Gary's True Story of Coordinated Care

Care Coordination Helps to Manage Chronic Illnesses and Take Back Control of Life

Gary Shaffer finally came to the emergency room at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria, after putting off getting help. His chronic lung and heart problems could be managed in a doctor's office, but he had no way of getting there. The emergency department worked with home health nurses to set up visits to Gary's home. As a result, Gary felt someone cared about him, and he took a more active role in his own health care. Now he's feeling better day-to-day, and his breathing has improved.

What Is Coordinated Care at UnityPoint Health?

We put you at the center of everything we do, collaborating as a team, your team, surrounding you with care that is coordinated between your doctor's office, hospital and in your home.

Your physician is not just contributing to your care, but is leading a team that surrounds you with care and includes you in decision-making. We commit to your wellness, not just to addressing your illness, so you can live a healthier life.

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