Jennifer Goldstein, M.D., MSc, of the Department of Medicine, received a Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Scientific Presentation Award at the Society for General Internal Medicine meeting in April in Toronto, where the theme for the event was “Generalists in Teams: Adding Value to Patient Care, Research and Education.”
Dr. Goldstein, a Christiana Care Value Institute scholar, Department of Medicine faculty member and Christiana Care Hospitalist Partner physician, was one of three Hamolsky Award winners whose abstracts were judged to be the most outstanding among those submitted by Junior Faculty members of SGIM, including faculty who are in their first two years of a faculty appointment. The $1,000 Hamolsky award will be divided between the Department of Medicine and the Value Institute.
Her abstract, titled “Do High Quality Transitions of Care Reduce Hospital Readmissions among Patients with PCI and CABG?” found that overall, patients who felt the most prepared for their discharge from the hospital were 14 percent less likely to be readmitted.
“If we can prepare patients well for discharge, we can, potentially, improve patient care and reduce unnecessary readmissions at the same time,” Dr. Goldstein said. “This focus on high-value patient interventions is integral to the Triple Aim.”
The study was co-authored by Christiana Care Vice Chair of Medicine LeRoi S. Hicks, M.D., MPH; Daniel Elliott, M.D., MSCE, FACP, medical director of Christiana Care Quality Partners, associate chair of research in the Department of Medicine at Christiana Care and a research scholar in the Christiana Care Value Institute; and Paul Kolm, Ph.D., director of biostatistics at the Christiana Care Center for Outcomes Research.
“It is gratifying to partner with the Value Institute in recruiting and supporting outstanding young researchers such as Dr. Goldstein,” said Virginia U. Collier, M.D., MACP, Hugh R. Sharp Chair of Medicine. “Her award winning abstract reflects Christiana Care’s growing capabilities in health care deliver science.”