Supervisor wants county to lower rural hospital readmission rates

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During the Board of Supervisors meeting the District 2 representative introduced a letter that directed the county to create a pilot partnership with the Grossmont Health Care District.

“Today’s action will proactively improve health outcomes for those living in the rural areas in my district, particularly vulnerable seniors who are homebound and don’t have access to transportation. The data shows us that rural residents have concerning rates of readmissions to the hospital after being discharged—so this program will support geographic equity by ensuring an equal distribution and delivery of health services throughout the County to those who need it,” Anderson said in a statement.