Case Managers Help Patients Meet Their Health Care Needs
At Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Case Management brings the continuum of care concept to life. Case managers are registered nurses who coordinate discharge planning for patients starting at admission and continuing to discharge.
One of their main functions is to work in collaboration with the patient, and at their request, the patient's significant others as well as the entire health care team to establish an individualized treatment and discharge plan. This may include evaluating all post hospital options and services to meet each patient's needs prior to and upon discharge.The Case Management staff works closely with physicians, social services and other nurses to ensure that each patient is receiving the best level of care for their situation and that their transition from discharge to outpatient status is a smooth one.
Case management staff are active across the full continuum of health care services within the three Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals. "We want to ensure that the health care delivery process is streamlined to focus on optimal post hospital care for our patients and assist them in navigating the health care transition," said the Market Director of Case Management.
Case Managers also make referrals to Social Workers, integral and specialized members of the Case Management team who make evaluations for issues such as patient and family conferences, community resources, crisis intervention and long-term care applications. In addition, social workers strive to ensure access to needed information on community services and resources that will enhance the patient's opportunity to change or address their own needs.
For more information, call 702.616.7522 for the Rose de Lima Campus, 702.616.5422 for the Siena Campus and 702.492.8412 for the San Martín Campus.