Kane Regional Centers http://wesa.fm en County Councilwoman Wants to Explore Privatization of County Nursing Homes http://wesa.fm/post/county-councilwoman-wants-explore-privatization-county-nursing-homes <p>Allegheny County Councilwoman Heather Heidelbaugh said she was bothered by a recent advertising campaign for the Kane Regional Centers, the county’s assisted care facilities.</p><p>It was that two-year, $187,000 ad campaign that got Heidelbaugh thinking about whether the Kanes could be partially or fully privatized.</p><p>Tuesday evening, Heidelbaugh introduced legislation in County Council to create a working group to study such a possibility.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:52:57 +0000 Liz Reid 31104 at http://wesa.fm Federal Initiative Aims to Lower Hospital Re-Admissions from Nursing Homes http://wesa.fm/post/federal-initiative-aims-lower-hospital-re-admissions-nursing-homes <p>Thirteen of the Pittsburgh region’s nursing homes are taking part in a federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative to reduce the number of nursing home residents who are re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days.</p><p>Four of those 13 &nbsp;are the Kane Regional Centers in McKeesport, Glen Hazel, Ross and Scott Township.&nbsp; Those centers are receiving an in-house nurse practitioner and employee training designed to help pick out situations that need medical intervention.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:54:54 +0000 Emily Farah 13829 at http://wesa.fm