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Landmark Health's Regional Medical Director Awarded Martin L. Block Award

Landmark Health Regional Medical Director, Dr. John Broderick, was recently honored in a ceremony held in Nashville, TN on March 21, 2016, where he was presented the Martin L. Block Award. This national award was created to honor Dr. Martin L. Block, who dedicated his life to improving the quality of healthcare through clinical innovation and excellence. Dr. Broderick was nominated for the award by the community health plan, CDPHP, a current client of Landmark Health’s Albany, NY Market. I was thrilled to be nominated for, and win the Martin L. Block award at the 10th Annual RISE Summit,” said Broderick.


The doctor is in

If it’s true that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” then consider David Harris living proof.

Harris, who lives in Metzger, has been in the emergency room more times than he can count.

In 2015, Harris went in to manage his lung problems, his heart problems. He went in after taking a bad fall. He went in to handle general pain maintenance and to get prescriptions refilled. He went in often.

But Harris hasn’t been to the emergency room at all since last July.

“My life has changed for the better,” he said.


Teaming Up to Transform Care in the Safety Net

With a knock on the front door of a home in suburban San Bernardino, Dr. Michael Le and two nurse practitioners from Landmark Health recently launched an important initiative to improve care of complex, chronically ill patients. Waiting inside was their first California patient, a fragile 61-year-old woman with congestive heart failure who in three anxious years has endured a heart attack, cardiac surgery, multiple strokes, and bouts of depression. The knock on the door was a gift to that patient — and a valuable opportunity to road-test a new model of care for enrollees in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, and California’s dual eligible program, known as Cal MediConnect.


Medical house calls are catching on in Portland

With a confluence of problematic medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, asthma and high blood pressure that make it difficult for her to stand without passing out, the 70-year-old Portland woman requires an ambulance every time she has to go to the emergency room. And that’s not only costly, it’s time-consuming, she said.

But under an in-home health care service run by Landmark Health, the septuagenarian has dramatically reduced her emergency room visits and improved her health, she said.


Landmark model featured on AM Buffalo

Linda Pellegrino sits down with Janet Evoniuk, Landmark Clinical Outreach Senior Director, and Dr. Tom Schenk, HealthNow Chief Medical Officer, to learn more about Care At Home, a house call program offered at no incremental cost to qualified HealthNow Medicare Advantage members.