National Case Management Week Is Oct. 13-19
Case managers across Methodist Health System will be celebrating National Case Management Week Oct. 13-19.
The week is an opportunity to recognize the dedication, compassion and quality of patient care outcomes achieved by case managers across the health care continuum. The theme for this year is “Case Management: Setting New Standards for Care.”
Case managers, usually registered nurses, social workers or physicians, provide collaborative clinical assessment, care coordination, patient education, counseling, case monitoring/clinical pathway management, discharge planning, resource management and patient advocacy.
The American Case Management Association (ACMA) is the first case management association specifically designed to address the needs and concerns of hospital-based case managers and transitions of care professionals.
The significant contributions of our case managers impact our ability to provide the best patient care possible, positively affecting the patient experience while promoting best practices and cost-effective outcomes.
Case managers across Methodist Hospital and Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, Methodist Women's Hospital, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Methodist Fremont Health, and Methodist Physicians Clinic include:
- Bed coordinators
- Care coordinators
- Care navigators
- Community liaison case managers
- Health coaches
- Health services
- Nurse navigators
- Social workers
- Utilization review nurses