Congratulations to our founder and CEO, David Schultz, MD for being honored as a “Notable Hero in Health Care” by Twin Cities Business. It is the first time the magazine has recognized outstanding individuals within the health care profession.
In accepting the honor, Dr. Schultz singled out the role of Nura’s Home Care nurses: “Chronic pain never takes a break – regardless of the pandemic. We don’t want cost to stand in the way of patients’ care during these unsettling times. Therefore, early on we decided to use our mobile team of Home Care nurses to provide in-home visits or telehealth visits, regardless of insurance coverage, for patients unable to come into our clinic until this crisis is past. These nurses are the true heroes.”
As the Covid-19 pandemic forced at-risk individuals into isolation in March, Dr. David Schultz determined that Nura Pain Clinics, with locations in Edina and Coon Rapids, would focus its mobile nursing team on providing free in-home care for high-risk patients with implanted pain pumps who lacked in-home health care insurance. Without this option, such patients were at increased risk for contracting Covid by traveling to clinics or, if left untreated, of developing dependency on opioids or ending up in hospital beds the state sought to reserve for pandemic patients. Nura has committed to continue offering this free service for those in need until the crisis has passed.