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September is Emergency Preparedness Month—this means it's a great opportunity for long term and post acute care (LTPAC) facilities to make sure your emergency preparedness plan (EPP) is up to date and in place. The implementation of an emergency preparedness plan is crucial for nursing homes to ensure the safety of their residents and staff in the event of natural disasters or other emergencies. This plan should comprise evacuation procedures, communication protocols and medical care guidelines. Emergency preparedness rules are, by nature, general because emergencies can take many forms. Depending on the location of the facility usually determines weather-related emergencies, and facilities are most used to planning for those…


Comagine Health Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary

Press Release,  09/20/2023,   0 comments

Comagine Health, a leading national, nonprofit health care consulting firm, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Since its founding in 1973, Comagine Health has grown from serving one local community into a national industry leader improving health care in more than 20 states with an annual revenue of almost $80 million. The company remains committed to its mission to improve health and create a better health care system so that people and communities will flourish.

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Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, can cause severe bacterial infections like pneumonia, meningitis and bacteremia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pneumococcal pneumonia causes about 150,000 hospitalizations in the United States, and about 1 in 20 people will die from pneumococcal meningitis. The death rate is higher in adults aged 65 years and older. Other common infections caused by streptococcus pneumoniae include otitis media and sinusitis.…

Pain Management in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care: A Comprehensive Approach
Pain is a common issue among residents in the post-acute and long-term care (LTPAC) setting. It is estimated that 45 to 80 percent of residents experience pain. Factors such as… more
Expiration of Public Health Emergency Ushers in Changes for LTPAC Facilities
On May 11, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially concluded the Public Health Emergency (PHE), ushering in significant changes that impact long-… more
Comagine Health Announces Q2 2023 COVID Mitigation Medal Award Winners
Comagine Health is pleased to announce the Q2 2023 winners of the COVID Mitigation Medal, an award recognizing vigilance and excellence in infection control and prevention… more
Comagine Health Serves Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has … more
Comagine Health Supports Moving Forward: Nursing Home Quality Coalition
The Moving Forward Coalition was founded to advance recommendations from a report published in April 2022 by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine… more
Decreasing Avoidable Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations
Transfers to the emergency department (ED) and hospital admissions/readmissions are sometimes necessary to provide the appropriate level of care needed to address a resident’s… more
Comagine Health Names Emily Transue Chief Clinical Officer
Comagine Health, a leading national, nonprofit health care consulting firm, announced that Emily R. Transue, MD, MHA, FACP, joined the company as chief clinical officer. Dr.… more
Report Showcases Research and Evaluation Work, Achievements
Comagine Health’s Research and Evaluation department provides high-quality research and evaluation services both to external partners and within Comagine Health. Over the last… more
Desert Meadows AHEC Inspires High School Students to Explore Careers in Health Care
Operation Health Care Bound is an annual one-day event for high school students to explore careers in health care. Hosted by Comagine Health’s Desert Meadows Area Health Education… more
Comagine Health Strengthens Its Board of Directors With New Members
Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, named additional board members recently. Marc Bennett, Comagine Health’s president and chief executive… more