Purpose and VisionNewsCurrently selectedEventsAwardsContact Us Home|About Presbyterian|News|News Article Page Image Page Content Community paramedics help patients manage health July 19, 2019Our StoriesVideoCommunity paramedics with Albuquerque Ambulance Service help people in their homes – before they need emergency care. Watch this video to learn moreIn 2016, Albuquerque Ambulance Service partnered with several insurers to launch a Community Paramedic Program. The insurers help identify Medicaid patients who frequently use Emergency Departments for non-emergency medical care. From there, community paramedics are specially-trained to provide education, assessments and treatments aimed at helping patients manage their health at home. While in the home, they look for health risks like social determinants of health such as food insecurities and lack of transportation, fall risk, social service needs and a physical assessment. Since launching this program, more than 1,175 health plan members have been helped and the team has reduced the inappropriate use of the emergency department by 53.3% percent.Media Inquiries:E-mail: email@example.com Back Additional Content Back To Top Sidebar Content Dedicated Community LeadershipWe are accountable to our board of community leaders who dedicate their time, expertise, and energy to improving the health of patients, members, and our communities. Meet these remarkable leaders.Learn More.Legacy of CaringWe are committed to caring for our community -- and have been for more than 100 years. Learn more about Presbyterian’s first one hundred years of caring for the people of New Mexico, and where we are headed today.Learn More.Together for HealthPresbyterian Healthcare Services envisions a healthy New Mexico. Learn more about the priority health issues facing each of our communities identified in our most recent Community Health Assessment.Learn More.