Healthcare program helps patients with chronic illnesses

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital teamed up with the Arlington Fire Department to create a community program that allows paramedics to make home visits.  The patients chosen for the program have chronic illnesses and are prone to being readmitted to the emergency room.  Since the program started 3 years ago Arlington Memorial has seen a 50 to 75 percent reduction to the number of emergency department or inpatient readmissions.