Hospital pairs with local fire department for house calls

Bellin Hospital in Wisconsin is partnering with the the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, in which firefighters check on discharged Bellin patients in their homes, reported the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The hospital is paying the city $50 for each house call. With the arrangement, Bellin intends to control costs by preventing readmissions, while the fire department aims to improve public health and safety, according to the article. "The firefighters are being our eyes and using their skills," Andrea Werner, a vice president for Bellin Health, told the Press-Gazette. Article

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