Timmy Williams was dying when Dayna Gurley found him. He was in his home with untreated HIV. He was unable to take care of his young son. Dayna arranged a home aide for Timmy, had his apartment cleaned and helped him get his lights turned back on. She engaged resources to help him manage his
Mr. Jones had congestive heart failure, COPD and other chronic health problems. He was doing a poor job of taking his many prescribed medications. He made weekly visits to the Emergency Room. While he had low health literacy, a visit to his home by a medical student helped explain the impact of his health determinants.
It is July 1, 2017. A 67-year old man complaining of chest pain, shortness of breath and dizziness smartly calls 911 for an ambulance. The ambulance takes him to a nearby hospital. The medical staff examines the patient in the emergency room. They diagnose a heart attack (AMI – Acute Myocardial Infarction). They must quickly