Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center

Aurora
W3985 CTY RD NN
ELKHORN, WI 53121
Walworth County
Hospital Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan

Implementation Approaches

  • Provide referrals to the Women’s AODA Wrap-Around program
  • Promote participation in Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation First Breath and My Baby & Me programs*
  • Provide referrals to the Women’s AODA Wrap-Around program
  • Educate and train local EMS providers and first-responders in Walworth County about current heroin use to facilitate appropriate early response
  • Provide medical oversight and training to sheriff and police departments for Narcan administration, including Walworth County Sheriff and Lake Geneva Police Department
  • Promote participation in Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation First Breath and My Baby & Me programs*
  • Provide appropriate follow-up with non-emergent patients using the ED for primary care
  • Ensure coverage and care for uninsured and Medicaid-eligible patients using our ED for primary and dental care by actively screening patients for coverage through the Marketplace or financial assistance programs and assisting with application processes
  • Refer patients as appropriate to Open Arms Free Clinic and develop and navigation and follow-through tracking process with OAFC
  • Accept vouchers from Open Arms Free Clinic for eligible radiology diagnostic services
  • Provide cardiology clinic one evening per week at Open Arms Free Clinic
  • Provide Behavioral Health coordinator in our ED to assess and appropriately expedite referrals for behavioral health services
  • Through Aurora’s Better Together Fund grant: - Support increased care coordination and the continued expansion of behavioral health services at Open Arms Free Clinic
  • Promote the importance of first trimester care, including assessing the issue, partner engagement, production of educational and promotional materials and formulation of culturally appropriate outreach strategies to reach women of childbearing age.
  • Assure that frail elderly patients and persons referred to our Senior Resource Nurses are assessed for: - Behavioral health needs - Cognitive impairment (using MoCA -- Montreal Cognitive Assessment) - Family and social support - Home visits when possible - Nutrition needs - Pharmaceutical assistance program - Safe-At-Home or appropriate supportive placements - Transportation needs for follow-up care
  • Provide patient education and support for: - Advance Directives (Power of Attorney) - Family guidance and support services - Medication management/safety
  • Provide community education programs Stepping On and Healthy Living with Diabetes
  • Offer free screenings for blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) at a variety of community sites and events, as well as the Walworth County Fair
  • Provide educational information on blood pressure, cholesterol and overweight/obesity
  • Provide free drop-in blood pressure screenings at AHCMG Lake Geneva Pharmacy
  • Assure that frail elderly patients and persons referred to our Senior Resource Nurses are assessed for: - Behavioral health needs - Cognitive impairment (using MoCA -- Montreal Cognitive Assessment) - Family and social support - Home visits when possible - Nutrition needs - Pharmaceutical assistance program - Safe-At-Home or appropriate supportive placements - Transportation needs for follow-up care
  • Provide patient education and support for: - Advance Directives (Power of Attorney) - Family guidance and support services - Medication management/safety
  • Provide community education programs Stepping On and Healthy Living with Diabetes
  • Hepatitis C: Patients in cohort are identified and screened Referrals, staging and standardized caredelivery process for our patient population are implemented for those who test positive
  • Provide Behavioral Health coordinator in our ED to assess and appropriately expedite referrals for behavioral health services
  • Through Aurora’s Better Together Fund grant: - Support increased care coordination and the continued expansion of behavioral health services at Open Arms Free Clinic
  • Provide 24/7 trauma-informed and victim-sensitive services, including forensic evidence collection and SDFI®-TeleMedicine forensic photodocumentation system based on the Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Refer as appropriate to medical, clinical, counseling and advocacy services

Promote infant safety and injury prevention:

  • Perform car seat checks or refer families, prior to discharge from our birthing center, to Walworth County Public Health Department for car-seat safety education
  • Partner with Walworth County Public Health Division to support safe sleep practices
  • Inform new parents about the safe sleep program in Walworth County
  • Offer and provide infant CPR classes to expectant parents and grandparents community-wide
  • Provide two babysitting classes annually to area teens, with education on babysitting as a business, baby development, baby safety with CPR and choking, baby care, and including a video by the American Safety & Health Institute

Newborn Health and Safety

Continue to staff our Lactation Center with International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants who will be accessible seven days a week to:

  • Provide telephone consults, advice, support and schedule outpatient consults
  • Inform mothers about – and promote – available resources, such as Lactation Consultants, Peer Counseling and Lactation Rooms, within their county of residence

Promote infant safety and injury prevention:

  • Perform car seat checks or refer families, prior to discharge from our birthing center, to Walworth County Public Health Department for car-seat safety education
  • Partner with Walworth County Public Health Division to support safe sleep practices
  • Inform new parents about the safe sleep program in Walworth County
  • Offer and provide infant CPR classes to expectant parents and grandparents community-wide
  • Provide two babysitting classes annually to area teens, with education on babysitting as a business, baby development, baby safety with CPR and choking, baby care, and including a video by the American Safety & Health Institute
  • Promote the importance of first trimester care, including assessing the issue, partner engagement, production of educational and promotional materials and formulation of culturally appropriate outreach strategies to reach women of childbearing age.