Dr. Mark Montoney, Former chief medical officer of Tenet Healthcare joins Contessa Health as chief medical officer

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Contessa Health announced today the addition of Dr. Mark Montoney as the company’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In this role, Dr. Montoney will lead all of Contessa Health’s clinical operations, including protocol development, service line strategies and market-based clinical quality committees.

“We are thrilled to bring Mark aboard to lead our clinical team,” said Travis Messina, Contessa Health’s Chief Executive Officer. “His experience leading both national and regional health systems through the transition to value-based care will be an extremely valuable asset to Contessa as we accelerate our growth to meet the growing demand for our model.”

Charlie Martin, Member of the Board of Directors of Contessa and Chairman of Martin Ventures added, “Having worked with Dr. Montoney at Vanguard, I’ve seen, firsthand, his outstanding ability to engage clinicians in changing behavior and implement initiatives that truly improve the quality of care delivery. The depth and breadth of Mark’s experience makes him a remarkable fit at Contessa and we look forward to furthering Contessa’s mission of delivering hospital-level care in the home.”

“I’m excited to join the Contessa Health team in unifying care that is truly patient-centered,” said Dr. Mark Montoney, new CMO of Contessa Health. “This is a great opportunity to advance the home hospitalization model and enhance value in the overall patient care experience.”

Prior to Contessa Health, Dr. Montoney served as the Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Healthcare where he led a network of regional physician executives and collaborated with nursing leadership in driving clinical performance and high quality patient care. Mark joined Tenet through its acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems, where he was the Chief Medical Officer. At Vanguard, he was responsible for system-wide clinical quality improvement, patient safety, physician alignment strategies and value-based health care delivery. Prior to Vanguard, Mark was the Chief Medical Officer of OhioHealth where he also practiced internal and geriatric medicine for a number of years.

About Contessa Health

Contessa Health creates and manages episodic risk arrangements for Commercial and Medicare Advantage health plans. By combining our proprietary platform, ContradoClaim™, with evidence-based clinical protocols and managed services, Contessa Health enables both payers and providers to successfully operate prospective episodic risk programs.