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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Collaborates with Contessa to Bring Hospital-Level Care into Patients’ Homes

Home Recovery Care gives patients the choice to receive hospital care at home, lowering costs, improving patient outcomes and easing capacity strain on hospitals TACOMA, Wash. and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 23, 2022 – Virginia Mason Franciscan Health announced a new collaboration with Contessa, an Amedisys company (NASDAQ: AMED), to operate Home Recovery Care. Home Recovery Care brings all the essential elements of hospital care into the comfort and convenience of patients’ homes, offering a safe and effective alternative to the traditional inpatient stay. The service will expand access to high-acuity care, increase crucial inpatient capacity and reduce the overall…

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Gundersen Home Hospital expands to more patients

Gundersen Home Hospital Brings Hospital-Level Care into Patients’ Homes, Decreasing Unnecessary Hospital Stays and Improving Patient Outcomes  LaCrosse, WISC. – January 26, 2022. – When Cliff Johnson had trouble breathing, his wife took him to Gundersen Lutheran Hospital. The nearly 80-year-old lives with claustrophobia and was fearing nights alone in a hospital room. That’s when he was approached about Gundersen Home Hospital. He eagerly enrolled into the program.  “I was sent home at 4:30 pm. That night, I received an oxygen system with six tanks. A nurse came out with a kit that included a pulse oximeter, blood pressure cuff,…

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Contessa Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Manage Risk and Improve Security Posture

Contessa, an Amedisys company, has strict cyber security measures protecting patients, employees and partners. The high-acuity care at home operator has received national recognition by earning HITRUST CSF® Certification by HITRUST, the Health Information Trust Alliance.  

HITRUST CSF® Certification demonstrates that the organization’s infrastructure protects patient and provider information and have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and are appropriately managing risk.  

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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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Hospital Care at Home: Henry Ford Health System and Contessa Partner to Create New Choice for Patients

Henry Ford Health System announced a new partnership with the nation’s leading operator of high-acuity home care, Contessa. The high-acuity home care offering includes Hospital Care at Home, Skilled Nursing Care at Home and Palliative Care at Home, which brings all the essential elements of hospital, rehabilitation and medical care for skilled nursing patients and broader palliative care services into the comfort of patients’ homes.

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Prisma Health is Bringing Hospital-Level Care into Patients Homes in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, is now offering Home Recovery Care to patients cared for at Prisma Health Richland Hospital. Prisma Health partners with Nashville-based Contessa to operate the care model that helps patients to stay out of the hospital by bringing key elements of inpatient care directly into patients’ homes. This marks the third location for Prisma Health Home Recovery Care. The program launched at Greenville Memorial Hospital in 2019 and expanded to Oconee Memorial Hospital last year. In the Upstate, the program has a 90% acceptance rate and an average…

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AHN Home Recovery Care expands to provide hospitalized patients with alternative to skilled nursing and rehab facilities after discharge

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today an expansion of its Home Recovery Care (HRC) program that’s currently available to eligible patients at AHN Allegheny General, AHN Forbes, and AHN Jefferson Hospitals. The new model, called Home Recovery Care Plus (HRCP), delivers all the essential elements of skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation facility-level care in the comfort of a patient’s home, with a registered nurse providing monitoring care for up to 60 days following a hospital admission.

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Movement to Advance Care in the Home Growing

Moving Health Home, an alliance to advance home-based care policy Moving Health Home, a coalition of pioneering health care organizations with a bold vision to change the way policymakers think about the home as a site of clinical service, officially launched only a few weeks ago. Founding members, Amazon Care, Landmark Health, Signify Health, Dispatch Health, Elara Caring, Intermountain Healthcare, Home Instead, Ascension, and Amwell coalesced around a shared belief that patients should have access to care in the home. Now, the movement is growing with seven additional members – Compassus, UPMC, U.S. Medical Management, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), Advocate Aurora…

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Gundersen is Bringing Hospital-Level Care into Patients’ Homes

Gundersen Health System is enhancing its nationally-recognized efforts on quality care and patient experience by introducing a new care option to provide patients added convenience and care options. Gundersen Home Hospital brings all the essential elements of hospital care to the comfort of a patients’ home, allowing many patients to avoid a hospital admission altogether. Through a new partnership with Contessa, the leading operator of home hospital care, this initiative represents Gundersen’s latest effort to leverage emerging technology to deliver convenient, patient-centered care.

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Mount Sinai Health System to Launch Palliative Care at Home, Expanding Partnership With Contessa

Contessa and the Mount Sinai Health System are expanding their partnership to launch Palliative Care at Home. The care model brings coordinated and specialized pain treatment into the homes of New York City patients while avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.

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