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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Amedisys to Acquire Contessa Health in Move to Increase Patient Acuity

Modern Healthcare, June 30, 2021 Amedisys, a home health, hospice and personal care company, on Wednesday, said it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nashville-based Contessa Health, a hospital-at-home and skilled nursing facility at-home provider. Click here to read the full story (subscription required).

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Hospitals Without Walls Waivers are Working. Let’s Make Them Permanent.

For years, healthcare slowly marched into the future. Telehealth and alternative sites of care steadily gained acceptance and improved experiences, outcomes, and bottom lines, but failed to break into the mainstream. That changed in 2020 and the march became a sprint.

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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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Risky Business: Why Contessa Takes on Risk to Treat Patients at Home

No risk, no reward. Find out why Contessa’s financial model assumes risk, benefitting our patients, provider partners and payer affiliates.

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Meet Our Experts


Travis Messina

Travis is passionate about treating patients in a setting that best fits their needs, which is often the home. He founded Contessa in 2015 to provide a new standard of healthcare for providers, payers and patients. Since its launch, the company has partnered with six health systems across the US and continues to grow. Before Contessa, Travis built his career investing in healthcare ventures. He spent time at Martin Ventures, Vanguard Health Systems, Signal Hill Capital and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Mark Montoney

Mark Montoney, MD, MBA

Mark has a deep history and passion for geriatric medicine. He was first drawn to Contessa because of its unique and specific delivery of care, which is often highly beneficial to geriatric patients. In his role at the organization, Mark advises on all clinical operations, including patient safety protocols, utilization management, research and innovation, and physician leadership development. Prior to this role, Mark served as the chief medical officer at Contessa,  Tenet Healthcare, Vanguard Health Systems and OhioHealth, where he practiced internal medicine and geriatrics.

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