Katie Lawson

Gundersen program offers patients short-term nursing home-level care at home

La Cross Tribune, July 31, 2022 Gundersen Health System and Contessa are partnering once again to expand their in-home care options, with select individuals requiring more intensive services now able to access them in their dwellings. “There has never been a more crucial time for us to deliver hospital-level care at home than now,” says Heather Schimmers, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Gundersen. Gundersen Home Hospital, which launched in spring 2021, enables qualifying patients to receive a hybrid of in-person and virtual care following discharge from an ER or inpatient stay. Gundersen Recover at Home, which debuted…

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Amedisys Subsidiary Contessa Going Full Speed Ahead on Palliative Care JVs

Hospice News, July 28, 2022 Hot on the heels of forming four palliative care-focused joint ventures, Contessa Health has several more in the works during the remainder of 2022. Contessa is a subsidiary of Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), which announced its $250 million acquisition of the high-acuity home care company in June of last year. Since that time, Contessa has doubled down on joint ventures. During the past 12 months, the company has launched JVs that offer palliative care with Mount Sinai Health System, Baylor Scott & White Health, Memorial Hermann Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Click here to read the full article.

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Position Spotlight: Senior IT Analyst

Before beginning his career in information technology (IT), An worked as an accounting technician while pursuing his Bachelor’s in Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). His journey in IT began with providing support for NTT Data, i2i Population Health and now Contessa. During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys cooking and traveling. An’s long term goal is to engage more with influential decision making and lead a team who’s passionate about helping others. Why did you choose a career in IT?  I chose a career in information technology because it…

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What’s Fueling the Hospice JV Furnace

Hospice News, July 12, 2022 More hospice and palliative care providers are pursuing joint ventures with hospitals and health systems. Joint ventures offer unique advantages compared to traditional referral streams, according to Aaron Stein, COO of Contessa Health, a subsidiary of Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED). Joint ventures allow providers to develop integrated care models that build improved transitions of care, said Stein. Click here to read the full article.

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“It gave us a whole additional layer of care.”

When Nancy started feeling ill just two weeks before her Alaskan cruise, her husband Nick kept a close watch on her, monitoring her symptoms for a week. It seemed Nancy was progressing, but Monday morning brought alarm when Nancy slid out of bed, lacking the energy to stand.  Nick was able to get her into a chair and called the doctor to request a same-day appointment. Still concerned, Nick retrieved their pulse oximeter to check her oxygen levels which measured at 70, then 65.  Nick immediately called the paramedics who arrived shortly to administer her oxygen, stabilize her and transfer…

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Memorial Hermann Health System to provide home healthcare

Becker’s Hospital Review, June 27, 2022 Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System has teamed up with hospital-at-home company Contessa Health to provide home-based healthcare, according to a June 24 press release. The health system will offer acute hospital care, skilled nursing care and palliative care for patients from their homes. Depending on eligibility criteria, participating patients will be sent home from the emergency department with remote patient monitoring devices without being admitted as an inpatient. Click here to read the full article.

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Position Spotlight: Senior Human Resources Specialist

Abby has been working for Contessa for three years, this being her first role after graduating from Ole Miss in 2019 where she majored in business and marketing. Despite never having imagined she would join the field of human resources, she has enjoyed every moment of it. Abby was born in Michigan but raised in Nashville and enjoys being outside, doing Crossfit, traveling and trying new food.  What does a Senior Human Resources Specialist do at Contessa? I get to do a little bit of everything. Mostly, I’m responsible for supporting our employees and leaders across Contessa’s corporate office as…

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Contessa Partners With Memorial Hermann Health System To Deliver Home-Based, Hospital-Level Care

Home Care Health News, June 26, 2022 Contessa Health, an Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) company, has teamed up with Memorial Hermann Health System to provide home-based care services to its patients. Specifically, the partnership will allow Memorial Hermann to deliver acute hospital care, post-hospitalization skilled nursing care and palliative care services in the home setting. This new offering will increase accessibility for the organization’s patients, according to Dr. David Callender, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann. Click here to read the full article.

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Memorial Hermann and Contessa Partner to Provide Patients New At-Home Care Options

This partnership gives patients options of where to receive inpatient, rehabilitation, and palliative care Houston, TX and Nashville, TN – June 24, 2022– Memorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce a new partnership with the nation’s leading high-acuity home care provider Contessa, an Amedisys company (NASDAQ: AMED), to deliver home-based medical, rehabilitation and palliative care to its patients. Through the partnership, Memorial Hermann will be able to offer acute hospital care, post-hospitalization skilled nursing care, and palliative care to patients from the convenience of their own homes, rather than only the traditional brick-and-mortar inpatient or rehabilitation facilities. Contessa’s hospital…

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Amedisys Goes Full-Speed Ahead on New JV Strategy

Hospice News, June 16, 2022 Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) is fired up for more hospital joint ventures, a new area of focus for the Baton Rouge, La.-based home health and hospice provider. Driving this renewed interest is the company’s June 2021 purchase of Tennessee-based Contessa Health for $250 million. While Amedisys had a few JVs before that transaction, Contessa came with a fleshed-out model and an established pipeline for those arrangements. Click here to read the full article.

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