Gary's True Story of Coordinated Care | UnityPoint Health

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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