National Case Management Week October 9 - 15
This week is an opportunity to recognize the dedication, compassion and quality patient care outcomes achieved by case managers across the health care continuum. The theme for this year is “Case Management: We Listen. We Care. We Lead.”
Case managers provide collaborative clinical assessment, care coordination, patient education, counseling, case monitoring/clinical pathway management, discharge planning, resource management and patient advocacy. ACMA is the first case management association specifically designed to address the needs and concerns of health care delivery system case management and transitions of care professionals.
Mayers Memorial Hospital District (MMHD) would like recognize the significant contributions of our case manager’s impact on our ability to provide the best patient care possible, positively affecting the patient experience while promoting best practices and cost-effective outcomes.
MMHD’s Case Manager BJ Burks says, “I consider it a privilege to be able to serve our community and staff in the role of case management. Case management offers me the opportunity to integrate healing and growth for both staff and patients along with our residents. Besides the normal expectations of placement and safe environment, I have the opportunity to work with insurance companies, develop resources and utilize educational opportunities to benefit all levels of care. To be able to help create a support network system for the success of the discharging person is very rewarding. Being a part of Team Mayers in the growing, developing health care field has been so fulfilling when I can apply these concepts to a successful discharge for a person.”