UMass Memorial Health is celebrating their new program, Hospital at Home. It helps patients receive high-quality, hospital-level care in the comfort of their own home.
Nurses are able to deliver medications and in-home care twice each day and doctors visit patients via telehealth at least once each day.
The first patient to use the program was acknowledged at the ceremony. He and his wife talked about their experiences with it.
"They came in and said, 'We got you.' And I said, 'I felt so rewarded and so comfortable.' They said, 'Don’t worry about it, we got you.' They took care of him," said Mary Stappenbeck.
"Took care of us," said Thad Stappenbeck.
"And took care of me. It was, for me, knowing that he came home safe and was safe, and he wasn't one of those statistics you read about. You know, I was recovering, he was compromised and you know, we’re so thankful for everybody," said Mary.
UMass Memorial Health says they originally came up with the idea before the pandemic, but it evolved throughout COVID.