Health and Wellness Program
The Beaches Project is a collaboration between Baptist Beaches Hospital, The Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM), I.M. Sulzbacher Beaches, Mission House and WeCareJax. The purpose of this collaboration is to have a We Care RN/Case Manager review and manage uninsured, high utilizers of the emergency room and hospital in order to facilitate their care and arrange for their needs upon discharge. Uninsured patients being discharged from Baptist Hospital – Beaches will be referred to one of the free area clinics, either Sulzbacher or Mission House to establish a medical home for primary care. BEAM services are available for the patient to access financial assistance, food, help with transportation, or other emergency needs. The WeCare RN/Case Manager continues to see the patient following discharge in order to manage compliance with medicine and for help in keeping follow-up appointments. If the primary care clinic determines the need for specialty care, WeCare refers the patient to the appropriate medical specialist.
In addition, the WeCare RN/Case Manager also sees patients with chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, among others and educates patients in diet, exercise, and wound care as well as other tasks as needed.