American Case Management Association to Celebrate National Case Management Week Oct. 14-20

Oct/11/2012

Sarasota, FL - The American Case Management Association (ACMA) will celebrate National Case Management Week Oct. 14-20. ACMA is the first case management association specifically designed to address the needs and concerns of hospital and health system case management. The theme for this year is “Patient-Oriented, Outcome-Driven.”

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has registered nurses and social worker case managers within the hospital. Case Managers provide clinical assessment, care coordination, patient education, counseling, case monitoring/clinical pathway management, discharge planning, resource management and patient advocacy. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida's greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services, with more than 800,000 patient visits a year. Sarasota Memorial's 806-bed acute care hospital has been recognized repeatedly as one of the nation's largest, safest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services¬ from urgent care clinics and physician groups, laboratory and diagnostic imaging centers, to home health and skilled nursing & rehabilitation. Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital in the Suncoast region (Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties) ever to rank in U.S. News' "Best Hospitals" and HealthGrades "America's 50 Best Hospitals" lists.

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