The Emergency Department Pharmacy Team | SCL Health St. Vincent

S T A N D I N G  O V A T I O N  W I N N E R

Billings, MT

“We use VigiLanz to ensure appropriate treatment and follow-up for patients discharged from the ED. This has helped us reduce the readmission rate of patients discharged with an infection by more than 50%.”

CODY MALDONADO, CRITICAL CARE PHARMACY SUPERVISOR, SCL HEALTH ST. VINCENT

Ensuring appropriate treatment and follow-up of patients discharged from the ED

A new rule that enables enhanced oversight of discharged ED patients’ cultures, more proactive outreach and earlier identification of potential problems

  • 50%+ reduction in readmissions of patients discharged with infectionS
  • 240+ hours saved per year associated with chart review
  • $230,000+ annual cost savings

Recognized for:

Uses VigiLanz for:

Noteworthy results:

50%

Reduced readmissions of patients with infections by 50%.