Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Family's experience highlights value of health care home

Minnesota's "health care homes" have played a part in the care of nine-year-old Melanie Gates, who has a mitochondrial disorder affecting her cells' ability to power her bodily organs. At Mayo, a nurse care manager is the first point of contact, and helps determine the correct medical response. Team members write nutrition IV orders, oversee administration of Melanie's 30-plus drugs and support mom Amber Gates in her 24-hour family caregiver role. Read the full story at The Rochester Post-Bulletin.

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