House Call Program Meets Health Needs of Vulnerable Patients

Featuring AAHCM member Eric De Jonge, MD

"When the coronavirus put a strain on health systems in cities, like New York, providers created "hospital-at-home," programs for patients with acute illnesses, but no need to be hospitalized.

But, this in-home healthcare is nothing new at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. The local facility's nationally recognized program has been making house calls long before the pandemic hit for more than 20 years." Dr. Eric De Jonge wakes up each day to make an impact. It starts in office 213 in the Northwest DC hospital center. "I come in and I kind of get prepared. I get to look at my schedule and see what patients I'm going to see. I take notes, and map out my route," said Dr. De Jonge.


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