© 2023 88.9 KETR
Public Radio for Northeast Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Paramedics help provide home health care

Denver Post
Denver Post

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Care Center in Commerce, says the local hospital district is part of a nationwide trend of using paramedics to provide medical care for people in their homes, cutting down on visits to the emergency room and hospital stays.  She says it's estimated the program reduced emergency room visits for people who are judged eligible for home care by 34% and hospital stays by 22%.  And she says the estimated savings were $775,000.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
Related Content