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Mobile Integrated Health

Daviess Community Hospital is always looking to find the safest and most cost effective ways to support our patients. Our newly implemented Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) program will take patient care to a whole new level.

This program is essential to helping patients understand their medical history and medications. It provides patients with the community links and resources needed to treat the patient as a whole and fill the voids when it comes to their healthcare needs.

For more information, call (812) 254-2760, ext. 1361.

The MIH service has a specially trained community paramedic who can to go into the community to increase access to basic health care services. Our staff will expand the reach of primary care services by using our dedicated paramedic to perform procedures already in their skill set, such as:

  • Assessments (vital signs, blood pressure, labs, glucose levels, medication compliance)
  • Treatment (wound care, medication reconciliation)
  • Prevention (immunizations, fall assessments)
  • Referrals (medical and social services)

Through this program, MIH will help in:

  • Reducing unnecessary transports
  • Increasing access to primary care
  • Improving health outcomes for our community
  • Reducing hospital admissions
  • Decreasing Emergency Room readmissions
  • Reducing non-emergent 911 calls
  • Increasing hospital reimbursement rates
  • The management of chronic health conditions for high risk patients

How does the MIH program work?

  • A transitional care nurse will work along side case management, primary care physicians, EMS, and community groups to identify patients who would benefit from the program (mainly frequent users of ED, EMS and those with a chronic medical condition such as CHF, COPD and diabetes).
  • Once the patient has consented to be a part of the program, the paramedic will have 72 hours to conduct an in-home visit (this can include in the nursing home).
  • The paramedic will complete a patient home assessment to establish physical, psychological, and psycho-social healthcare needs and risks that may have negative impacts on the patient's health.
  • The paramedic will complete actions for the established plan of care for the patient as identified by the primary care physician or discharge instructions.
  • The paramedic can make as many home visits with the patient as necessary to help manage their condition.

Larry Shots, NRP
Community Paramedic
(812) 254-2760, ext. 1543

Carol Twyman, RN, BSN
Transitional Care Navigator
(812) 254-2760, ext. 1361