March 15, 2023 – Mercy and Maribel Health are designing the future of hospital-level care in the comfort of a patient’s home. The two organizations have signed a multi-year agreement to co-develop advanced care at-home programs, including Mercy Hospital @ Home.
The program is designed to cover every aspect of clinically appropriate care, mirroring what is provided in the hospital, but instead providing it at home where patients can recover more comfortably. A dedicated team of acute care-level doctors and nurses will oversee patients through a combination of in-person and virtual visits. Patients will receive monitoring equipment, medication, therapy and other services as needed.
Mercy plans to initiate the program in the St. Louis region this summer and eventually expand across the states it serves. Medicare patients who fit certain criteria will opt in to receive their care at home rather than being admitted to a hospital unit. Care coordinators will work with patients and their families to ensure necessary support is available, depending on the patient’s individual needs.
Maribel Health, a turnkey partner for health systems looking to design, build and operate a full continuum of advanced home and community services, brings operating expertise and novel technology to help hospitals sustainably expand capacity through advanced clinical care capabilities in the home and community. Its mission is to make home the center of the health system so that all patients have access to high-quality, reliable and compassionate care in the comfort of their own home.
Launched in late 2021 as a General Catalyst’s “hatch,” Maribel provides clinical workflows, operating capacity, training, automation and technology to enable clinical teams to reliably deliver high-quality care outside the walls of a hospital or clinic.