Leader in whole-health solutions for post-acute care facilities expands services with in-home patient care innovator
CHARLOTTE, NC (Nov. 10, 2020) – Eventus WholeHealth (“Eventus” or the “Company”), a private equity-backed full-service, physician-led provider of interdisciplinary healthcare to individuals residing in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, announced today that it has acquired Doctors Making Housecalls (“DMHC”), a pioneer in home-based primary care that makes more than 160,000 housecalls to patients each year.
The merged multispecialty group practice will have a total of over 550 clinicians and employees providing integrated primary care, specialty care, and behavioral health services to more than 27,500 patients in long-term care facilities as well as those still living at home, and will be the largest healthcare provider to senior residents living in assisted living facilities in North Carolina.
“Doctors Making Housecalls has created a model of care that is proactive, patient-centered and prevention-oriented and, for the elderly and more high-risk patient populations, this helps reduce costly hospitalizations and burden on the healthcare system,” Eventus’ CEO Grace Terrell, MD said. “By joining two successful organizations, we will create one company better prepared to meet the increasing needs of our medically vulnerable patients no matter where they reside.”
Established in 2002 by husband and wife team Alan Kronhaus, MD and Shohreh Taavoni, MD, DMHC has grown from a two-physician practice to a multispecialty group of 130 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in North Carolina. DMHC is responsible for pioneering the idea of taking medical care to where the patients live. The model improves the quality of care and reduces costs by practicing “proactive primary care” by visiting patients often and in-depth to diagnose and treat problems before they become medical crises.
Dr. Kronhaus, CEO of DMHC, said “The combination of DMHC and Eventus helps accomplish our vision of creating a practice model that is geographically dispersed and centrally managed that can serve a much larger geographic area and patient population. It will enable us to provide better care at a lower cost to a much greater number of people who need and appreciate our help. We embrace this next step in the evolution of this vision, and look forward to being a part of Eventus.
“We are excited to welcome DHMC to the Eventus platform, and by extension, the Enhanced Healthcare Partners’ portfolio,” said Matthew Thompson, Partner at EHP. “This is a bold step that reflects our ongoing commitment to Eventus’ strategic growth and development plans.”
The combined entities will begin joint operations as Eventus WholeHealth immediately; Dr. Kronhaus will join the Eventus board, and Dr. Taavoni will continue in a key leadership role in the merged business by mentoring and educating the next generation of home-visit clinicians.
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About Eventus WholeHealth
Eventus WholeHealth, private equity-backed by Enhanced Healthcare Partners, was founded in 2014 to provide physician-led healthcare services for residents and patients of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. With our highly-trained team of primary care physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychotherapists, podiatrists, and support staff, our comprehensive, evidence-based model provides collaborative interdisciplinary care with the seamless and vital integration of a wide range of specialties. Our holistic approach ensures better outcomes for the most medically vulnerable patients and has enabled our growth into five states and 625 long-term care facilities in the Southeast and Midwest. For more information, please visit www.eventuswholehealth.com.
About Doctors Making Housecalls
Doctors Making Housecalls is a multi-specialty group of 130 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners making 160,000 visits a year to homes, assisted living communities and businesses throughout North Carolina. DMHC is one of only 15 practices nationwide selected to participate in Medicare’s groundbreaking Independence at Home Demonstration Project. With a special expertise in improving the quality of care for high-risk patients, DMHC provides a model of care based on being proactive, patient-centered and prevention-oriented to transform reactive, crisis-oriented care into proactive, preventive medicine. For more information, please visit: doctorsmakinghousecalls.com.
MiddleM Creative (on behalf of Eventus WholeHealth)