Published by The Bee News

October 30, 2019

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona – October 30, 2019 — Havasu Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is proud to announce it is donating $15,000 to the Lake Havasu City Fire Department (LHCFD) to be used for the Community Paramedicine Program.

In 2014, HRMC partnered with LHCFD to create the Community Paramedicine Program, an innovative approach to reducing the potential for readmission to the hospital. After a patient is discharged from the hospital, fire department paramedics visit the patient at home within 24 to 72 hours, at no charge.

During the visit, medics assess breathing and vital signs, review medications, and assist with discharge instructions. This proactive, preventive approach is designed to provide quick, responsive and consistent assistance, and reduce the number of re-admissions to the hospital and ultimately to create a healthier community.

“This donation provides support for this important community program,” said Jeff Harran, Division Chief of Operations for the, LHCFD. “Our paramedics are in the position
to assess the ongoing health of patients needing additional medical touch points after
they are discharged from the hospital.

“We are happy to partner with HRMC on this program as it is a proactive approach to helping patients before they need us in an emergent state. We can assess them before they get to the point they need to dial 911.”

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