Wisconsin Hospital care team help clothe homeless patients

A care management team at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin is making sure all patients have everything they need once they are discharged to a rehabilitation facility or back home. And for some patients, that includes the proper clothing, according to an article an Hospital & Health Networks. Social worker Debra Noell noticed the need when a homeless woman admitted to the hospital for alcoholism didn't have well-fitting clothing when she left the facility for a long-term, intensive treatment program. The care management team wanted to make sure all patients can make transitions with dignity so it held a clothing drive to stock the hospital closet with clothes in all sizes that patients can use. "I think we've probably accessed it at least once a day since we redid the closet," Noell told the publication. "It might be just for a pair of shoes or it might be a whole new outfit." Article