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Mission Statement

PACT (Preventable Admissions Care Team), now in its fourth year at Mount Sinai, was created and designed to reduce the number of 30-day readmissions to the hospital. The PACT program is staffed with social workers who assess the individual needs of patients that are high risk for readmission. During the 4 weeks following discharge, patients are followed closely in the community by their PACT social worker in an effort to improve diet and medication compliance, coordinate patients’ medical care and assist patients in getting to follow up visits. PACT social workers also address a variety of other social needs including housing, insurance, mental health and substance abuse issues which are thought to be contributing to the individual’s readmissions.

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The PACT Volunteer Program is staffed with volunteers that aid PACT Social Workers with a variety of tasks for their PACT patients. Some of these tasks include research, runs to the community to pick up items for patients, calls to providers offices (scheduling, advocacy), calls to patients/family members, connecting patients to necessary resources.

PACT Volunteers must be able to commit to 8 hours/week, for a minimum of 3 months. Prior to volunteering, you will be need to be medically cleared through Mount Sinai Hospital.

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