Mark Montoney, MD, MBA, Senior Medical Advisor

Surging COVID Cases and Rapidly Filling Hospitals

Progress Health, September 2021 Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, a key objective has been not overwhelming the health care system, specifically hospitals who are once again…

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Why Receiving Hospital Care in the Home Helps People Living with Dementia Maintain Their Wellbeing

Experiencing a backslide in one’s level of physical fitness and wellness – also known as deconditioning – during a hospital stay is difficult for anyone and is especially challenging for people suffering from dementia. Issues like bedsores, loss of muscle mass and general weakness are sometimes felt by patients during a hospital visit. For people living with dementia, challenges like these are exacerbated alongside the mental struggle of just being in the hospital.

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Why People Living with Dementia Heal Better in a Familiar Environment

There really is no place like home for the more than 6 million Americans living with dementia. These individuals face memory loss and other cognitive barriers that are severe enough to interfere with daily life, both in familiar and unfamiliar environments. This is why a trip to the hospital can turn someone living with dementia’s world upside down, often leading to delirium, functional decline, and distress.

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Linda DeCherrie, Mount Sinai Hospitalization at Home

“Hospitalization at Home provides superior care for patients who qualify. It’s an added bonus that lines up with payment. We are seeing happier patients, better outcomes and more affordable care.”

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Movement to Advance Care in the Home Growing

Moving Health Home, an alliance to advance home-based care policy Moving Health Home, a coalition of pioneering health care organizations with a bold vision to…

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The Evolving Role of Hospitalists

The idea of a hospitalist is still relatively new to the healthcare landscape, but providers in these roles have the capability to make a huge impact on patients and their families during an acute episode. That impact can now be felt more broadly through a virtual role – as a virtual hospitalist. Read more about how their role benefits both patients and physicians.

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Care and Recovery Comes Home

Highmark Health Digital Magazine, March 31, 2021 Even before the pandemic, there was a strong trend in the U.S. toward having more health care and recovery…

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Why Contessa’s CEO Believes Hospital at Home Benefits Everyone (Including Hospitals)

Radio Advisory, March 23, 2021 Contessa CEO Travis Messina recently joined Advisory Board’s Radio Advisory podcast. He and host Rachel Woods discussed our model for…

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Contessa Congratulates Xavier Becerra as the new Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services

Contessa congratulates and welcomes Xavier Becerra as the new Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Contessa Exploring New Service Lines, Solidifying Position at the Center of Hospital-at-Home Shift

Home Health Care News, March 18, 2021 After once occupying a niche space in the health care sector, the hospital-at-home model has gained significant traction.…

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