Our partners are doing great things for our kids, AND for others in the community as well. Check out some of the cool and innovative projects that UnityPoint Health – Meriter and Physicians Plus are up to in our city!
Community Paramedicine Program
This program is an innovative healthcare delivery model that has created a unique partnership between Madison Fire Department paramedics and the Meriter emergency department.
After noticing that a high percentage of ED visits were coming from a small group of patients, staff got together to see how they could help these patients improve their health, and avoid a trip to the hospital. This integrated team includes the Meriter emergency department, social work, care coordination, addiction medicine and others. They meet regularly to discuss all aspects of each patient’s health.
Fire Department Paramedics then visit these patients in their homes and provide a comprehensive combination of medical, social and wellness visits. The goal is to help to empower patients to take ownership of their health, thus reducing their health crises.
So, how is it working? Just one year in to the program, the results have been immensely successful! Check out this page to see for yourself.