Collaborative Care Program
The Collaborative Care Program is located on the second floor, 2 West in the main hospital at MedStar Good Samaritan. For more information, call 443-444-5463.
Collaborative Care Program works with Primary Care Providers for patients with chronic conditions.
The Collaborative Care Program is a new service offered by MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. The 16,000-square-foot newly renovated space is designed to provide innovative patient and family-centered care to those living with multiple complex chronic conditions. Featuring 16 modern exam rooms, each equipped with team meeting space, the program represents our innovative approach to coordinated primary and specialty care managed by an intensive core medical team in one convenient location, in partnership with a patient’s primary care provider.
Eligible patients include those with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and/or diabetes.
The Collaborative Care Program, part of the Good Health Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, has been providing health and wellness services to the community for nearly 30 years.
Other program offerings in the Collaborative Care Program include:
- Diagnostic testing
- Behavioral health counseling
- Lifestyle coaching
- Nutritional counseling with Food Rx, an on-site food pharmacy
- Social work support
- A dedicated community health advocate
- Patient education
- Video conferencing
- Access to the Good Health Center
Patients with chronic conditions often have multiple needs. This program places the patients and their families at the center of care to ensure they get the comprehensive care they need from a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience managing complex conditions. Patients are typically cared for a short period of time and then returned to their primary care provider or referred to one, if needed. If patients require ongoing support from our team, we work closely with their providers to coordinate their care.
Eligible patients who are hospitalized or come to the Emergency department for care are evaluated by members of our team to determine if they might benefit from the program. Patients deemed good candidates are offered the opportunity to participate.
The Health Economics and Aging Research (H.E.A.R.) Institute at MedStar Health, located adjacent to the Collaborative Care Program, will conduct research designed to evaluate the program’s patient outcomes–adjusting services and refining the care model. The H.E.A.R Institute supports research exploring how healthcare delivery innovations of today will become a part of tomorrow’s routine care for all patients.