WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTHI) – March is national Social Work Month, a chance to let everyone know what the health care profession does for people in our community.
This year, Union Hospital is focused on a new program to the area – the Accountable Care Organization.
“We work with Medicare patients primarily and what we do is wherever the patient is in the hospital or nursing home at home we just help the patient get what ever it is they need,” said Sarah Glendening, social worker.
The healthcare providers help make sure patients have what they need right when they need it.
“We’re able to link that up with services that are beneficial to them,” said Jana Mishler, social worker. “We can help them get the medical care and education they need.”
The men and women with the ACO team up with local home healthcare groups for the services.