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Provider Spotlight: Dr. Tom Luers, Gundersen Health System

Gundersen Health System partnered with Contessa to deliver hospital-level care in the home as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of this approach to care. So, when Tom Luers, MD, joined Gundersen almost two years ago, the practice of hospitalists admitting patients to Gundersen Home Hospital was an expected and integral part of his role. …

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Provider Spotlight: Alyssa Bernstein, CRNP, Allegheny Health Network

Alyssa Bernstein, CRNP is an advanced practice provider (APP) and the clinical manager of the Home Recovery Care program at Allegheny Health Network’s Jefferson Hospital. When she graduated as a nurse practitioner in 2021, she was excited to join the innovative program. In her role, she is responsible for identifying patients who qualify for the…

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Provider Spotlight: Dr. Kamia Thakur, Penn State Health

Dr. Kamia Thakur is a hospitalist and the Medical Director of Penn State Health’s Home Recovery Care program in Hershey, PA. The joint venture with Contessa was launched in June of 2022. Dr. Thakur recalls her initial introduction to the concept when the health system recruited its physicians to help with the program. “I was…

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Provider Spotlight: Dr. Sowjanya Bapani, Marshfield Clinic Health System 

Dr. Sowjanya Bapani’s journey as a hospitalist working with the Marshfield Clinic Home Recovery Care program began in 2016, when the program was still new. Dr. Bapani shares that at first, providers were hesitant about adopting the innovative program. “It was a challenge to find that right patient [clinically] to send home and also the…

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Provider Spotlight: Dr. Mahmood Shahlapour, Dignity Health

Dr. Mahmood Shahlapour is a hospitalist with Pioneer Hospitalist Group, working with the Dignity Health network out of Mercy Gilbert Hospital in Chandler, Arizona. Two years ago, he was introduced to Dignity Health Home Recovery Care, a program that transfers eligible patients home to receive hospital-level care.  He recalls it was a paradigm shift: “I…

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