First-of-its-kind program for post-graduate training in value-based care
Oak Street Health, Inc. (NYSE: OSH, or the “Company”), a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, today announced the launch of its new graduate nurse practitioner (NP) training program to provide the necessary skills, support and education required to become a highly confident and competent clinician for older adults. In collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN), a nationally recognized leader in NP education, the NP Fellowship in Adult Primary Care is a 12-month paid training program for the inaugural cohort of eight fellows across Oak Street Health centers in Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Texas.
“Oak Street Health is committed to providing high-quality primary care and an unmatched patient experience, and that begins with our exceptional team of providers,” said Dr. Julie Silverstein, Chief Medical Officer, Care Delivery of Oak Street Health. “We are proud to be a leader by developing this unique NP Fellowship, and thrilled to officially launch our inaugural program to develop skilled, competent clinicians for our value-based care model.”
Fellows will spend time building their own patient panel, learning from a multitude of preceptors, and engaging in Oak Street Health-specific content that aims to build on graduate training. The robust curriculum, which covers topics such as value-based care, chronic disease management, working and leading interprofessional teams and professional development, will enable them to become successful clinicians within the unique Oak Street Health care model.
“We are excited to begin our fellowship program with eight talented individuals across the country who will develop into highly-skilled NPs that will make a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve,” said Jean Reidy, NP and Senior Medical Director of Advanced Practice Providers. “This is a unique and meaningful opportunity for NPs to have rigorous and comprehensive training after graduation, ultimately leading to more autonomous and effective providers.”
Oak Street Health delivers personalized, preventive primary care through a model that was created to meet the unique needs of older adults. The Company has reduced patient hospital admissions by approximately 51% compared to Medicare benchmarks, and driven a 42% reduction in 30-day readmission rates and a 51% reduction in emergency department visits, all while maintaining a Net Promoter Score of 90 across patients. Oak Street Health is dedicated to making a positive impact in the areas it serves by hiring employees from local neighborhoods and investing resources to support its communities.
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About Oak Street Health
Founded in 2012, Oak Street Health is a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare. With a mission of rebuilding healthcare as it should be, the Company operates an innovative healthcare model focused on quality of care over volume of services, and assumes the full financial risk of its patients. Oak Street Health currently operates more than 150 centers across 20 states and is the only primary care provider to carry the AARP name. The Company is a winner of Energage's 2022 Top Workplaces USA award, was recognized by Inc. on its inaugural Best-Led Companies of 2021 list and was honored as a recipient of the 2021 Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program by the American Medical Association. To learn more about Oak Street Health’s proven approach to care, visit oakstreethealth.com or read its Social Impact Report.