Health Management Center
The Health Management Center is a specialized treatment center for patients with chronic or multiple conditions such Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Pneumonia. We work in partnership with your doctors to help you manage your health after a recent hospital stay. You will learn self-management strategies, tools, and early warning signs to prevent hospital readmission or a return visit to the emergency department.
The Health Management Center at Silver Cross Hospital delivers integrated care management to patients with single or multiple chronic conditions including Heart Failure, COPD, and Pneumonia. Our goal is to provide a smooth transition from your recent hospital stay to home and help you feel better.
At time of discharge, your physician may refer you to the Health Management Center for transitional care. This is not meant to replace your follow-up office visit with your doctor, but instead provide an added layer of care and support. During this transitional visit, you will be seen by Laura Scott, nurse practitioner
experienced in caring for hospitalized and office patients. She will:
- Assess your condition
- Review your health goals and preferences
- Provide education and self-help tools and strategies
- Review your current medications
- Identify any barriers to care
- Provide assistance in coordinating community and hospital resources such as physical therapy, home health care, infusion care, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, skilled nursing, as well as social, financial and behavioral health services
- Provide treatment as needed
- Update your doctors on your progress.
After this initial visit, any subsequent appointments will be coordinated with your primary physician for continuity of care. Visits to the Health Management Center may be daily, weekly or less frequently and may last 30 days after your hospital discharge or longer if additional support is required to effectively manage your condition.
Services are covered by most major health insurances including Medicare.
Location and Hours
The Health Management Center is located on the Lower Level of Pavilion A on the Silver Cross Hospital campus. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need transportation to the Health Management Center, we can provide you with a list of resources.
You can be referred by any of your physicians. Your doctor or case manager may schedule your initial appointment prior to discharge or you can schedule an appointment at (815) 300-7318. A physician’s order is required.