VITAS Advantage: Advanced Illness Specialists for Hospitals
Offering educational and clinical resources designed to help hospitals improve quality metrics and meet financial goals through improved prognostication and care coordination for advanced illness patients.
VITAS clinical staff and dedicated hospital representatives are extensively trained in fulfilling the care needs of advanced illness patients. By providing disease-specific education on end-of-life care, our advanced illness specialists help hospital staff improve prognostication through understanding the signs and symptoms that determine if a patient is hospice-eligible.
VITAS experts work with you to create an educational plan tailored to your hospital’s needs. By partnering with our advanced illness specialists, we can also help your staff understand how best to manage uncontrolled symptoms and lead goals-of-care conversations.
Hospital Quality Improvement Metrics
VITAS advanced illness specialists help to support your hospital’s goals of higher-quality care, reduced length of stay, decreased in-house mortality and increased patient satisfaction, by:
Rapidly responding to admissions via e-referral portals to ensure seamless care transitions and increased patient satisfaction
Collaborating to create individualized care plans that may incorporate multiple levels of care to meet the changing needs of the patient, ensuring the right care at right time
Seamlessly transitioning advanced illness patients to home-based care with 5-plus visits per week by our hospice interdisciplinary care team
Initiating ongoing advance care planning discussions
Hospital-Specific Data for Your Hospital
VITAS advanced illness specialists further support your hospital’s goal of improved care pathways through our partnership of care meetings where we review data that identifies strengths, trends, and opportunities for quality improvement at your hospital.
“VITAS was a shining light in the dark tunnel of seeing my dearest wife’s life ending. I really have no words rich and expressive enough to convey my gratitude for what they did for us. They gave the greatest of humanity and empathy I could expect.”
- Benjamin Z., Chicago
“My mother was in her final weeks in a nursing home. VITAS was a wonderful support for our family and for her. ... She died almost a year ago, and we are still grateful for the services that VITAS provided.”