Promoting a Culture of Growth
Geriatrics is a team effort that requires all members to continuously invest in personal and professional growth in a learning environment.
To achieve our vision to create the “World’s Best Geriatric Team,” we have developed extensive educational and professional growth structures.
Focus on Learning for Our Practitioner Team
SHC Medical Partners has worked with Dr. Milta Little, geriatric faculty at Duke University, to create a robust framework of geriatric education and training. Activities include:
- comprehensive training at onboarding
- quarterly training on foundational topics, such as avoiding hospitalization, deprescribing, advance care planning
- monthly training sessions on key issues
- monthly sessions on preventing unnecessary hospitalizations
- annual meetings
In addition, we work with Dr. Lea Watson, a nationally renowned geropsychiatrist, to provide monthly education and ongoing mentorship on mental and behavioral health topics. The integration between medical teams and behavioral providers is the key to accomplish holistic care and outcomes.
The educational offerings provide ongoing CME credits through our partnership with University of Kentucky and continue to be highly rated by our practitioner team.
Focus on Learning for Our Partnering Facility Staff
Our practitioners are in the facility only a proportion of the day. To achieve excellence throughout the day, it is important that good care principles are effectively employed all the time. SHC Medical Partners has created many opportunities to enhance facility culture and learning, including:
- weekly facility grand rounding process
- monthly hospital prevention webinars to learn and teach best practices on the prevention of avoidable hospitalizations
- use of the CareAscend App to disseminate interprofessional modules, called “GeriBytes,” to the front lines
- weekly reporting of Return-to-Hospital (RTH) data so facilities can institute a learning QAPI process
- assessing and reporting on facility engagement in care delivery and learning processes