ST. LOUIS, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NurseWise, a national multilingual nurse triage and health education provider, has expanded its presence in southern Arizona with the opening of a new Clinical Care Center™ in Tucson, increasing the number of lives it serves and enhancing the services it offers. This expansion provides enhanced whole person care through behavioral health and triage services to residents in all eight counties south of Phoenix and incorporates Pima County into NurseWise's health service area, ensuring 210,000 additional citizens have access to important health care services. With the addition of Pima County, NurseWise now serves more than 1.8 million members of the Arizona community.
Additionally, the expansion creates more than 100 jobs between the new Tucson facility and the already existing Tempe Clinical Care Center. As a provider of behavioral health crisis line intervention, NurseWise's Behavioral Health Professionals, Behavioral Health Technicians and Registered Nurses assist consumers with acute behavioral health and physical health symptoms, 24/7. The NurseWise team also serves as the Mobile Crisis Team Dispatch in communities where local crisis teams are available. NurseWise dispatches teams for in-person evaluation of consumers in behavioral health crisis. The Mobile Crisis Team provides in-home or in-office assessment and support. NurseWise supports this effort by coordinating the delivery of service for multiple communities, tracking the progress toward service delivery, and maintaining contact with the Mobile Crisis Team to ensure their safety needs. As part of the expansion, NurseWise has implemented new technology that greatly improves the Mobile Crisis Team's ability to respond to crisis situations with upgrades to tracking and electronic communication capabilities.
"We are proud to have served Arizona since 1995, and this expansion further improves whole person health and crisis response in the Southern Arizona community," said Kimberly D. Tuck, RN, Chief Executive Officer of NurseWise. "Our new facility helps ensure residents receive the care they need at the moment they need it most and includes 100 percent follow-up on all crisis calls. This is vital to providing valuable resources and necessary support."
NurseWise now serves the majority of Southern Arizona counties including Pima, Yuma, LaPaz, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Greenlee and Graham.
Opportunities are available for Registered Nurses and other health care professionals for NurseWise's Tucson location. Because NurseWise is a multilingual nurse advice provider, bilingual applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
NurseWise also provides a Tribal Warm Line, a peer service staffed by tribe members who live and work in their own communities. The Tribal Warm Line offers a way for tribal members to connect with others who share the same culture and belief system and provides a caring, knowledgeable contact who can assist tribe members in accessing needed care through referrals for services available within their community. The Tribal Warm Line serves the following Tribal Nations: Ak-chin Indian Community, Cocopah Indian Tribe, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Quechan Indian Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O'odham Nation and Tonto Apache Tribe.
For more information about NurseWise Arizona or to apply for an opening in Arizona, visit www.callnursewise.com.
NurseWise is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation in the business of providing multilingual telehealth (nurse triage and health education) services. We partner with health plans, hospitals, providers, colleges and universities, and other specialty organizations to ensure all callers have access to high quality, appropriate care. NurseWise holds full Health Call Center Accreditation from URAC, an accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry, and Health Information Product (HIP) 2 certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which both demonstrate our emphasis on continuous improvement and commitment to quality at all levels of the organization. Our services are designed to encourage individuals to become active participants in their health care, engaging in activities that promote appropriate utilization of care resources as well as better health outcomes for individuals and their families. We have provided uninterrupted service every day since 1995. NurseWise experienced Customer Care Professionals and Registered Nurses at our Clinical Care CentersTM across the country provide Care.Right.Now. through delivery of health information, education, and advice in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. NurseWise has locations in Tempe, Arizona; El Paso, Texas; Tyler, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, please visit our website at www.nursewise.com or contact us at [email protected].