Student nurses extend home health services to rural HoosiersFor more than four decades, Southern Indiana Health Care (SICHC) has provided high-quality, community-based healthcare to families in Southern Indiana. SICHC, the Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities program, and IU SON, Bloomington have teamed up to conduct home visits for patients with chronic diabetes this fall and spring.
As part of their clinical experience, students in Assistant Professor Greg Carter’s classes are helping patients with diabetes test their A1C values, learn how to improve their health, and evaluate the safety of their homes. Dr. Carter's students are also assessing the availability of health services in Orange County that would benefit their patients.
“Together, SICHC, the Center for Rural Engagement, and Dr. Carter’s School of Nursing students are not only providing patient-centered care to individuals with diabetes, they are also studying how to improve the health services system in the county,” says Kyla Cox Deckard, Director of Communications for the Center for Rural Engagement.
Congratulations, Dr. Carter and students, on your partnership with SICHC. We look forward to hearing more about your efforts on behalf of Orange County families and your recommendations for improving families' access to quality patient care.