A new step in care has been developed by Dr. Anthony Bacchi and his team of industry veterans. Full Article
The "subacute medical unit" would treat patients who aren't sick enough to stay in the hospital - or at least get reimbursed for it - but need more care than your average nursing home resident. The new unit will help to stabilize patients outside of the hospital setting while reducing hospital readmissions, Bacchi said, "There's no unit like it in the state of New York."
The new unit would at first add six beds but would eventually grow to 18. The first six beds are scheduled to open at the beginning of January. The $2.5 million budget includes hiring, renovation and equipment, Golden Hill has hired Dr. Joseph Scarpa to head the project. The former vice president of medical services of Bon Secours New York Health System, Scarpa launched a program in 2008 that linked specialty care at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx with a cardiopulmonary subacute unit at Bon Secours Schervier Nursing Care Center in Riverdale, according to the Catholic Health Association of the United States.