Paramedics provide home health care

Posted at: 11/20/2013 12:39 PM
By: Renee Tessman, KARE

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ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (KARE) -- An unusual program in Minnesota's Twin Cities designed to cut healthcare costs and keep patients out of the hospital is getting national attention.

The North Memorial's Community Paramedic Program involves paramedics going to homes when there is not an emergency.

For paramedic Dale Pampuch, it means no rushing around in an ambulance one day a week.

On that day, he's a community paramedic, out on his own, making scheduled visits to help patients avoid a costly trip to the emergency room.

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