Neighborhood Partnerships to Improve the Health of Communities
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
Poor access to care often results in increased chronic conditions, inappropriate use of emergency services, and other unmet health needs. Greenville Health System (GHS) created the Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood (PCMN) model, which seeks to improve access to care and provide person-centered care to uninsured residents of at-risk neighborhoods who have limited access to care.
Participants heard how the PCMN model contributed to a 15.4 percent drop in outpatient emergency room visits and improved access to care for patients in need. Hospital leaders shared their experiences with this multidisciplinary program, successes, and lessons learned.