August 27 2018

Modern Healthcare – Complete care: Hospitals tackling social determinants set the course

 

…Dealing with cold winters was not Chimera Campbell’s biggest challenge after moving from Florida to Chicago in 2012. The 39-year-old couldn’t manage her asthma, and that led to frequent emergency visits to Mount Sinai Hospital, a part of Sinai Health System. “I was in the ER constantly with chest tightness, pain and having problems breathing,” Campbell said, estimating she visited the ER six times a year. Then, Campbell received a phone call from a staffer for the safety-net system asking whether a community health worker could visit her home and identify and get rid of any environmental factors that could be aggravating her asthma…

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