Direct major care supplier Everside Well being and employer well being supplier Marathon Well being are merging to supply major care with choices for sufferers, staff and union-sponsored shoppers using a value-based care mannequin.
Everside works with employers and unions to supply healthcare on to their staff with out an insurer intermediary. It contains well being facilities and digital care and presents major care, continual situation administration, psychological well being companies, pressing care, occupational well being and care coordination.
Marathon Well being is an employer-sponsored major care firm that gives onsite care companies the place staff work and 24/7 digital care companies. The corporate additionally presents care navigation sources and a complete care group.
The mixed entity, which is able to work underneath the Marathon Well being model title, stated it might provide its 630 shoppers major care, occupational well being, psychological well being, pharmacy and musculoskeletal companies. It stated it’ll attain 2.5 million sufferers throughout 680 well being facilities in 41 states and just about in all 50 states.
Marathon Well being’s CEO, Dr. Jeff Wells, and govt chairman, Ben Evans, will proceed of their current roles.
Everside Well being’s CEO Chris Miller is leaving the corporate however will stay a shareholder of the mixed enterprise.
The merger will likely be accomplished throughout the subsequent 12 months, and current shareholders Basic Atlantic, New Enterprise Associates and Oak HC/FT will assist the mixed entity.
“The merger of Marathon Well being and Everside Well being will create a stronger mixed group even higher outfitted to construct a major care mannequin designed with affected person expertise and outcomes in thoughts,” Wells stated in a press release.
“Alongside my incredible colleagues, I’m honored to guide the newly merged Marathon Well being as a result of our mission to allow hundreds of thousands of individuals to reside their healthiest lives has by no means been extra crucial. Our monitor document displays our success in gaining the belief and loyalty of our shoppers, sufferers, and communities nationwide.”
THE LARGER TREND
In 2022, Everside scored $164 million in development fairness funding.
The direct major care firm has made a number of acquisitions, together with its buy of Activate Healthcare in 2019, which provided companies to employers and unions for preventive and first care.
In 2020, Marathon Well being merged with OurHealth, an organization providing employers onsite and near-site well being facilities. Two years later, the corporate “restructured” and reduce 94 jobs or about 6% of its workforce.
Final 12 months, the Indianapolis-based firm acquired Cerner Workforce Well being Options, created by Cerner Corp. With the addition of Cerner WHS shoppers, members, care groups and associates, Marathon expanded its value-based care inhabitants well being administration footprint in 15 states.
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