MEDFORD, Mass. & COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Innovive Health, a data-driven home health care agency serving complex behavioral health patients, today announced that it is expanding its groundbreaking behavioral health home care model to Colorado. The expansion comes as the nation’s health care system is facing a growing patient population with behavioral health needs and unprecedented staffing and economic pressures in the wake of the pandemic. Building on the agency’s growing operations in Massachusetts, which currently cares for more than 20,000 patient visits each week across the state, Innovive Health has acquired a license to operate in Colorado.
“Nationally, there has never been a time when the need for mental health services in home or community settings have been more paramount. This expansion to Colorado not only helps meet this growing need, but also validates our innovative care model,” said Joseph McDonough, Founder and CEO of Innovive Health. “Our dedicated team of caregivers is proud to bring our model of care to Colorado and to care for patients where they need it most – in the safety of their homes and not in the emergency department."
Operating out of Colorado Springs, Innovive Health already has a small staff of nurses on board who have begun seeing patients. Innovive Health’s unique home health model focuses on patients who have multiple medical comorbidities with complicating behavioral illness, treating and educating patients on their holistic well-being. With a deep understanding of the dynamics of the evolving data-driven healthcare market along with a proven track record of adopting new technologies – such as a cloud-based infrastructure and a fully integrated EMR – Innovive Health is well positioned to rapidly scale its services in new markets such as Colorado.
“We are pleased to start operations in Colorado, which has demonstrated the state’s dedication to increasing access to care for behavioral health patients by earmarking $547 million to behavioral health projects for Coloradans,” said Nicholas D’Addabbo, Vice President of Strategy of Innovive Health. “With over 82,000 outpatient behavioral health visits in Colorado Springs in 2019 and more than 18 percent of Colorado Springs adults reporting having experienced a behavioral health disorder in the last year, increasing access to home and community-based supports for patients with comorbid behavioral and physical illness is imperative.”
Since its inception in 2004, Innovive Health has played a vital role as the hub for a complex care team – coordinating with a multitude of specialists and providers across the continuum of care. For nearly two decades, the innovative home healthcare agency has built a strong clinical and operations team while establishing and expanding the company’s partnerships with healthcare organizations and world-class technology companies to fundamentally change the way care is delivered to this population. Innovive Health provides skilled nursing services in the home with specialty programs to assist in the overall treatment and management of comorbid disease processes.
“Based on our track record serving some of Massachusetts most vulnerable behavioral health patients, I’ve seen how home healthcare can remove the social barriers to continuing care and reduce unnecessary utilization of high-cost ED and hospital visits,” added McDonough. “Our complex behavioral health patients have at least one severe mental health diagnosis with an average of 10-12 medical comorbidities – they also take up to 10-15 medications and often live in communities with less access to care. Given our experience with this patient population, we are well positioned to have an immediate impact in treating similar patients in Colorado, which will help deliver better patient outcomes while taking pressure off the healthcare system.”
To learn more about Innovive Health or to make a referral, please visit https://innovivehealth.com.
About Innovive Health
With operations in Massachusetts and Colorado, Innovive Health is one of the nation’s fastest growing home healthcare agencies focused on serving complex behavioral health patients. Innovive Health has been delivering strong clinical outcomes for nearly two decades and is transforming healthcare through an innovative model of patient-centered, data driven, full-service home care. The agency provides high quality nursing and services to some of the nation’s most vulnerable and underserved populations in the safety and comfort of their homes and communities. For more information, visit https://innovivehealth.com.