Philanthropy changes lives and lifts communities through Baylor Scott & White Community Care Clinics .
Expanding Care to the Underserved
Dr . Garrett Schwab , Dr . Ben McKinney and Dr . Jeffrey Zsohar
magine having a chronic disease , no way to pay for your medication and no medical home to call your own . Your condition makes it impossible to work and provide for your family . You ’ ve lost your job , your car and you are uninsured . When your condition deteriorates , help from the emergency room is your only option .
This is the unfortunate reality for too many North Texans . But through a targeted solution that has demonstrated success since its inception in 2007 , Baylor Scott & White Community Care Clinics are offering care to halt “ rising risk ” progression by providing proactive care to give people the tools to stay well — especially important for
Dr . Zsohar and the integrated care team leaders from BSW Community Care Clinics patients with one or more chronic conditions . The approach has demonstrated success : Emergency department visits from the at-risk population that utilizes BSW Community Care Clinics are down , as is the average inpatient direct cost per person . Achieving goals of keeping people healthier , the clinics have attracted interest from a diverse range of philanthropists , whose support has allowed for further expansion of this model , helping the dedicated teams in BSW Community Care Clinics expand to deepen and broaden the services offered .
“ It ’ s taking medical psychosocial complexity and partnering that with teams of people who have resources to change the trajectory of their life ,” explained Jeffrey Zsohar , MD , medical director of BSW Community Care Clinics . Through seven clinics in Dallas , Collin and Tarrant counties ,
BSW Community Care Clinics provide care for 13,500 unique patients annually . Integrated care at the clinics includes behavioral health services , with licensed clinical social workers helping primary care physicians to address , diagnose and treat
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Inside this issue
2 From the President
8 From the Chair
Focus On : People
Dr . Lauren Fine
News , Projects & Campaigns
2 Moving Announcement
3 Mother ’ s Day Weekend Uterus Transplant Reunion
6 23rd Annual Celebrating Women Announcement
7 Patient Profile : Katie Looney
8 New VP of Development for Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation