Oak Street Health Reaches Milestone 70th Location With Entry Into New York and Opening of First Walmart Community Clinic
Value-based Primary Healthcare Provider Has Opened Brooklyn Center and First of Three Walmart Supercenter Community Clinics
Oak Street Health (NYSE: OSH), a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, is continuing its nationwide expansion and marking its 70th clinic with the recent opening of the Company’s first center in New York and the first of three planned Community Clinics at Walmart supercenters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“We founded Oak Street Health with a mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be and we are delivering on that mission by bringing our innovative, proven model of high-quality primary care to neighborhoods across the entire country,” said Mike Pykosz, CEO of Oak Street Health. “We are thrilled to open our first New York location, marking our 10th state and milestone 70th center, but we are just getting started. Our team is energized by the opportunity to improve more lives, and we are proud to be a positive addition to new communities.”
The new openings follow the Company’s rapid growth this summer, opening a dozen new centers between August 3 and September 16, including its first centers in Tennessee and Texas. Oak Street Health plans to add additional centers and operate clinics across 11 states by the end of 2020, including its first Mississippi center. With the capital raised in its recent IPO, the Company is accelerating its expansion plans.
The Brooklyn center is located at 455 Sutter Avenue and Oak Street Health is planning for additional growth in New York. The first Walmart Community Clinic is located in the supercenter at 1213 E. Trinity Mills Road in Carrollton, Texas. Oak Street Health will open two additional Walmart Community Clinics in Arlington and Benbrook, Texas, by the end of 2020.
“We care for the most vulnerable patients, the majority having two or more chronic conditions, who live in neighborhoods that lack access to quality primary care,” said Dr. Griffin Myers, Chief Medical Officer of Oak Street Health. “As we continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, high quality primary care for these older adults is more important than ever. Whether through our growing base of Oak Street Health centers or through our collaboration with Walmart, we will continue to care for our patients and we look forward to bringing our healthcare model to even more states and cities in the near future.”
Since its founding in 2012, Oak Street Health has driven an approximately 51 percent reduction in patient hospital admissions compared to Medicare benchmarks, 42 percent reduction in 30-day readmission rates and a 51 percent reduction in emergency department visits, all while maintaining a Net Promoter Score of 90 across patients. Oak Street Health will accept multiple health plans at all locations, including traditional Medicare.
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Two men died of COVID-19 Saturday, according to the Joint Information Center, including a man who died the same day he was admitted to the hospital. They are the island’s 70th and 71st pandemic deaths.
A man hospitalized Oct. 10 after contracting COVID-19 died Saturday morning, marking the 70th virus-related death on Guam.
According to the Joint Information Center, the patient at Guam Memorial Hospital was 55 years old and had underlying health conditions that were complicated by COVID-19. He was a known positive case and had been admitted to GMH Oct. 10. He died at about 4:50 a.m.
Saturday’s second death was a 67-year-old man with underlying health conditions, according to the JIC. He was admitted Saturday to Guam Regional Medical City and died the same day, at about 2:07 p.m.
Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero gave condolences to the families of both men.
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“Scripture tells us that those who mourn will be comforted. As we join in sorrow with the families and friends who have lost so much to this virus, we must also do all that we can so no more of our fellow brothers and sisters suffer the same fate.”
The governor said: “You have heard it time and time again — wear your masks, social distance, and stay home.”
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Typically, those who need hospital care will be admitted eight days after they are first exposed, Cabrera said.
“Thankfully, most people do recover after being admitted to the hospital, but some don’t,” Cabrera said at the Oct. 15 press conference. “And they require to be put on a breathing machine, or a ventilator, and that can typically happen on Day 14 from the first day they were exposed.”
On average, people who die from COVID-19 complications die 17 days after exposure, Cabrera said.
One of two trajectory models Cabrera presented Oct. 15 projected that, by this time, there would be over 70 people hospitalized, if nothing changed. As of Saturday afternoon, there were 78 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, according to the Department of Public Health and Social Services.
This month has seen 22 COVID-19-related deaths thus far, or 30% of the total deaths to the virus.
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- Oct. 3: A 90-year-old female with underlying health conditions died at GMH. She was pronounced dead on arrival and was a known positive case
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