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Lee Memorial Reduces Number Of Regular ER Visitors

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Lee Memorial Health System is reducing the number of people who regularly use its emergency rooms. Treating regular ER visitors can be costly for the hospital, and the sign of a larger problem for the patient. We’ll explore a program targeting the underlying reasons that cause them to frequently visit the ER.


Heidi Shoriak - Director of care management at Lee Memorial Hospital.
Lyn Carlson - Community health worker with lee Memorial. 
Julie Johnson - Patient with the program.

Topher is a reporter at WGCU News.