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Eisner Health Receives Grant From S. Mark Taper Foundation

Grant will support care coordination efforts in hard-to-reach populations

Eisner Health is grateful to announce a $75,000 unrestricted grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation in support of care coordination efforts. These efforts are aimed at patients who have been hospitalized or had a visit to the emergency room, and help connect patients to after care in their medical home. The grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation allows Eisner Health to have staff members reach out personally to patients who have had a discharge and arrange for transportation, home health equipment and supplies, medication refills, and referrals to community support services to speed recovery.

“Transitions of care – making sure patients are taken care of when they leave the hospital – is the key to helping people get healthy and avoiding unnecessary rehospitalization,” stated Deborah Lerner, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Eisner Health, and a Family Physician. “All research shows that effectively managing the transition from hospital to home is what gives people the best chance at a speedy, and full, recovery,” she added.

“We are honored to have our work recognized by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, and want to say a big ‘Thank you!’ to them,” said Warren J. Brodine, President and CEO of Eisner Health. “We are grateful that they are so supportive of our work to make sure our patients receive all the care they need after a hospitalization. The S. Mark Taper Foundation is helping us achieve our vision of a healthy Los Angeles for all. This grant is a key part of that vision,” he continued.

Eisner Health provides primary and preventive health care to more than 45,000 residents of greater Los Angeles every year, serving patients in 20 locations throughout the county, including a core hub of care in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles County still has almost 1,000,000 people without a regular source of primary health care.

ABOUT EISNER HEALTH:

Founded in 1920, Eisner Health is a quality-focused, federally qualified non-profit community health center dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of people in the communities we serve regardless of income. Eisner Health has historically provided low-income patients with convenient clinic locations, and culturally-sensitive, comprehensive care throughout Los Angeles County. For more information about the Eisner Health, please visit www.eisnerhealth.org. Follow Eisner Health on social media at @EisnerHealth (Instagram and Facebook) and @Eisner_Health (Twitter)

Press Contact:

Warren J. Brodine, President & CEO, Eisner Health (213) 328-8300, wbrodine@eisnerhealth.org

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