Saving Lives with Recuperative Care

01.21.20

Each year, our Convalescent Care Program (CCP) helps hundreds of people regain health and stability after recovering from an acute illness or injury. And yet, we know there aren’t enough beds for everyone who needs one.

Midway through 2019, the Community Health Partnership of Baltimore (CHPB) awarded us a grant to review our program and develop a plan for expansion.

Now, the report is ready to share right here!

“We love CCP. We love what you do. We wish you could do more of it.”

-Hospital Case Manager

CCP is the only place in Baltimore where people without homes can recuperate after an acute hospital stay. Our 25-bed facility offers a safe place to heal with access to medical, behavioral and case management services. We also connect clients to primary care, community resources and, when possible, housing. To the best of our ability, we help clients transition to healthy and stable environments, rather than return to hospitals or the streets.

CHPB is led by six area hospitals and helps fund CCP. Thanks to CHPB’s grant, we spent the last six months of 2019 researching:

  • Hospital demand
  • Gaps in care
  • Location and facility type
  • Funding sources

"The staff here are the best people I've ever met."

-CCP client

To compile our report, we interviewed staff, clients and hospital partners who have direct experience with our program. We also used CRISP utilization data and Health Care for the Homeless client data.

The work was led by a CCP Expansion Planning Workgroup composed of nine staff members:

  • Chauna Brocht, Director of Supportive Services
  • Ann Marler, Referral Screener
  • LaVeda Bacetti, Regional Director of Area Operations
  • Tonii Gedin, Chief Quality Officer
  • Gary Welch, Chief Financial Officer
  • Kate Leisner, Strategic Plan Project Manager II
  • Kevin Lindamood, President and CEO
  • Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy
  • Joanna Diamond, Director of Public Policy

This report is the first step to increase our capacity at CCP and will help guide expansion activities in 2020 and after.

Read the report or see the presentation.

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