Build or Buy? Three Things to Consider Before Starting a Home Hospital Care Program

When integrating a home hospital care program at an existing health system, is it necessary to recreate the wheel and build your own from scratch? Contessa CEO Travis Messina explains.

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The Check Up: Dr. Susan Turney of Marshfield Clinic Health System

Modern Healthcare, October  12, 2020 Not only has Wisconsin recently become a hot spot for COVID-19, but it’s also a state where the rural population has faced barriers to care well before the pandemic began. Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock talks to Dr. Susan Turney, CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System, about what the…

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Why More Physicians Are Adopting Contessa’s Model Amid COVID-19

Trying something new is rarely easy, which is why it has taken time and proof for physicians to lean into our model. In his latest blog post, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Montoney, explains the key factors that have changed physicians’ adoption of Contessa’s model and why they have been intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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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 oversees all clinical operations, including patient safety protocols, utilization management, research and innovation, and physician leadership development. Prior to this role, Mark served in the chief medical officer for Tenet Healthcare, Vanguard Health Systems and OhioHealth, where he practiced internal medicine and geriatrics.

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