BMC Offers Exceptional, Individualized Care for Children with Complex Medical Conditions
The Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) at Boston Medical Center – an integral part of BMC’s renowned Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics – provides enhanced primary care for infants, children and adolescents with special health care needs.
The Comprehensive Care Program cares for patients who may be challenged by:
Many patients may be medically fragile and/or dependent on feeding tubes, oxygen or wheelchairs.
Led by Program Director Jack Maypole, MD, who is board-certified in pediatrics, the clinical team also includes Jennifer Litzow Gill, MD, MPH, a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatrician, Mary Ellen Stolecki, NP, MSN, and Jonell Johnson, RN.
Expert care. The CCP provides enhanced, patient-centered, state-of-the-art primary care for children from birth to 21 years of age who have significant developmental disabilities, chronic illness and/or complex medical conditions. The program employs a team approach to care with each member of the team participating in patient care. Extended patient visits allow for informed, in-depth assessments, as well as visits with specialists, which the CCP coordinates.
Patient-focused approach. Because patients and families face an array of challenges and demands on their time, the CCP works to partner with them and medical colleagues to make the most of their time together. To do this, the CCP offers a “one-stop shopping” model for health care. During a visit, patients may interact with two to five members of the CCP team, as well as have visits with specialists, which have been coordinated by the CCP team to minimize the need for multiple visits to the hospital by the family. The CCP’s location in the Pediatric Specialty Group at BMC supports this highly coordinated approach to care.
Additional services and support. The CCP also offers an array of support services for families and patients. A case manager coordinates many medical, social, nursing, educational, mental health and services for patients with disabilities in partnership with a family navigator who provides additional expertise in community- and state-based resources for children with special needs. Child advocacy services help parents advocate more effectively for services through public and private agencies. The clinical team provides on-call coverage for medical issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for children with special needs.
Multidisciplinary collaboration. The CCP team’s goal to provide highly coordinated and collaborative primary and specialty care translates into exceptional care and convenience for patients and families. The CCP team collaborates closely with many pediatric specialties, including pulmonary and allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, hematology, neurology, nutrition, occupational health, social work and patient advocacy.
The Comprehensive Care Program is part of the Pediatric Specialty Group at BMC, providing high-quality, comprehensive and compassionate care to children, adolescents and young adults, including: Cardiology, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Growth & Nutrition, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Menstrual Disorders, Pulmonary & Allergy, Sleep Disorders & Neurology, Travel & International Health.
Call BMC Connect at 877.781.4763 to schedule and appointment or to learn more.
Learn more about BMC's Comprehensive Care Program, a unique program that provides enhanced primary care and coordinates specialty care for children with complex medical needs.
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