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Matrix Medical Network and Tyson Foods Continue Partnership to Keep Workplace Safety a Priority

Matrix Medical Network and Tyson Foods Continue Partnership to Keep Workplace Safety a Priority

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 5, 2021 — Tyson Foods recently announced that to protect team members, their families and their communities, the company will require its team members at U.S. office locations to be fully vaccinated by October 1, 2021. All other team members are required to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021, subject to ongoing discussions with locations represented by unions. This action makes Tyson Foods the largest U.S. food company to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its entire workforce. Almost half of Tyson Foods’ U.S. workforce has been vaccinated and coronavirus infection rates among team members remain low.

“Tyson Foods and Matrix Clinical Solutions have worked together since the beginning of this pandemic to develop and implement strategies to mitigate the risk of the virus to Tyson employees and their families, as well as the communities where they live and work,” said Matrix Chief Medical Officer and Group President, Daniel Castillo, M.D., M.B.A. “Matrix clinicians and Tyson team members have worked hand-in-hand to implement a broad array of workplace safety measures at Tyson, and we now feel the rising number of new cases across the U.S. warrants advanced clinical strategies – including requiring vaccinations.”

Matrix Clinical Solutions, a Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) business, has partnered with Tyson Foods since the beginning of the pandemic to ensure workplace health and safety. Matrix has a network of 5,000 clinicians and a fleet of Mobile Health Clinics that are being used to assist Tyson with a range of services including:

  • COVID-19 vaccine procurement, cold-chain management, and administration
  • On-site clinical assessments, education, and counseling
  • Care coordination, navigation, and follow-up
  • COVID-19 testing and support

A memo to team members from Tyson Foods President & CEO Donnie King can be found here.

Since February, Tyson Foods has hosted more than 100 vaccination events for team members across the country and more than 56,000 U.S. team members have been vaccinated so far. Additional onsite vaccination events will be scheduled, and the company will continue to collaborate with local health departments and healthcare providers to make the vaccine more accessible.

 

About Matrix Clinical Solutions

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

With a team of physicians and worksite medical advisors, Matrix Clinical Solutions – Employee Health helps America’s workers stay healthy while maintaining businesses’ productivity and continuity by designing tailored workplace health solutions. In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, Matrix developed a safety verified certification program to help businesses and organizations assess, address, verify, and monitor workplace safety to help individuals return safely and confidently to work.

For more information, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-solutions/.

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.


Matrix Clinical Care Expands In-Home Services with New Testing and Diagnostic Capabilities

Matrix Clinical Care Expands In-Home Services with New Testing and Diagnostic Capabilities

Fully Integrated Lab Provides Tests and Screenings to Expedite Care

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 20, 2021 — Matrix Clinical Care, a Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) company, today announced an expanded set of in-home testing and diagnostic capabilities to meet increasing demand for in-home healthcare. Through the strategic acquisition of a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited lab in 2020, Matrix expanded its suite of fully integrated in-home testing solutions. Matrix will partner with payors to extend the diagnostic screening capabilities available to their members, allowing Matrix clinicians to provide better real-time education and care to patients.

For more than 20 years, Matrix has been meeting patients where they live to assess their health, provide care and counsel, and perform preventative tests. Matrix has worked with millions of individuals to assess and manage health risks through a national network of approximately 5,000 clinicians and tests such as A1C and colorectal cancer screenings. Equipping Matrix clinicians with new testing and diagnostic capabilities like Lead testing for pediatric patients and Diabetic Retinopathy Exams will allow them to provide better education and patient care.

“The pandemic taught us many lessons and reinforced the benefits of in-home care and the importance of not delaying preventative health screenings and visits. This, combined with the growing number of Americans living with chronic conditions, led to Matrix expanding our capabilities to help patients where they live,” said Matrix Clinical Care Chief Medical Officer Ryan Heyborne, MD, MBA, FACEP. “We visit more than 3,500 patients in-home every day, many of whom are living with chronic or co-morbid conditions, have anxiety about going to a medical facility, or need preventative care. We look forward to being able to better help them with integrated lab services and expert clinicians.”

Matrix Clinical Labs provides a broad range of extensive testing options to health plans, provider groups, and health systems that support early detection and preventative care, HEDIS[i] and STARs[ii] gap closure, and patient education. Lab solutions and services include: 

  • Customizable testing programs, including at-home test capabilities and point-of-care testing
  • State-of-the-art technology including instruments, data, and analytics
  • Diagnostic capabilities that include clinical chemistry and immunoassays, molecular and genomic assays, hematology, and coagulation
  • Integrated results reporting with real-time access
  • Research and development from leaders with expertise on the development of diagnostic algorithms that drive improved patient outcomes
  • Real-time support through an online portal and live customer excellence center

“I have been a nurse practitioner for more than 23 years and find that many patients are much more comfortable receiving care and talking about their health in their own home. By conducting screenings and tests in-home we have more opportunities to provide valuable patient education and improve patient outcomes. We identify safety concerns, medication errors, new symptoms, undertreated chronic diseases, and social determinants of health. We then provide care based on short- and long-term needs to make an immediate difference in the patient’s quality of life,” said Matrix Clinical Care Clinician Kelly Skovira, DNP. “Having an in-house lab gives us diagnostic experts to call on in real-time and no transfer of patient information outside of Matrix. Additional screening capabilities will lead to better preventative care and diagnoses for many that would have otherwise gone undiagnosed and untreated.”

