aren’t yet home bound (home health criteria) and aren’t yet terminal (hospice criteria).  The target population is all patients who fall into either of those two groups: patients receiving cancer treatment and ER patients who might benefit from the program as well as all patients undergoing treatment for terminal illness, patients being treated for chronic conditions in poor control, and patients whose quality of life have deteriorated due to illness.  

If you are interested in attending please sign up here.