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In-home acute care provider DispatchHealth has secured another pivotal partnership — with Chicago’s Rush University System for Health. Starting next week, Rush patients will be able to access in-home care from DispatchHealth to treat common to complex injuries and illnesses in their homes.

“As we have navigated the ongoing global pandemic for the past 18-plus months, it has become clear that patients’ expectations for how care is delivered are rapidly evolving,” Rush University System for Health CEO Ranga Krishnan, M.D.,said. “Our partnership with DispatchHealth will meet these needs while reducing preventable hospital readmissions, and it will ensure that following the in-home medical care patients are connected with a primary care physician or specialist.”

Denver-based DispatchHealth is among a growing number of in-home medical providers partnering with hospitals and insurance plans to expand care into the home. In a statement, DispatchHealth CEO Mark Prather, M.D., said the company’s care model has saved between $1,000 and $1,700 per acute care visit.

Rush University Systems for Health serves the Chicago metropolitan area. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as one of the top 20 research hospitals in the country.

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