Your gift will provide sustainable
support for Primary Care Center Care patients who face challenges with acute
illness and pycho/socio/economic barriers. Bridgeport Hospital will benefit by decreasing
the over utilization of the Emergency Department for non-emergency care,
reducing Primary Care Center appointment no-show rates, serving patients with
appropriate and less expensive resources while improving patients’ health.
Please help this vital safety net for underserved patients establish
a Care Coordination team which includes patient navigation services. The team will provide personal assistance and
strategic case management to patients who need help accessing health services.
They will increase patient self-sufficiency through education, outreach,
counseling, social support and advocacy. Access to quality care will be
expanded, the holistic wellbeing of patients will be improved, and patients will
be connected with community organizations to ensure continuity of care. By identifying
barriers to completion of care plans and assisting with disease management the
team will ensure that the patient has a clear path to good health.
Thank you for your consideration to provide the seed money
to launch this program by supporting the cost of care coordination. The Primary
Care Center expects to add volume and efficiency to its services, and lower
patient costs by keeping patients healthier, so care coordination will become