Katie Lawson

Position Spotlight: Clinical Director of Care Management

Annie grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Nashville in 2014. She first worked as a nurse at Vanderbilt while attending graduate school at Belmont University. Following that, she worked as a hospitalist nurse practitioner prior to joining Contessa in June of 2020, where she serves as the Clinical Director of Care Management.   She is married to her husband Jordan, who is a songwriter, and has a 1.5-year-old daughter and 2 dogs. She and her husband love traveling, music and anything outdoors.   What does a clinical director of care management do at Contessa? I assist with overall clinical strategy across…

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Guest column: Nashville’s health care community can drive change — and it’s overdue

Nashville Business Journal, September 28, 2022 It’s safe to say the health care policymakers, industry leaders and influencers who spoke at this year’s Leadership Health Care delegation to Washington, D.C., challenged Nashville to step up. The group of nearly 50 health care leaders who traveled to the nation’s capital on Sept. 19 and 20 heard perspectives on key health policy and political matters, as well as clear calls to action. Here are a few key takeaways and highlights from the two-day event. Click here to read the full article.

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Hospices Can Adapt Health System, ACO Strategies on Community Partnerships

Hospice News, September 22, 2022 Hospices seeking to build stronger relationships with other community-based organizations may be able to adapt some of the strategies that health systems and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have implemented. These community partnerships have become a key strategy to address social determinants of health, improve health equity, and educate the public about hospice and palliative care. The work done through these relationships can help patients stay in their homes and foster greater interest in hospice among the public. Click here to read the full article.

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“I didn’t even know such a thing existed.”

Although Carmen had a history of chronic respiratory problems and was no stranger to hospital stays, when she went to the emergency room at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in early July for breathing trouble, she had quite the unexpected experience.  “I stayed at the hospital for one night, Monday night,” she remembers. “Around 3:00 pm on Tuesday they offered for me to go home.” The offer was for admission to the Gundersen Home Hospital program, which allows eligible patients to complete their hospital care in the comfort and convenience of their home.   “I said, ‘why me?’ and they explained that…

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Why Nursing Home Operators Shouldn’t Fear SNF-at-Home — At Least For Now

Skilled Nursing News, September 8, 2022 Skilled nursing operators shouldn’t be scared of losing market share to the shift to home trend, including SNF-at-home – at least not in the near-term. Instead, operators need to look at shifts to home-based care as an opportunity to diversify business lines in the future, as patient preference, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and technology advancements make SNF-at-home an increasingly viable option. Click here to read the full article.

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“I was glad to go home.”

At 91 years young, Gene knew that feeling lightheaded and “woozy”, along with having difficulty breathing, was cause for concern. He went to the emergency room at Chandler Regional Medical Center where he was diagnosed with influenza and possible underlying COPD.  A week after being admitted to the hospital he was feeling much better, but still needed breathing treatments and medical care. When he was presented with the option of returning home to complete his care, he says, “I was glad to go home.”  Gene was part of the Dignity Health Home Recovery Care program. He was sent home with…

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Position Spotlight: Recovery Care Coordinator

Chris began his career in the medical field as a registered nurse serving patients in the Cardiac Care Step-Down Unit where he provided care to individuals transitioning out of the ICU who require additional care and attention. He then worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse providing care to patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit before landing his role as a Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC) with Contessa at Prisma Health Home Recovery Care.  Chris enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is passionate about staying active, fit and healthy.  What does an RCC do at Contessa? In…

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Mount Sinai expands home health services

Becker’s Healthcare Review, August 3, 2022 New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and Contessa, a home-based care provider, expanded their partnership Aug. 2 by combining the system’s home health agency into their existing joint venture. The home health agency will be called Mount Sinai at Home and will offer services that include home health, hospitalization at home, rehabilitation at home and palliative care at home, according to an Aug. 2 news release. “This new initiative accelerates our strategic goal of delivering a continuum of home-based care to more Mount Sinai patients,” Aaron Stein, chief operating officer at Contessa, said in the…

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Mount Sinai Furthers Its Contessa Partnership To Create Full-Continuum Home-Based Care Agency

Home Health Care News, August 2, 2022 Contessa – the higher-acuity care provider and subsidiary of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) – has extended its partnership with Mount Sinai Health System. Under the extension, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s home health agency will now become a part of the two organizations’ existing joint venture. The JV now includes home health, hospital-at-home, SNF-level care at home and palliative care. What has now been created is the home health agency “Mount Sinai at Home,” a home-based care agency with capabilities across the continuum of care. Click here to read the full article.

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Mount Sinai Health System Partners with Contessa to Create Mount Sinai at Home, a Home-Based Care Continuum

Mount Sinai at Home provides home health, hospitalization at home, rehabilitation at home and palliative care at home to patients in the New York metropolitan area New York, N.Y. and Nashville, Tenn. – August 2, 2022 – Mount Sinai Health System and Contessa, the leading comprehensive home-based care provider, announced the extension of their partnership combining Mount Sinai South Nassau’s home health agency into their existing joint venture. The new combination offers a full continuum of home-based care that includes home health, hospitalization at home, rehabilitation at home (in lieu of care at a skilled nursing facility) and palliative care…

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