Posted: October 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. MDT|Update: 16 hours ago
DENVER and CINCINNATI, 12 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – DispatchHealth, the nation’s leading comprehensive home health care provider, today announced its association with Mercy Health – Cincinnati, part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, to provide an alternative way for patients to receive care in the comfort of their own homes. Collaboration between DispatchHealth and Mercy Health will provide acute care to patients in the Cincinnati region that often have difficulty accessing care when they need it.
DispatchHealth’s comprehensive platform provides, delivers and coordinates medical care to patients at home. Patients can seek DispatchHealth’s acute medical care for a wide range of common to complex injuries and illnesses, including viral infections, COPD exacerbations, congestive heart failure, and more. To request care, patients can call, visit DispatchHealth.com or access a free mobile app, no referral required. When requested, a DispatchHealth medical team trained in emergency care arrives at the patient’s home equipped with the tools and treatments necessary to treat the patient at home, including on-site diagnostics and a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) certified laboratory. . DispatchHealth is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including public holidays.
“At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on serving the needs of our patients and meeting our patients where they are,” said Stephen feagins, MD, Clinical Director of Mercy Health – Cincinnati. “Our association with DispatchHealth is an example of our focus on innovative relationships that are changing the landscape of healthcare. With DispatchHealth, we bring home visiting to residents of Cincinnati and adding to our ability to care for patients in person in physical settings, virtually and now at home. “
“DispatchHealth is redefining what is possible for a patient’s care journey. Our proven approach to high acuity home care not only improves patient outcomes, but also reduces medical costs, ”said Marc Prather, co-founder and CEO of DispatchHealth. “We are delighted to partner with Mercy Health to expand our unique model of care by Ohio and within the Bon Secours Mercy Health association. “
DispatchHealth began its association with Bon Secours, which is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, in Richmond, Virginia, over four years ago. During that time, it prevented more than 4,000 911 patient transports, emergency department visits, and observation and hospital stays. In addition, DispatchHealth started its activities in Ohio in december 2020 and over the past year has rapidly increased the number of markets it serves statewide. Collaboration with Mercy Health will extend the company’s reach to more patients in Ohio.
DispatchHealth is building the world’s largest home care system to provide trustworthy and compassionate care to everyone. DispatchHealth provides on-demand acute care and an advanced level of medical care for people of all ages from the comfort of their own homes. DispatchHealth’s trained emergency medicine and internal medicine teams are equipped with all the tools needed to treat common to complex injuries and illnesses. DispatchHealth works closely with payers, providers, health systems, EMS, employer groups and others to provide home care to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, hospital stays and readmissions. The acute care medical teams are available seven days a week, evenings and holidays, and can be contacted through the app, online or by a simple phone call. DispatchHealth is a partner of most of the major insurance companies. For more information, visit DispatchHealth.com.
About Mercy Health
Mercy Health – Cincinnati is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the 20 largest healthcare systems in United States and the fifth Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s quality and compassionate care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, new York, Ohio, Caroline from the south, and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland. Mercy Health – Cincinnati served Greater Cincinnati for over 160 years and has provided an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care in over 180 locations across the region. Mercy Health – Cincinnati The care network includes five award-winning hospitals, senior residences, primary care practices and specialist physicians, outpatient centers, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs. Mercy Health – Cincinnati hospitals have won national top 100 Hospitals honors from Truven Health Analytics more than any other Cincinnati combined hospitals, placing them among the best hospitals in the country. Truven also named Mercy Health – Cincinnati as one of the top 15 health systems in the country on six occasions, which is more than any other health system in Cincinnati. True to its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health offers nearly $ 2 million per day for the benefit of the community. Bon Secours Mercy Health’s mission is to expand Jesus’ compassionate ministry by improving the health and well-being of his communities and to provide good help to those in need, especially the poor, dying. and underserved. To learn more, visit Mercy.com.
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