Grady Health System

The Care Management Unit Improves ED Flow

Patients with specific diagnoses, including chest pain, heart failure, asthma, hyperglycemia, are admitted to a seven-bed Care Management Unit (CMU) directly from the emergency department (ED). Placing patients in the CMU allows them to be moved out of the ED more quickly and helps to ensure that they receive the appropriate care for their condition. The goals of the CMU are to improve access to primary care, decrease relapse rates, decrease admission to telemetry beds, decrease short stay admissions, and decrease cost.