Nurses will follow up with people discharged from hospitals to rural areas in effort to reduce readmissions

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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to set aside more than $174,000 to launch a pilot program in the coming months.

A nurse and a paramedic will make house calls around the Mountain Empire region. The program will only be for patients of Sharp Grossmont, East County’s only hospital, although leaders could later expand the effort.

“Today’s action will proactively improve health outcomes for those living in the rural areas in my district, particularly vulnerable seniors who are homebound and don’t have access to transportation,” Supervisor Joel Anderson said in a statement.