Transitional Care Planning is a patient-centered, interdisciplinary process that begins at admission and continues through discharge. The goal is to provide a continuim of care to meet the patient’s physical, mental, and financial needs.
At Medical Arts Hospital, every patient admitted to the patient care unit is provided Case Management service. Think of the Case Manager as your personal advocate.
The Case Manager assists the provider in monitoring patient progression, coordinates communication, and directs the discharge planning. The Case Manager facilitates meetings with all departments active in the care of our patients. The Case Manager also networks with acute rehabs, long term care facilities, home health and hospice agencies, DME companies, the health department and many more to be able to offer our patients the resources most appropriate for the plan of care.
The Case Manager is also available to assist anyone in need of a Medical Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, and/or a Do No Resuscitate (DNR). The Case Manager will also help with the completion of these forms and have them signed and witnessed. The legal document is provided to the individual and a copy is retained in the electronic health system.
If you are in need of assistance completing these documents, please call the Case Management Department at 806-872-2183 ext. 3154 or 806-872-1172 to schedule an appointment.
Did you know that Medical Arts Hospital has a charity program?
We want to be able to take care of you and your loved ones regardless of your financial status. If you are in need, request a charity application next time you visit Medical Arts Hospital.
Stephanie Carden, RN
Stephanie Carden was born at Medical Arts Hospital and has been employed at Medical Arts Hospital since September 2014 after graduating from Howard College’s Vocational Nursing Program (LVN). Stephanie then graduated from Howard College with her Associate Degree of Nursing (RN) with the support of Medical Arts Hospital’s scholarship program. She is inspired by her Grandmother to dedicate her career to Medical Arts Hospital and to give back to the community of Lamesa, Texas.