Hospital-at-Home Models, Home Health Partners Primed to Disrupt US Health Care System

With a shared goal of shifting more care into the home and improving patient health outcomes at a lower overall cost, hospital-at-home programs and at-home care providers are natural allies. But there are a number of hurdles that stand in the way of partnership opportunities truly taking off. Broadly, hospital-at-home programs attempt to provide acute, […]

Contessa Wins Another Health System Partner; $1.5M Acquisition to Round Out New Post-Acute Care Company

Ascension Saint Thomas, Contessa partner to offer home recovery care Ascension Saint Thomas is partnering with Contessa to bring hospital-level care into the home starting this fall. The pair will do so through Nashville-based Contessa’s home recovery care program, which is built to provide in-home acute care for a fraction of the cost of a […]

Advocate Aurora Exec: ‘There’s Almost Nothing That Won’t Eventually Move into the Home’

Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, U.S. health care spending has steadily climbed — along with the country’s population of older adults and those with chronic conditions. To help bend the cost curve and deliver care to seniors in their preferred setting, health care has, in turn, noticeably shifted into the home […]

CommonSpirit Health Turns to Contessa for Hospital-Level Care at Home

Chicago-based nonprofit CommonSpirit Health announced Monday it’s teaming up with hospital-at-home startup Contessa to bring acute-level care and other new services into the homes of its patients. Created in 2019 following the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, CommonSpirit operates across 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites in 21 states. In […]