Do More for One in Four

One in four American adults live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition.*  Surprisingly, mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease.  The good news, however, is mental disorders can be reliably and accurately diagnosed, and just like most common physical disorders, some can be prevented and all can be successfully managed […]

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Answering the Call to Accountable Care

Most all physicians, hospital social workers, discharge planners, and other healthcare professionals have experienced the frustration of coordinating care for the growing population of chronic disease patients.  The challenge of connecting fragmented information from multiple physician specialists, inaccessible or missing medical charts, and multiple, often duplicated medical procedures is enough to make anyone crazy! A […]

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Press Release: Celtic Healthcare Announces New Virtual Care Division

Pittsburgh, PA – April 28, 2011 – Answering the call for accountable care, Celtic Healthcare is helping physicians, hospitals and insurers through our unique Celtic Virtual Care Division and Disease Management Programs. Celtic Virtual Care has codified nearly two decades of chronic homecare mastery into our Virtual Chronic Care™ methodology. Using our program and principles, […]

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The Dog Days of Volunteering

In honor of National Volunteer Week, I want to recognize and thank all of our Celtic Healthcare volunteers. What you do is truly admirable, and we could not do what we do without you. I hope you will indulge me by allowing a special guest blogger this week to share his hospice volunteer experience in […]

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Homecare Needs a Voice

Last week, I had the privilege of joining homecare and hospice representatives from all across the country in a “March on Washington” to meet with congressional leaders and discuss issues of healthcare policy reform and its effects on our industry. Some of the things we lobbied for included fighting cuts to our Medicare budget and […]

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Don’t We All Deserve a Little Respect?

In the hospice and homecare business, we meet many elderly patients. But do we always see the real person that is inside the wrinkled, weak and weary exterior? Do we see the teenager that once had dreams, the newlywed, young parent, active community member whose soul lives inside a crumbling exterior? I know I often […]

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Virtual Care Transition Program

Considering the financial impact of preventable readmissions, smooth and effective care transition between hospital and home has never been more important. In an ideal world, hospital case managers, physicians and post-acute providers would work seamlessly together to ensure the optimal transition of care for every patient. In reality, time constraints and communication barriers often severely […]

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Are you eating the right colors?

  March is National Nutrition Month.  National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Good nutrition is an important component of overall health at […]

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Are You at Risk?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Let me put that another way just in case you didn’t understand the importance or impact of this statement. Heart disease is our nation’s #1 Killer. Are you at risk? February is American Heart Month. Since 1963, Congress has felt it important enough […]

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