Skilled Nursing Facility
Dr. Palana bridges the gap between the clinical and operational sides of skilled nursing facilities by acting as a physician liaison.
In addition to collaborating with skilled nursing facility leaders on how to improve patient safety, he provides clinical consultation and improves clinical documentation to reflect the overall profile of each patient (i.e. resident).
He also works with the staff to reduce hospital readmission, increase awareness of de-prescribing in the geriatric population, and assist in the implementation and development of various quality improvement programs including antibiotic stewardship.
His hands-on approach helps facilities improve their quality of care, reduce the risk of liability, and get a higher reimbursement rate--all while reducing the chance of patient readmission and adverse side effects.