To help one local community improve patient outcomes, lower healthcare costs and provide more accessible care to chronically ill patients, southern Wisconsin-based Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service last June opened the Triangle Health & Resource Center, a community paramedic clinic staffed by EMTs, paramedics and CP students undergoing clinical training.
After a local television news segment last spring spotlighted the community paramedic concept, the managers of the Brittingham Apartments in Madison’s lower-income Triangle neighborhood approached the ambulance service about bringing in a CP to provide care for more than 600 of their residents.
“We were looking for an opportunity for our community paramedics to do clinicals and provide a community service,” explains Patrick Ryan, one of the owners of Ryan Brothers. “The managers of Brittingham contacted us about staffing a health clinic that was formerly staffed by parish nurses from a local hospital. We met with them and decided to give it a try. So far it is working well and appears it will be well into the future.” >> Click to read more.