Emergency Department Care Coordination: Targeted Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and Decrease Costs


  • Published On  Feb 1, 2017

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Case Study #1: Centro de Salud Esperanza

Esperanza Health Centers (Esperanza) cares for patients in some of the poorest communities in Chicago. Its mission is to improve patient health through high quality health care and wellness services for those who need it the most. Esperanza became an FQHC in 2005 and now operates three sites in Chicago’s Little Village and Chicago Lawn neighborhoods. As described in this case study, the impact Esperanza makes in its communities has significantly improved since it began participating in the Medical Home Network (MHN) ACO and experiencing the benefits of a value-based model.

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