Adventist Health chooses Emcara Health to address the needs of Medi-Cal’s most vulnerable members

FRANKLIN, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emcara Health, PopHealthCare’s national value-based medical group that provides advanced home-based primary care for seniors and vulnerable populations, today announced it has partnered with California-based Adventist Health to extend care to communities with high risk throughout the state. As part of CalAIM’s broader Improved Care Management initiative, the partnership aims to close care gaps for patients with the most complex care needs by addressing social barriers, such as homelessness, that impact patient health.

“This innovative care delivery model reflects our deep commitment to improving the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of our community,” said Shelly Trumbo, Vice President of Wellness at Adventist Health. “Emcara Health’s decade-long focus on providing community-based care for vulnerable populations, highly experienced multidisciplinary care teams, and agile approach to non-traditional healthcare delivery made them the right partner to successfully realize the goals of the CalAIM initiative.”

Emcara Health will deploy field care teams, comprised primarily of community health workers (CHWs), to meet patients on their own terms, whether at home, in a homeless camp, or in the emergency department. Once engaged, CHWs conduct a social determinants of health assessment to understand social barriers that may affect a patient’s health, such as access to food, stress, transportation, and more. As part of the agreement, Emcara Health nurses and social workers will connect and coordinate preventive care and clinical treatment through Adventist Health. Emcara Health will provide comprehensive support, including transition of care, providing member and family assistance, and coordinating and referring patients to community and social support services.

“Adventist Health is a proven delivery system leader that embodies deep trust in the communities it serves,” said Eric Galvin, CEO of Emcara Health. “By working alongside Californians who are most in need, this partnership has the ability to serve as a model for Medicaid managed plans and high-risk provider groups seeking to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations across the country.” .”

To learn more about partnering with Emcara Health, please contact Allison Unger, Head of Sales at Emcara Health at [email protected]

About Emcara Health

Emcara Health is at the forefront of providing a proven model for home care solutions. With a passionate team of dedicated healthcare experts, we improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations with health challenges across urban and rural communities. Our integrated suite of home care solutions includes advanced primary care, complex care management and treatment, care transitions and annual home assessments. Our physician-led multidisciplinary care teams deliver industry-leading results across the four-fold goal of healthcare delivery – patient experience, quality, lower cost of care and joy at work. Part of PopHealthCare (a GuideWell company), Emcara Health is one of the nation’s leading value-based medical groups focused on the mission of reimagining how healthcare is delivered. For more information, visit emcarahealth.com.

About Adventist Health

Adventist Health is a faith-based nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii, as well as others throughout the U.S., through its company Blue Zones, a pioneer in obtaining of a systematic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a movement to transform 21st century wellness. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health [email protected] program that provides virtual care for patients at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and centers of joint venture retirement in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: to live God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American health care experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.

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