Mark Montoney, MD, MBA, Senior Medical Advisor

Aetna Medicare CMO Outlines Aging-in-Place Agenda

Home Health Care News, December 5, 2021 America’s biggest health care companies continue to focus on home-based care and aging in place. That includes CVS Health Corporation subsidiary Aetna. Among its home- and community-based care initiatives, Aetna is doubling down on offering seniors a full range of services, from preventive care all the way to acute care. The insurer is likewise investing in “cost-effective care management programs” and expanding its relationships with home-centric partners like Contessa. Click here to read the full article.

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Contessa Lands New Health System Partnership; Amedisys Expects Positive Profit Contributions by 2023

Home Health Care News, November 11, 2021 Contessa announced that it had partnered with Penn State Health, which has a footprint that spans across 29 counties in Pennsylvania. Click here to read the full article.

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Penn State Health Partners with Highmark Health and Contessa to Launch Home Recovery Care, a new At-Home Option for Patients

Home Recovery Care provides hospital and skilled nursing-level care in the home, lowering costs and improving outcomes  PITTSBURGH and HERSHEY, Pa. and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – November 10, 2021 – Penn State Health announced a new partnership with Highmark Health, a national, blended health organization based in Pittsburgh, and Contessa, an Amedisys company (NASDAQ: AMED), the nation’s leading operator of high-acuity home care based in Nashville. The joint venture will operate Penn State Health Home Recovery Care which includes Hospital Care at Home and Skilled Nursing Care at Home, bringing all the essential elements of hospital and skilled nursing care into…

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Position Spotlight: Clinical Supervisor, Acute Care Registered Nurse

“I know I am making a difference every day because I believe the healing process begins with your environment and support system.” – Felicia, Clinical Supervisor, ACRN

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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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Here’s Who Won the Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Awards

Nashville Business Journal, October 27, 2021 A roundup of who was recognized at the 2021 Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Awards including Contessa CEO Travis Messina. Click here to read the full article.

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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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Position Spotlight: Senior Director, IT Security

“Contessa is helping patients receive care in the comfort and safety of their home. My job is to make that care secure, which inspires me to come to work every day.” – Baskar, Senior Director, IT Security

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New Contessa, Henry Ford Health System Venture to Offer Palliative Care

Hospice News, October 4, 2021 Contessa has launched a joint venture in Michigan with Henry Ford Health System to provide high-acuity home care services as well as palliative care. Contessa has seen substantial growth during the COVID-19 pandemic as more health care has moved into the home due to reticence among some patients to seek institutional care, and the deadly virus continues to strain hospital capacity. Click here to read the full article.

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“It was the Best Care Ever”

When congestion and fever kept Richard from his regularly scheduled golf game, his wife Sue knew he was sick. They went to the Emergency Department at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield for the first of two visits where he tested positive for COVID-19. Richard was in and out of the hospital battling COVID-related pneumonia until they heard about Home Recovery Care, which is provided through a partnership with Contessa.

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