The NECC Discharge Planning Study

The NECC Discharge Planning Study is aimed at understanding the factors involved in discharge planning for stroke patients. Together, our goal is to identify the factors that contribute to selection of discharge destination and ultimately to improve the discharge process for stroke patients. Some of you may recall participating in our 2013 survey of discharge planners where the results showed that non-clinical factors may affect post-acute care decision making for stroke survivors. As a follow-up to this initial survey, this study aims to gather hospital data and discharge planner and physical therapist feedback on key influencers, resources and contributing factors. We currently have about 20 hospitals within The NECC Region participating.  Should your hospital be interested, please e-mail [email protected].

Discharge Planning Study Leadership

  • Alyse B. Sicklick, MD, Medical Director, Impatient Rehabilitation, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
  • Barry Rodstein, MD, MPH, Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • Joel Stein, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine, Columbia/Cornell/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Robin Hedeman, OTR, MHA, Vice President, Business Development, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ
  • Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, Associate Professor and Health Services Researcher at the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), Durham, NC
  • Zainab Magdon-Ismail, Ed, MPH, Vice President, Quality & Systems Improvement, American Stroke Association
  • Roseanne Hemmitt, Director, Quality & Systems Improvement, American Stroke Association