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Health Care Coordinators Work To Keep Patients Out Of The Hospital

Faith Medical Associates Nurse Sally Clarke with patient Elizabeth Newman. (Photo by Sarah Jane Tribble).

Faith Medical Associates Nurse Sally Clarke with patient Elizabeth Newman. (Photo by Sarah Jane Tribble).

When Elizabeth Newman was released from the hospital after having a heart attack, the staff told her to check in with a primary care doctor.

So, a few days later, Newman arrived at her appointment. But instead of seeing the doctor, she first met with nurse Sally Clarke.

“I’m 94 years old, I’m lucky that I…” Newman says, laughing before finishing her sentence.

Listen to the story on WBUR’s Here and Now.

Read the full report and early version at WCPN/ideastream.

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