Contessa Forges New Partnership with Baylor Scott & White

June 9th, 2022

Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, and Contessa, an Amedisys company (NASDAQ: AMED) and the nation's leading high-acuity home care provider, announce a partnership to provide patients with a high-quality continuum of care in the home.

The continuum of care will include new alternative care models to extend comprehensive, coordinated medical care to patients’ homes, including hospital-level care, palliative or supportive care, and skilled nursing care. Baylor Scott & White will begin communicating the new programs to eligible patients in 2023.

“We are dedicated to developing and delivering new, convenient options for our patients, offering high quality care when and where they want it,” said Pete McCanna, chief executive officer at Baylor Scott & White. “These innovative at-home solutions will empower those we serve, enhancing the recovery process and improving outcomes.”

Once the programs are launched, eligible patients will be offered an alternative to conventional inpatient hospitalization as well as other services, including skilled nursing care at home and options for additional support and assistance for seriously ill patients, their families and caregivers. Data shows that Contessa’s model reduces readmission rates by 44%, decreases the length of hospital stays by 35% and has a patient satisfaction rate of more than 90%.

“We are thrilled to partner with Baylor Scott & White to offer greater options to patients, improving their experience,” said Travis Messina, chief executive officer at Contessa. “Baylor Scott & White has a century-long reputation for providing high-quality care in the communities it serves, and we are eager to work collaboratively to soon provide hospital-level care to patients within the comfort and safety of their homes."

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