Creating Healthy Communities
Our Continuing Care Network gives the best possible health care options to patients who need care after they leave the hospital.
Continuing Care Network
How the Continuing Care Network Benefits Your Patients
Outreach nursing education
Nurses at the Continuing Care Network (CCN) facilities and agencies are educated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to use the best patient care practices.
Our accountable care organization (ACO), called Franciscan Northwest Physicians Health Network (FNPHN), will oversee the quality of care and patient satisfaction in our CCN.
We are improving communication at all points of patient transfer, from hospital to skilled nursing facilities and home health agency care including your primary care provider.
CMS Conditions of Participation requirements mandate that we offer choice to Medicare beneficiaries. We recognize and support patient and family choice. Patients may choose any skilled nursing facility or home health agency they prefer, regardless of whether or not the facility is part of our Continuing Care Network. As they often look to us to provide options we believe are in the best interest of their loved one, we now have partner entities we can recommend with confidence. Working with these partners will help ensure improved communication and processes at all points of patient transfer, provide better outcomes and value for our patients, and help reduce readmissions to our hospitals.
Patients may ask to speak with a Care Management staff member for more information about the CCN.