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Easing the COVID-19 Capacity Crunch

Progress Health, April 2020 Though many heard the term “social distancing” for the first time only recently, for months, government and medical officials across the country have been bracing for an influx of COVID-19 patients that could overwhelm healthcare systems. The severity and highly contagious nature of coronavirus patients needing admittance into hospitals and intensive care units (ICUs) meant healthcare systems were looking for ways to continue to treat non-COVID patients—those with symptoms stemming from acute illnesses such as asthma, congestive heart failure and pneumonia—while freeing up critical bed space and supplies for the anticipated surge in the very sickest COVID-19…

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Newt’s World Episode 71: Health Care Breakthroughs in COVID-19 – Home Recovery

Newt’s World Podcast, Newt Gingrich, April 2020 At home recovery care is a new model of remote hospital care which is creating positive patient outcomes.  How can this new model of at home care help during the spread of COVID-19?  Newt is joined by Travis Messina, Co-Founder and CEO of Contessa Home Recovery Care. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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A Shock to the System

Nashville Business Journal, Joel Stinnett, April 2020 With nearly 2,000 of New York City’s more than 72,000 COVID-19 patients flooding the 3,300-bed Mount Sinai Health System since the outbreak began, maintaining the system’s capacity has become a priority for its seven hospitals — as well as for Nashville-based Contessa Health. Click here to read the full article.  *Nashville Business Journal is a subscription publication

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Some of the nation’s largest health systems want to care for patients in their homes. Here’s why.

Healthcare Dive,  By Samantha Liss, November 2019 Some of the nation’s largest hospital systems are turning to a startup to help them deliver at-home hospital care to patients who otherwise would have been admitted. Ascension, CommonSpirit and Highmark Health are some of the organizations that have signed joint venture deals with Nashville-based Contessa over the past few months. Read the full article here.

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Highmark Health to deliver hospital care at home

Modern Healthcare,  By Shelby Livingston, November 2019 When a patient turns up in the emergency department at one of Allegheny Health Network’s hospitals with uncomplicated pneumonia, a bacterial skin infection or another lower-risk ailment, that patient may now get the choice to skip the hospital bed and go home to receive care. Read the full article here.

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Highmark Health Collaborates with Contessa to Enhance Home Based Acute Care Model for Highmark Health Plan Members

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Pittsburgh, PA AND Nashville, Tenn. — (November 13, 2019) — Highmark Health, a leading national health and wellness organization, today announced that it is working with Contessa to improve individuals’ health care experiences through a joint venture designed to enable consumers to receive hospital-quality care in the comfort and convenience of their homes. The joint venture, Home Recovery Care LLC, will provide all essential elements of inpatient care in the home through telemedicine, in-home providers, and robust care management oversight.  This is made possible utilizing Contessa’s proprietary technology specifically designed to coordinate home-based hospital care. As part of this patient-centered,…

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Hospital-at-Home Company Contessa Continues 2019 Partnership Boom, Announces Deal with Prisma Health

Home Health Care News  By Bailey Bryant, October 8, 2019 Contessa Health has entered into an agreement with Greenville, South Carolina-based Prisma Health, marking its third hospital partnership this year and its fifth since the company was founded in 2015. And that won’t be the last deal of 2019 for the Nashville-based hospital-at-home company, according to CEO Travis Messina, who says Contessa has finalized and is set to announce another deal soon. The recent boom in Contessa’s deal activity comes as the health care industry and the players operating within it continue to recognize the value of moving care into…

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Prisma Health partners with Contessa to bring high-quality hospital-level care into patients’ homes

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GREENVILLE, S.C., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, will partner with Nashville-based Contessa on an innovative care model called Home Recovery Care that keeps patients out of the hospital by bringing key elements of inpatient care directly into patients’ own homes. Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital will be the first hospital in South Carolina to offer Home Recovery Care when it rolls out in early 2020. Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital and Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital will be the next ones to offer it. The long-term goal is to offer it…

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No Place Like Home: Bringing Inpatient Care to the Patient

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New England Journal of Medicine, Catalyst,  By Narayana Murali, MD and Travis Messina,  August 2019 Online Case Study: http://bit.ly/2MlZNHZ KEY TAKEAWAYS Establish clear processes and a well-defined team. These processes will yield superior outcomes and a lower cost of care. Establish an expansive list of targeted conditions for the program. The Home Recovery Care (HRC) model is beneficial for numerous patients; if the number of treatable conditions is limited, the program will likely exclude many patients who could greatly benefit from this model of care, limiting the clinical team’s opportunities to gain experience with this model. If a patient is…

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Saint Thomas Pilots Hospital-Level Home Care With Nashville-Based Startup

Nashville Public Radio,  By Blake Farmer,  July 2019 Saint Thomas Health is going to start treating more patients in their own homes this fall. The Middle Tennessee hospital system is launching a joint venture with a Nashville-based startup that may be a model for other markets. Listen here to learn more about Contessa’s partnership with Ascension Saint Thomas.  

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