“If it weren’t for Hospital Care at Home, I would have been stuck in a rehab. I highly recommend the program.” 

When her culture results came in, 83-year-old Ila was told by her urologist to immediately go to the ER. Once at Ascension Saint Thomas West, she asked to participate in Hospital Care at Home because of her positive experience last year.  Hospital Care at Home is provided through a partnership with Contessa and brings all the essential elements of hospital care to the comfort of a patient’s home. When Ila was in the ER last year with a UTI, she qualified and enrolled to receive her care at home.   “I am just so thankful it’s available,” Ila shared.   This time…

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Why Nurses Prefer Contessa’s Hospital at Home Model

The world needs nurses more than ever. However, these essential providers are facing difficult conditions for delivering care and, subsequently, severe burnout, both of which are driving many away from the field. Having fewer nurses creates a cycle that places even more demands on the nurses still in hospitals, who are often asked to care for up to 20 patients per shift in the emergency department or other fast-paced specialties. Good nurses know that time with their patients is key to the healing process, but time is also something they have less and less of. There aren’t many immediate solutions…

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