Huntington Beach, CA, March 21, 2019 – Landmark Health (“Landmark”), an industry leader of in-home medical care, has reached a new milestone with 30,000 actively enrolled patients in its program. The company, founded in 2014, has performed more than 380,000 house call visits to complex patients living with multiple chronic conditions nationally.
“It’s amazing and humbling to see the growth and impact Landmark has made since we started just four years ago,” stated Dr. Michael Le, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder at Landmark.
“Through house calls, we’re able to care for patients in place but also share deep insights on health and social issues with patients’ care networks, heightening collaboration among community providers. This transformation in care and coordination is improving the quality of lives in our communities.”
The company’s latest milestone occurred in the Kansas City, MO area when Joe Spurlock, M.D. made a first house call visit on a patient who agreed to enroll in the Landmark program with her adult daughter by her side. “As a daughter and a caregiver, I’m often challenged to make the best decisions for my mother’s health care, in part because I live multiple states away,” noted Shawn C., Landmark patient’s daughter. “I’m optimistic that having access to the Landmark team, will not only help my mother but also give me peace of mind.”
Dr. Joe Spurlock is Landmark’s Regional Medical Director for Kansas/Missouri and is board certified in family medicine as well as hospice and palliative care. He brings this expertise to patients in their homes because he believes in the Landmark model. “Landmark is pioneering the way we need to care for chronic, advanced disease state patients,” noted Dr. Spurlock. “I love this job because it puts the Landmark provider into the homes of our patients where we can see and solve the root causes of what is most limiting the patient’s success in achieving medical stability.”
Landmark’s doctors and advanced practice providers are supported by a care team that includes behavioral health specialists, social workers, pharmacists, nurse care managers and dietitians. Through this comprehensive approach we are driving meaningful results for Landmark’s complex patients nationally, including a 28 percent decrease in hospitalizations and a 53 percent reduction in mortality.
Landmark Health and its affiliated medical groups (Landmark) partner with health plans and delivery systems to bring patient-centric, in-home care to complex and chronically ill populations. The company bears risk for more than 90,000 lives across 13 states. Landmark is available 24/7 to patients and their families. Its value-based model relies on fully-employed, local multidisciplinary care teams to help drive long-term outcomes for patients by bringing medical, behavioral, social and palliative care to individuals, where they reside and when they need it. Landmark is bringing back the house call. Learn more at www.landmarkhealth.org.
 For Landmark patients in the first six months of engagement compared to the trend in utilization for statistically matched non-engaged patients. Chu, Lihao. A House-Call program that reduces unnecessary variation in utilization and spending among patients with poly chronic conditions. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, June 25 2018, Seattle, WA. Unpublished conference paper. Landmark Health, LLC, Huntington Beach, 2018. Print.