DNP Alumna Leads Charge Readmission Reduction in Florida Healthcare System

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Joy Gopaul-Hilaire,
DNP, MSN, RN
(DNP '17)

Joy, a recent Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate, developed and implemented an evidence-based practice approach that improved patient outcomes and readmission rates at Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) in the Fort Lauderdale area. Under Joy’s guidance, her team worked to tailor the hospital’s readmission reduction program to be specific to each of their patients' needs. MHS was the only healthcare system in Broward and Dade Counties to receive zero penalties for 30-day hospital readmissions. The hospital was also named the second most improved safety-net hospital in the United States on the 30-day readmissions metric by Modern Healthcare magazine in their August 29, 2016 issue.

 

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