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Staff Work Together to Help Patient With Complex Needs Get Home

August 11, 2013

Thank you to all of the employees of Case Management, Respiratory Therapy, Nursing Education, Special Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Support Services, Shawn Johnson, LMSW, the Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center, and RCIL as well as Dr. Win, Dr. Munir, and Ida Bonanza of Hospitalist Services for your work in returning a patient with complex medical needs to his home after a lengthy stay at St. Elizabeth.

“Without the care coordination with each of these disciplines, we would have never been able to discharge the patient home on a ventilator. They all worked hard and worked with each other to ensure the patient’s wish to return home was honored. This demonstrated that true care coordination was able to safely transition a ventilator patient home with multiple chronic illnesses,” said Kimberly Witchley, Department Manager of Case Management.

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