Last year the Green Valley Fire District began what is best described as a “mobile urgent care” and next month they will be sharing it in Washington D.C.
The fire district has four nurse practitioners on staff to help respond to medical calls that do not require a trip to the emergency room. They can treat patients in home whether that be giving someone stitches or prescribing antibiotics.
“In essence we are a mobile urgent care,” said Battalion Chief Dan Modrzejewski.
He is one of two chiefs with GVFD that will travel to Washington D.C. at the end of March to present their program to the American Society of Aging. They will show how their program works, why they started it, and its success with a group that includes the Centers for Disease Control, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, among others.