HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landmark Health announces today their latest initiative to expand their home-based medical program to reach more people in need of high-touch care. Landmark Connect provides primary care to residents living in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), independent living facilities (ILF), assisted living facilities (ALF), continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), and other long-term care (LTC) facilities.
By treating people in place, Landmark Connect providers can focus on proactively managing residents' health conditions and ensuring personalized care coordination to help avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.
"With Landmark Connect, we have an exciting opportunity to make a significant difference for patients residing in facilities," states Adam Boehler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "This allows us to touch more lives, improve care for people who need it the most and truly transform healthcare in our communities."
Under the Landmark Connect delivery model, patients residing in contracted care facilities, regardless of their insurance, can participate in the Landmark program. By embedding medical care teams in living facilities, Landmark is able to build relationships with patients, facility staff and families to improve early identification of changes in residents' status and monitor ongoing treatments. The result is better care, higher quality outcomes, and less unnecessary trips to the hospital.
Jennifer Gilchrist has been named President of Landmark Connect. Jennifer joined Landmark in January 2015 as Vice President, General Manager of the Albany, NY market. She successfully led the development and growth of that market, which recently hit a milestone patient engagement of more than 3,000 lives. In November 2016, Jennifer was promoted to Regional President of East Coast Operations where she leveraged her experience to benefit Landmark on a larger scale.
"Our on-site medical teams ensure that we are able to keep everyone informed of any medical needs or changes in condition of residents at the facility," states Jennifer. "Our teams also educate the staff and families to deliver more effective care and communication. This highly collaborative work improves the quality of care for patients across the continuum, including care transitions across providers."
Landmark Connect has currently launched with select facilities. There is no additional cost to patients outside of their standard insurance co-pays and deductibles. Learn more about Landmark Connect at https://www.landmarkhealth.org/landmark-connect/
Landmark is an industry leader of home-based medical care for patients with complex health needs. Landmark's community-based, physician-led medical teams are specialized in house calls and deliver medical, behavioral, social and palliative care to individuals with multiple chronic conditions, where they reside. Their teams of mobile clinicians collaborate with patients' families, caregivers and other medical providers to bring coordinated world-class healthcare to people who need it the most. Learn more at LandmarkHealth.org.
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