Hospital to Home (H2H) Resource Page

* This was previously the ILRU Business Acumen Learning Collaborative (BALC) webpage.


Below are resources for reference, that were developed for The Independence Center’s Hospital to Home (H2H) program.

Marketing Materials for Hospital to Home

The brochures found within the section below are used as a tool to promote the H2H program to consumers and hospitals, and provide answers to the questions that individuals learning about the program may have. As part of the program, the H2H Coordinator received several branded dress shirts to wear when having interactions with consumers and hospital staff. Additionally, promotional items were available to program participants.

H2H Frequently Asked Questions

H2H Patient Brochure (Original)

H2H Patient Brochure (Final)

H2H Hospital Brochure

Branded H2H Dress Shirts

Branded H2H Promotional Items

  • Water bottles
  • Pens
  • Post-it notes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Chapstick
  • Hand mirrors
  • Pill boxes
  • Notebooks


Hospital to Home Documents – Evaluation & Assessment

The documents below were used for development of the H2H program, as well as for evaluating patient suitability for the program.

H2H Pilot Summative Report

Assessment Tool Questions

Environmental Checklist

Evaluation Brief

Family Evaluation

H2H Pilot Evaluation Map Draft

Parameters for the Target Consumer

Patient Evaluation

Strawman Explore Pilot

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

H2H Transition Coordinator Job Description


Hospital to Home Documents – Process and Flow

The files below contain documentation of processes used within the H2H program and provide a roadmap for establishing a similar program.

HH Transition to Home Flow Chart – Draft

IL Transition to Home Flow Chart – Draft

Pilot Map – Jan 2018

Transition to Home Pilot Process Review

Viable Transitions to Home Map


Hospital to Home Documents – Information Sharing

The documents below give consent for information sharing and a survey of program successes.

Information sharing with Memorial

Patient Evaluation and Summary (UCH)

Release of Information


Hospital to Home  – Annual Report

H2H Annual Report (July 1, 2021)

H2H Annual Report (July 20, 2020)


Hospital to Home – Success Stories

Hospital-to-Home Program Saves Lives, Slashes Costs 

Two months before he was to graduate from high school, Darioun was rushed to the Emergency Department at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, an arm of the University of Colorado Health System, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. After numerous surgeries over many months, missing graduation day had faded to a lesser disappointment. Survival now dominated his attention as he faced a complex and extended recovery. His story turned out to be a model for the power of in-home care when it partners with a health system to improve patient outcomes and slash healthcare costs []

Finding Your Way Home – Hospital to Home Program

Mandi Strantz, Care Transition Coordinator for The Independence Center, works tirelessly to keep people with disabilities, who have landed in the hospital, from unnecessarily being transitioned to nursing homes. There’s a disturbing trend when people with complex cases are hospitalized, and aren’t recovering quickly enough. They are often transferred to nursing homes, where many patients find themselves trapped []

Breaking down barriers to a safe hospital discharge – Hospital to Home Program 

While there’s nothing like sleeping in your own bed, and no place like home, the partnership is one of the ways that UCHealth is partnering with community agencies to provide innovative ways to reduce health care costs, readmission rates and ease capacity issues in hospitals by making beds available for the acutely ill []

Innovative Program Helps Patient Stay in Her Home

For patients with complex recoveries or conditions, the nursing home is often their only option in order to receive the supports and services they need. However, with The Independence Center’s innovative Hospital to Home (H2H) program, patients are able to transition from the hospital back to their homes more quickly and at lower cost. Recently, []

For more information, contact The IC at:

Patricia Yeager, CEO:
Indy Frazee, Home Health Administrator: