MyLife Home Care president, Robert Ebel, announced that MyLife has been selected as the only pediatric agency provider from the Midwest to participate in a two year national study conducted by Carolyn Foster, MD of the Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital. Funding for the study is a generous grant from the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in California.
“We are delighted to be selected by the folks at Lurie to participate in a wide ranging study which is designed to assist families with at risk children with comprehensive medical needs” explained Ebel. “To that end I have asked Cathy Curtis, MyLife’s vice president, director of clinical pediatric services to join the panel in part because of her vast knowledge of the post acute care setting.”
The study will address a myriad of issues including the affordability, accessibility along with the availability of comprehensive nursing in the home setting. “ At this time the study is confidential but its safe to say that we will be drilling deeply into the socio-economic benefits of private duty nursing care in the pediatric home setting along with developing a base line for clinical out come measures for agencies across the country,” Ebel contended.