Mount Sinai Health System partners with Contessa to create Mount Sinai at Home, a continuum of home care

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Mount Sinai at Home provides home health care, home hospitalization, home rehabilitation, and home palliative care to patients in the New York metropolitan area

NEW YORK and NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mount Sinai Health System and Contessa, the leading comprehensive home care provider, announced the expansion of their partnership combining Mount Sinai Home Health Agency Sinai South Nassau into their existing joint venture. The new combination provides a full continuum of home care that includes home care, home hospitalization, home rehabilitation (instead of care in a skilled nursing facility) and home palliative care. The home health agency will be called Mount Sinai at Home.

“This new initiative accelerates our strategic goal of providing a continuum of home care to more Mount Sinai patients,” said Aaron Stein, Chief Operating Officer at Contessa. “Mount Sinai at Home has a strong offering for patients, providers and health plans. Together, we are truly changing healthcare by delivering care where patients need it most – at home.

This new entity is the result of an enhanced joint venture between Mount Sinai Health System and Contessa, an Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) company, which first partnered in 2017 to provide home hospitalization and expanded in 2021 to provide palliative home care. Mount Sinai at Home, as the Mount Sinai South Nassau Home Health Agency is now called, currently treats nearly 3,000 patients each year with a 96% patient satisfaction rate and maintains a 4-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

“Mount Sinai at Home will allow South Nassau to expand our patient services into growing areas such as ‘hospital at home,’ home care, and home infusion therapy,” said Dr. Adhi. Sharma, president of Mount Sinai South Nassau. “We have a long tradition of bringing high quality patient care directly to their homes where it can be delivered in a more comfortable and familiar environment, often at a reduced cost. This is increasingly what patients want and we are happy to be at the forefront of this trend.

Several emerging trends strengthen the case for expanding the continuum of home care, including patient and physician preference. A recent Capital Take care of health A survey found that 90% of Americans over 50 want to stay home and age in place. CarePort reports that home care referrals increased during the public health emergency, but referrals from qualified nurses continue to decline.

“The pandemic has forced home health care, and it’s a trend that’s only growing,” said Margaret Pastuszko, president and chief operating officer of Mount Sinai Health System. “Mount Sinai at Home builds on this momentum and provides consolidated opportunities for patients and physicians, reducing the fragmentation that often plagues the healthcare industry. It’s exciting to create a model of care that paves the way for advanced home care.

About Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metropolitan area, with more than 43,000 employees working in eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 laboratories, a nursing school and a top medical school. and higher education. Mount Sinai advances health for everyone, everywhere, by addressing the most complex health challenges of our time – discovering and applying new knowledge and scientific knowledge; developing safer and more effective treatments; train the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by providing high quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, laboratories and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive healthcare solutions from birth to geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and IT while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatments. For more information, visit https://www.mountsinai.org where to find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitterand Youtube.

About Countess
Contessa, an Amedisys company, provides comprehensive home care in patients’ homes. Pioneering the industry since 2015, Contessa offers a coordinated range of services including in-home hospital care, in-home rehabilitation care, in lieu of admission to nursing facilities, and in-home palliative care. Combining all the essential elements of a hospital or rehabilitation stay in the comfort of the patient’s home, Contessa enables partners to reinvent care delivery. Contessa uses Care Convergence, a proprietary technology platform, to power a seamless solution that is safe, affordable, and improves patient outcomes.

Based in Nashville, the company currently partners with 12 health systems and 30 health plans serving patients in nine states. Alongside Amedisys’ more than 21,000 employees in 38 states, the company has the ability to serve more patients across a full continuum of care, from primary care to end-of-life, all from the comfort of home. For more information, visit contessahealth.com or follow us at @contessahealth.

About Amedisys

Amedisys, Inc. is a leading home health care company, providing personalized home care, palliative care, personal care and critical care services. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether it is personal care at home; hospital care, palliative care and home-based skilled nursing (SNF) facilities; recovery and rehabilitation after surgery or injury; care focused on empowering them to manage chronic disease; or palliative care at the end of life. More than 3,000 hospitals and 90,000 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as their post-acute care partner. Founded in 1982, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA with an executive office in Nashville, TN, Amedisys is a public company. With approximately 21,000 employees, across 550 care centers in 38 states and the District of Columbia, Amedisys is committed to delivering the highest quality care at the doorsteps of more than 445,000 patients in need each year, performing more 11.5 million visits per year. For more information about the Company, please visit: www.amedisys.com

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