Regions Hospital Foundation will partner with the St. Paul Fire Department and Westside Community Health Services (WCHS) to implement HealthRise in St. Paul, MN of Ramsey County. This demonstration project will target low-income, Latino, Asian, African American, American Indian, non-native English speakers and underinsured and uninsured patients of the East Side Family Clinic, first with a potential expansion to other clinics within WCHS.
The project will utilize Community Paramedics (CPs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) working in collaboration with the primary care team of the East Side Family Clinic to identify current patients that are not meeting their clinical targets and are in need of home-based care. The CPs and CHWs will conduct home visits which will include the following: EKGs, physical exams, acquiring blood samples, health education and linkage to community resources (transport, food service, childcare, etc.). CPs and CHWs will continue to visit patients for up to two years to ensure patients are following their care plans and track clinical targets (blood pressure, HbA1c and LDL cholesterol).
Regions Hospital Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization supporting Regions Hospital. Regions Hospital is part of the HealthPartners family of care and provides health care services in St. Paul and its surrounding communities, as well as for patients from throughout Minnesota, western Wisconsin and other Midwestern states. It is a leading, full-service, private hospital providing outstanding medical care, with special programs in cardiology, surgery, orthopedics, the neurosciences, digestive care, cancer, mental health, burn, emergency and trauma. Established in 1872, the hospital has served the Twin Cities and surrounding region for 142 years. Regions Hospital Foundation is led by Executive Director Keevan Kosidowski, President Megan Remark, and Chair Bill Sands.
Regions Hospital Foundation advocates and develops awareness, builds community partnerships, raises charitable contributions for patient care, research and health professional education. Regions Hospital Foundation’s vision is to inspire philanthropy that profoundly impacts its communities’ health care.