Holy Family Memorial was the recipient of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Innovator Award at the American Society of Anesthesiologists PSH Learning Collaborative’s national meeting for its Meds to Beds program.
Meds to Beds is a free bedside service for hospital patients. Pharmacy staff meet with hospitalized patients to discuss anticipated medication needs, the purpose of the medications, and the patient’s prescription drug coverage. A pharmacist then delivers the medications directly to the patients on the day of discharge and provides education regarding what the medication is for, how to take it, and potential side effects. This saves patients time and gets them on the road to recovery faster.
PSH is a patient-centered, physician-led, team-based model of care that helps patients navigate through the entire surgical experience, starting with the decision to have surgery and prepare to have surgery through discharge from the hospital and beyond. The PSH Learning Collaborative 2020 brings together leading organizations and subject matter experts from across the country.
PSH Innovator Award recipients were chosen based on a variety of criteria including well-defined plans for implementing a PSH pilot, organizational capabilities, and prior experience with quality improvement initiatives.