Montefiore Medical Center adds patient navigators to ERs

Montefiore Medical Center has added patient navigators to a handful of its facilities in an effort to treat patients faster and more efficiently. The job

The job title includes helping patients in the emergency room who may not be in need of emergency medical assistance and redirecting them to an alternative doctor or department for non-urgent needs.

The job title includes helping patients in the emergency room who may not be in need of emergency medical assistance and redirecting them to an alternative doctor or department for non-urgent needs. (10/14/13)

THE BRONX - Montefiore Medical Center has added patient navigators to a handful of its facilities in an effort to treat patients faster and more efficiently.

The job title includes helping patients in the emergency room who may not be in need of emergency medical assistance and redirecting them to an alternative doctor or department for non-urgent needs.

Wendy Schindler was first hired for the position four years ago. Two others have taken on the job at Weiler and Wakefield hospitals.

She says that Montefiore Medical Center is most likely the only hospital in the country to take advantage of the patient navigator position.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 2 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
The Drug Enforcement Administration says drug cartels are 3 Heroin Homeland: Drug cartels in the Bronx
The family of a 10-year-old injured in a 4 Critics: Corner of Hunts Point and Lafeyette too dangerous
News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 5 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE