Trinity Health and Strive Health Launch Kidney Care Collaboration Through Loyola Physician Partners

Denver–(business telegram)–Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit Catholic health systems, and Denver-based Strive Health, the national leader in value-based kidney care, have entered into a collaborative effort to provide high-quality, whole-person announced the care of Loyola Physician Partners patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).

Loyola Physician Partners is a clinically integrated regional network formed by Trinity Health member Loyola Medicine. Loyola Medicine is a nationally ranked academic, quaternary care system located in the western suburbs of Chicago. The three-hospital system includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, McNeil Hospital, and a team of primary care and specialty care physicians at more than 15 Chicago-area locations; and a large ambulatory network of clinics providing primary and specialty care. Strive Health will work closely with Loyola Physician Partners to pilot specialized population health programs and capabilities to serve CKD and ESKD patients in the Greater Chicago area. The pilot program aims to provide a new clinical care model that helps patients slow disease progression and preserve their kidney function for as long as possible.

The CDC estimates that kidney disease affects 37 million adults in the United States, including more than 38% who are over the age of 65. Kidney disease drives $410 billion in unmanaged annual medical expenditures, demonstrating the need for earlier intervention and specialized care coordination.

“The Strive team is honored to have the opportunity to work with Loyola Physician Partners patients and physicians to begin our kidney care journey with Trinity Health,” said Chris Riopel, co-founder and CEO of Strive Health.

For decades, kidney care has focused almost entirely on end-stage kidney disease, when a patient’s options are usually limited to dialysis or transplant. Using predictive analytics and machine learning, Strive’s technology can aggregate data from a variety of sources to obtain a holistic view of the patient experience. Then Strive’s Kidney Heroes™ interdisciplinary clinical care team, comprised of nurse practitioners, dieticians, pharmacists, care coordinators and licensed clinical social workers, uses that information to better predict patients’ risk of hospitalization or progression of their disease. do to gain understanding. Team members serve as an extension of the patient’s physician, helping to manage both kidney disease and co-morbid conditions, such as diabetes, that can affect the patient’s overall health. This results in fewer hospitalizations, fewer readmissions, lower costs, and better outcomes.

“Loyola Physician Partners is proud to add specialized kidney care services to our population health programming to improve outcomes for our patients as well as provide additional support to our providers,” said Keith Veselik, MD, vice president and chief said the medical officer. Population Health in Loyola Medicine.

About Strive Health

Strive Health is the nation’s leader in value-based kidney care and the partner of choice for innovative healthcare payers and providers. Using a unique combination of high-touch care teams, predictive analytics, advanced technology, and seamless integration with local providers, Strive creates an integrated care delivery system that spans the entire patient journey from chronic kidney disease to end-stage kidney disease. supports. Partner with commercial and Medicare Advantage payers, Medicare, health systems and physicians through flexible cost-based payment arrangements, including risk-based programs. Strive’s case management and population health programs are accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and its technology platform, CareMultiplier™, is HITRUST certified. visit for more information TwitterLinkedIn or, or email [email protected]

About Loyola Physician Partners

Loyola Physician Partners is a physician-led clinically integrated regional network that allows participants to collaborate to improve health outcomes through continuous care coordination, continuous quality improvement and the appropriate use of resources . This collaboration allows our more than 2,000 primary care physicians and specialists, both employed and independent, to respond to the new health care model by working together on what is referred to as the triple objective: better care, better quality, and less care. overall cost. Together, we form a network that includes a major academic medical center, community hospitals, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and community agencies.

About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a nationally academic, quaternary care system located in the western suburbs of Chicago. The three-hospital system includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, McNeil Hospital as well as convenient locations in Cook, Will and DuPage counties providing primary care, specialty care and urgent care services from more than 1,500 physicians. Loyola Maywood has a 547-licensed-bed hospital with William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart and Vascular Medicine, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Illinois’ largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke. Center and Children’s Hospital. Having provided compassionate care for more than 50 years, Loyola University also trains the next generation of caregivers through its academic affiliation with the University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Established in 1961, Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park that houses the Jud A. Weinberg Emergency Department, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care and Research Facility in Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer. hub. McNeil Berwyn has a 374-licensed-bed teaching hospital with advanced medical, surgical and psychiatric services, acute rehabilitation, an inpatient skilled nursing facility and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics.

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About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest non-profit, Catholic health care systems in the country. It is a family of 123,000 associates and approximately 27,000 physicians and therapists caring for diverse communities in 26 states. Nationally recognized for care and experience, Trinity Health System includes 88 hospitals, 135 continuing care locations, the second largest PACE program in the nation, 136 urgent care locations and many other health and wellness services. Based in Livonia, Michigan, it has annual operating revenue of $21.5 billion, of which $1.4 billion is returned to its communities in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs.

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