Saint Anthony Hospital

Award / $43,052

Priority / Social Determinants of Health / Health Equity

Location / Chicago, IL City of Chicago Focus

One of the few remaining independent non-profit community safety net hospitals in Chicago not only providing primary health services, but their wellness program provides free classes, care coordination, and will provide a referral component with NowPow. Anthony Hospital will use the NowPow referral tool to address the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) factors impacting discharged Emergency Department (ED) patients who return seeking additional assistance within a short period of time, often within 30 days of discharge. In 2019, of 16,115 patients admitted to our ED, 27% (4,400) were readmitted within 30 days. In 2020, 35% of 11,443 ED patients (4,025) were readmitted within 30 days.