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9 people to watch in Nashville business in 2022

Nashville Business Journal, January 14, 2021 If 2021 taught us anything, it’s that it will take more than Covid to derail Nashville’s growth. Here are nine business leaders we plan on watching this year for an indication of how Nashville is navigating these uncertain times. They include a longtime Nashville homebuilder, a nonprofit chief focused on homelessness and a pair of advocates for diversifying the region’s tech workforce. Click here to read the full article.

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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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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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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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Amedisys’ Contessa Division Partners with Michigan Healthcare System

McKnight’s Senior Living, October 1, 2021 Home care giant Amedisys is expanding its reach into Michigan through a new partnership between its Contessa division and Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital. The agreement will bring an array of in-home acute care services to residents throughout Michigan. Click here to read the full article.

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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 facing serious capacity issues as the U.S. experiences the latest surge in COVID cases. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Senior Vice President Justine Handelman sat down with Contessa Home Recovery CEO Travis Messina to discuss how their home recovery model is transitioning patients out of the hospital and into the home while continuing their care. This model ultimately provides a better experience for the patient and freeing up bed space within the hospital. Click…

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First patient to use Gundersen Home Hospital undergoes successful treatment in comfort of her house

La Crosse Tribune, July 2, 2021 One month after the launch of Gundersen Home Hospital, the program has treated its first patient, Diana Janisch. The program allowed her to remain in her home while receiving essential care. “I was glad because it was a lot easier because I could come home and be in my own bed and make my own food,” Janisch says. “If I was in the hospital you know you never get any rest so actually it was really pleasant.” Click here to read the full article.

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Amedisys Paying $250M for Contessa

Nashville Post, July 1, 2021 The leaders of home hospitalization and skilled nursing venture Contessa Health have signed a deal to sell the six-year-old company to Amedisys for $250 million. Click here to read the full story.

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Amedisys Announces Agreement to Acquire Contessa Health, Creating a Comprehensive Home Healthcare Delivery Platform

GlobeNewsWire, June 30, 2021 Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), a leading home health, hospice and personal care company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Contessa Health, a leader in hospital-at-home and skilled nursing facility (SNF) at-home services. In addition, Amedisys plans to invest meaningfully in the future growth of Contessa’s business and proprietary informatics platform, CareConvergence™. Upon closing of the deal, Nashville, Tenn.-based Contessa will operate as a wholly owned division of Amedisys. Click here to read the full article.

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