Health and Wellness Information
Transitional Care Management
In an effort to reduce costly hospital readmissions and to keep patients at home in their own beds, the Sleepy Eye Medical Center (SEMC) developed Transitional Care Management (TCM). TCM assist individuals in maintaining his or her prescribed health regimens and improve patient care and outcomes as he or she transitions from hospital to home. TCM provides assistance with a safe transition home for patients hospitalized with diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic illnesses. It fills an important gap in healthcare delivery as they navigate through the healthcare system.
Wendy Borth, RN, TCM is the manager for SEMC TCM program and helps facilitate access to other community services and do chronic case management based on the needs of the patient and his or her care giver. “I collaborate with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to streamline the plan of care based on goals identified by the patient.”
The Transitional Care Manager guides the patient in the following areas:
• Medication review for accuracy and education
• Education about the illness to support improved self-management
• Identification of early warning signs and when to call a doctor
• Indentifying and linking with community resources
“TCM is a 30-day program where the TCM nurse visits the patient in the hospital on the day of discharge, follows up with a phone call in two working days, has a face-to-face visit with the patient’s physician and makes weekly phone calls to answer questions and assist with referrals as needed,” said Borth.
For more information about TCM contact Wendy Borth at 507-794-8436.
News, Events and Information
Morgan Health Fair April 26
Ninth Annual SEMC Run/Walk for Health
Saturday May 10, 2014 9:00 a.m. start. Check in 8:00 a.m.
Allison Park, rain or shine
All ages and fitness levels welcome
$10.00 entrance fee, participants get a t-shirt and healthy snack breakfast
Medal awarded to top three male and female finishers
Register before April 30, 2014 to ensure that you will get a t-shirt
Please - no bicycles or pets, baby strollers are welcome
Registration forms available at SEMC front desk or click on link below
Click here for registration form
Free Blood Pressure Clinics
The third Tuesday of every month, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Schutz Family Foods
2014 Prenatal Classes
April 1, 8, 15, 2014
October 7, 14, 21, 2014
All classes start at 7:00 p.m.
• Breathing and Relaxation Exercises
To register contact Pattie Pelzel
• Labor and Delivery
• Breast Feeding