BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Call9, a rapidly growing healthtech startup, announced today the hiring of Sylvan Waller, MD, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Waller is an accomplished healthcare executive, physician leader and entrepreneur who has helped scale multiple technology-enabled healthcare services companies. His expertise in creating and delivering value-based care will help Call9 as it continues its expansion throughout the New York market and into new states.
"Call9, and our partner nursing homes, are transforming the patient experience," said Timothy C. Peck, MD, Cofounder and CEO of Call9. "We are thrilled to bring Sylvan's leadership to Call9. As we continue to build, we realize the enormous opportunity to deliver value-based care to this vulnerable population."
Call9 powers a sophisticated, high-touch technology platform and multi-disciplinary healthcare service that delivers care to nursing home patients at their bedside. Call9 defines new standards and measures of value for telemedicine, pushing the industry toward a new care category.
"I am excited to join the Call9 team and its commitment to providing healthcare to all at their moment of need," Dr. Waller said. "I share the organization's core values of doing the right thing for both patients and physicians."
Prior to Call9, Waller was CMO of MDLIVE, one of the first and largest telehealth companies in the United States, and the Founder and CEO of Alii Healthcare, a telehealth company designed to connect patients with ER doctors. Previously, he also served as CMO East Division with Schumacher Clinical Partners. Waller has a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Emory University School of Medicine.
"Sylvan's medical leadership experience will help us to identify the right tools for Call9's innovation to scale to long-term success," Dr. Peck said.
Call9 provides Emergency Medicine without brick and mortar limitations. Call9 humanizes telemedicine by connecting on-site multidisciplinary clinical care specialists to remote Emergency Medicine physicians, delivering 24/7 care to patients at their bedside in nursing homes and rehabs. The company's embedded care model approach is a replacement of 911 and subsequent hospitalizations and readmissions, lowering healthcare costs, while improving care outcomes.
SOURCE Call9, Inc.