Mayors Challenge Grant – Cascade Health Solutions and the City of Springfield are among the Top 20 Finalists in the Nation!

Mayors Challenge Grant – Cascade Health Solutions and the City of Springfield are among the Top 20 Finalists in the Nation!

 
The Bloomberg Grant, if awarded, will enable access to primary care services for the community.

The City of Springfield has partnered with Cascade Health Solutions to present an innovative idea for delivering medical care to our community. It’s part of the Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. The challenge is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Huffington Post.

The Idea – Mobile Healthcare

Mobile Healthcare is a new way for any person to get the right care at the right time before there is an emergency, and for less cost than ever before. It is available around the clock, even after doctors’ offices, clinics, and urgent care facilities are closed. Think of it as a 21st century house call, combining at-your-door service with the latest telemedicine technology, for about half the cost of a trip to the ER.

It starts with a call to a nurse trained to give immediate access to the right information to solve the problem. The nurse uses cutting-edge computer technology to assess the situation. Depending on what is needed, the nurse gives self-help advice to the caller, and if needed may also send a Mobile Primary Care Vehicle to provide care. Trained primary care personnel are fully equipped to provide care in the community and are directly connected to a doctor for additional assistance through telemedicine.

The Mayors Challenge will fund this innovative idea. The grand prize is a $5 million dollar grant.

The Role of Cascade Health Solutions

Cascade Health Solutions will utilize the personnel and expertise of our MedExpress Department to oversee daily operations of this exciting venture!

Here’s how you can help!

You can vote for this idea online. Voting is open from February 20 through March 6. Click here to vote. Please watch and VOTE Springfield Oregon! Help us be the fan favorite! The fan favorite winner will get $50,000!

For more information contact Chooch Vanis at 541-228-3009.