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Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program Opens

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The City of Monticello and the Monticello Fire Department are excited to announce the creation of the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program also known as the Community Paramedicine Program.

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program fills the gaps that are prevalent in healthcare, especially in more rural and aging communities. It works to meet the quadruple aim for healthcare which includes:
  • Better outcomes
  • Improved patient experience
  • Improved clinician experience
  • Lower healthcare costs
This is accomplished by:
  • Increased access and communication with primary care physicians for the medically underserved
  • Help with chronic disease management
  • Prioritize preventive care and follow up care for high-risk members of our community
Services provided upon the orders of our medical team include:
  • Assist patient communication with their provider
  • Post hospital discharge instruction compliance
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Provide cardiac monitoring
  • Diabetes management
  • Fall risk assessment & prevention/in-home safety checks
  • Immunizations including influenza and COVID-19 for homebound patients
  • Evaluating and assisting patients with individual needs
These and other services will help White County residents age in place and provide proactive care to prevent future hospitalization.

In 2021, The Monticello Fire Department and Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital collaborated on the Community Paramedicine Program pilot project. During the 6-month pilot program Monticello Fire Department saw 50 patients and had a 100% non-readmittance rate.

After the program’s success the West Central Region of IU Health agreed to provide first year funding to establish and sustain this program until further funding can be achieved. The commitment by our local IU Health White Memorial Hospital team under the guidance of President Mary Minier and Chief Nursing Officer Renea Smith connected our Community Paramedic Team, FF/Paramedic Chad Walther, and FF/Paramedic Nick Green with the families and individuals that would benefit most from this program.

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare program also received financial support from the Indiana State Department of Health and IU Health White Memorial Hospital. Our Community Paramedic(s) will be working with other funding agencies and grantors to provide necessary support moving forward.

This partnership provides our community with another resource to improve overall community health.

For more information about this program contact:

Nick Green, Community Paramedic
Phone:  574-870-8019

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Winter Storm Information

Updated Thursday, February 3rd at 5:05pm

The City of Monticello Administrative Offices will contnue to be closed tomorrow, February 4, 2022. All essential public safety, public works, and public utilities teams will be working and available to serve. We ask that you stay home if you can so city, county, & state crews can continue to clear the roadways. We anticipate a return to normal work schedule on Monday, February 7th. Stay safe & warm. 

White County's Travel Status is ORANGE
- Watch.  Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

The City of Monticello suggests the following resources for information about the winter storm:

  White County Emergency Management
  Current Travel Advisory Map
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Health Care Heroes Honored

The City of Monticello honored our local healthcare workers including IU Health White, local nursing facilities, and first responders on Tuesday, January 18th at our City Council Meeting.  The Mayor presented a proclamation declaring Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Healthcare Worker Appreciation Day in Monticello.

Immediately following the meeting we drew names of healthcare workers to receive over 100 gifts from our local businesses.

Mayor Gross would like to thank the following businesses whe generously donated gifts which included Indiana Beach passes, overnight stays at local resorts, gift cards, gift certificates, and gift baskets. We are so very grateful to our local business owners and were excited to share their generosity with our healthcare workers.

  • Abe's Pizza
  • Adkev
  • An Udder Sensation
  • Angela's Bookstore & More
  • Arni's
  • Bella Rose Gymnastics
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Brandywine Inn & Convention Center
  • Carroll/White REMC
  • Dance Magic
  • Dockside Lake Resort
  • Dr. Hadley & Dr Trout Dental
  • Epic Insurance
  • Good Life Nutrition
  • Greens & Beans
  • Harmon-McClintic Insurance
  • Healthies Monticello
  • Herald Journal
  • Hubbard GM
  • Indiana Beach (IB)
  • Jim Davis
  • Kiwanis
  • Manpower
  • Mickey B's
  • Musall's
  • Necessities
  • Oak & Barrel
  • Pampel & Associates
  • Rotary Club of Monticello
  • Sculptures
  • The Blasted Works
  • The Lighthouse Lodge
  • Twin Lakes Fish & Game
  • Vogel Insurance Agency
  • White Oak Health Campus
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