skilled nursing

FierceHealthIT: Continuous monitoring helps slash hospital length of stay

Continuous, contact-free electronic monitoring of hospital patients helped to reduce length of stay by roughly 9 percent, according to research published this month in the American Journal of Medicine

For the study, the researchers, from Los Angeles-based California Hospital Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, compared a 33-bed medical-surgical unit (an intervention unit) to a “sister” control unit for a total of 18 months–a nine-month preimplementation period and a nine-month postimplementation period. Following the intervention, monitors enabling continuous assessment of patient heart and respiration rates were installed on all of the beds in the intervention unit.

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Boost Census and Streamline Placements Through Web-Based Technology

April 8, 2014, 2:00PM-3:00PM Pacific

This free webinar will discuss how an innovative web-based platform can help Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living communities maintain higher census by getting on the short-list of health system discharge planners for pre-screened placements and increasing visibility to families seeking quality care for their loved ones, while speeding up necessary discharges to other levels of care. Hear how Atria, On Lok, Lytton Gardens and Stanford Hospital among others are using OpenPlacement to improve the success of their placements and referrals. OpenPlacement is a Developing Technology Partner of AgeTech West, a program of LeadingAge California, Oregon and Washington.


  • Learn about a new web-based platform that can connect Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living to discharge planners, care seekers & care givers
  • See how the system can help boost census and streamline placements by allowing discharge planners and those seeking care to find your services when it matters most – at the point of transition
  • Understand how you can use the platform to increase visibility and stand out among the competition by creating an attractive profile, share images, and create video content
  • Hear how peer aging service organizations and hospitals are using the system today


Dan Trigub, co-founder, OpenPlacement

Ron Salvador, Director of Social Services, Lytton Gardens

Matt Yarwood, Nursing Home Administrator, St. Francis Extended Care

Who should attend: Marketing Staff, Intake and Discharge/Transition Coordinators, Administrators, Directors

Offers one hour of CEU in: NHAP, CASP, BRN

Dan Trigub, Co-Founder, OpenPlacement

Dan is one of the co-founders of OpenPlacement and helps drive the company’s day-to-day operations.  Dan has 10 years of early stage startup, finance and consulting experience. Prior to OpenPlacement, Dan was an Associate at GCA Savvian Advisors, a leading M&A and Capital Advisory Investment Bank in San Francisco and worked extensively with emerging technology, Digital Health companies and healthcare providers. Most notably, Dan spent three years working closely with the management of one of the largest Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Southern California which ultimately sold to Kindred Healthcare. An alumni of Vassar College, Dan earned a B.S. degree in Economics.

Ron Salvador, Director of Social Services, Lytton Gardens

Ron is the Director of Social Services at Lytton Gardens Health Care Center located in Palo Alto, CA. Ron has been working in Social Services for over 10 years. His areas of expertise include counseling, case management, discharge planning, social work consulting and behavioral assessment. Ron has an M.S. in Psychology and a Master of Social Work (MSW). He is in the process of completing his post-graduate Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Matt YarwoodNursing Home Administrator, St. Francis Extended Care

Matt Yarwood is a third generation worker in the Skilled Nursing profession. His grandparents ran a SNF in Marin County in the 1950’s, and his father was CEO of CAHF in the late 1970’s, Director of Operations for Crestwood in the early 1980’s and CEO of AHCA in the early 2000’s. Matt is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, maintaining a 4 or 5 star rating at two skilled nursing care communities since 2009. Vintage Estates of Richmond is a 34 bed SNF, caring for mostly Medicaid recipients in the west county of Contra Costa. St Francis Extended Care is a 62 bed SNF in Hayward, caring for a combination of Medicaid and Medicare recipients in Alameda County. Matt was the President of the East Bay Chapter of CAHF from 2009-2013 and is now the Region 1 Chair, working with the East Bay, Santa Clara, Marin, and Redwood Chapters. In addition, Matt serves as the PAC Chair for CAHF as well as being a member of the PAR Board, GR Committee, and Board of Directors for CAHF.

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