June 17, 2012
Excerpt from the Star Tribune:
With Fairview's C.O.R.E. Clinic program, nurses or nurse practitioners meet with patients before they leave the hospital and start coaching them on medication. They make house calls if need be. Some patients call in every day and answer simple questions about their health, and most step on a scale to monitor rapid weight gain, a sign of dangerous fluid retention.
Patients have the phone number of someone they can call directly with questions. Clinic nurses check in with the the patient's primary care doctor. If blood work gets ordered up, the C.O.R.E. teams make sure results get shipped to all of the patient's caregivers.
June 6, 2012
Fairview Southdale Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview were cited last night for their excellent “door to balloon” times on KSTP-TV at 10 p.m. A new report says North Carolina leads the nation in cardiac response, but local experts say the Twin Cities can’t be far behind.
April 16, 2012
While many patients now seek support through online chat rooms, face-to-face groups have the advantage of "the warmth and closeness that can develop when people interact on a personal level," says Ruth Diab Lederer, a program manager at the American Brain Tumor Association.