The Bridge Project is based on the assumption that proactive, preventative care coordinated by a team of dedicated providers who take into account a person’s entire array of health issues is cheaper, better quality, and more satisfying (for both the patient and the providers!). The second principal is that some folks need more help in navigating the health care system than others. By assisting them to access the right level of care at the right time they will increase their confidence in managing their own health and thus lead healthier lives.
What is The Bridge Project?
The goal of the Bridge Project is to assist in the management of care for a group of uninsured, chronically ill patients who frequent the Emergency Department to improve their overall health and access to care. For more information about the Bridge Project, please click here.
What care coordination services will WAHA provide through the Bridge Project?
A trained nurse will work directly with individuals eligible for this program by:
- Helping to create a care plan that assesses what is most important to the patient
- Working to schedule and coordinate health care appointments
- Accompanying patient to appointments, if so requested
- Facilitating communication among the patient’s doctors and other people involved with their health care
- Helping the patient get the medications they need, and providing information on how, and when to use them
- Discussing with the patient any other issues relevant to their health care
- Teaching patients to self-advocate for their health care needs
For additional information about the Bridge Product please contact the Bridge Product nurse at (360) 788-6501, or email email@example.com.
* The Bridge Project is funded by PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.