 

About Matrix Clinical Care

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix Clinical Care provides in-home, on-site, and telehealth comprehensive assessments to evaluate health plan members’ health and risk factors, and identify chronic conditions, quality care gaps, and Social Determinant of Health barriers that may otherwise go unnoticed or undiagnosed. Matrix clinicians help members manage their risk factors, enjoy a better quality of care, and experience better health outcomes. Matrix has performed approximately five million member visits since 2011.

For more information, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-care/

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.

 

[i] HEDIS stands for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. HEDIS is a comprehensive set of standardized performance measures designed to provide purchasers and consumers with the information they need for reliable comparison of health plan performance.

[ii] The Medicare Star Rating System measure the performance of Medicare Advantage and Part D plan by assessing their performance in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, plan responsiveness and care, member complaints, and customer service.

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Matrix Clinical Solutions Launches Comprehensive Worksite Health Solution Aimed at Meeting Employees Wherever They Are

Matrix Clinical Solutions Launches Comprehensive Worksite Health Solution Aimed at Meeting Employees Wherever They Are

Holistic Care Program Brings Together Primary, Preventative, Urgent, and Occupational Care with Support from a Fully Integrated Laboratory

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 1, 2021 — Matrix Clinical Solutions, a Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) company, today launched Matrix Worksite Health, a flexible clinical care model designed to meet the specific needs of employers. The adaptive care model allows for rapid deployment and ability to scale clinical support to meet immediate and long-term care needs via on-site support, virtual visits, and Mobile Health Clinics. The all-in-one approach to healthcare brings together primary, preventative, urgent, and occupational care with support from a fully integrated laboratory. For more than 20 years, Matrix has worked with millions of individuals to assess and manage health risks through a national network of approximately 5,000 clinicians with a focus on underserved and difficult-to-reach populations.

“In the last year, Matrix established more than 200 clinics and deployed clinicians across the country to assist employers in keeping their workforce healthy and maintaining business continuity amidst the pandemic. As a result of that experience, we are thrilled to introduce the next generation Matrix Worksite Health offering,” said Matrix Clinical Solutions Chief Medical Officer Daniel Meltzer, MD, MPH, FACEP. “We understand that every worksite and workforce is different, and we collaborate with our partners to identify the types of clinical services which will best serve their needs. Throughout the process Matrix provides strategic guidance, operational development, health services implementation, as well as system integration and tailored employee communications.”

Matrix Worksite Health helps companies to:

  1. Optimize health services for employees with an all-in-one approach to healthcare that brings together primary, preventive, urgent, and occupational care
  2. Improve engagement to drive increased employee satisfaction and better health outcomes
  3. Accelerate return on investment with Mobile Health Clinics providing rapid support at a fraction of the cost of brick-and-mortar clinics
  4. Tailor clinical solutions to meet their needs with flexible mobile, virtual, and on-site care options

To learn more about Worksite Health, visit: https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/worksite-health/.

 

About Matrix Clinical Solutions

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

With a team of physicians and worksite medical advisors, Matrix Clinical Solutions – Employee Health helps America’s workers stay healthy while maintaining businesses’ productivity and continuity by designing tailored workplace health solutions. Matrix Worksite Health is a flexible clinical care model designed to meet the specific needs of employers. The adaptive care model allows for rapid deployment and ability to scale clinical support to meet immediate and long-term care needs via on-site support, virtual visits, and Mobile Health Clinics. The all-in-one approach to healthcare brings together primary, preventative, urgent, and occupational care with support from a fully integrated laboratory.

In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, in 2020 Matrix developed a safety verified certification program to help businesses and organizations assess, address, verify, and monitor workplace safety to help individuals return safely and confidently to work.

For more information, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-solutions/.

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.


Matrix Medical Network Appoints Catherine J. Tabaka as Chief Operating Officer

Matrix Medical Network Appoints Catherine J. Tabaka as Chief Operating Officer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 30, 2021 — Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) today announced the appointment of Catherine J. Tabaka as Chief Operating Officer. For more than 20 years, Matrix has met individuals where they live and work to assess health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that empower them to better manage their own health. Early in 2021 Matrix announced the evolution of its business into four distinct lines of business: Matrix Clinical Care, Matrix Clinical Solutions, Matrix Clinical Trials, and Matrix Clinical Labs. Catherine will drive operational excellence across all four lines of business in close partnership with the executive leadership team.

Matrix has a heritage in clinical assessment and care management services and in the last year has added three new business lines focused on decentralized clinical trials, employee health and wellness, and integrated laboratory services. Catherine brings more than 25 years of experience to the organization, with a strong focus on commercial excellence, portfolio and operations rationalization, and change management.

Catherine joins Matrix from Sodexo Healthcare, where she served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for their largest business unit worldwide. Prior to joining Sodexo, Catherine held multiple leadership positions with Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. and at General Electric Corporation, where she spent two decades in roles of increasing responsibility and scope in both the financial services and healthcare divisions.

“Matrix was able to pivot quickly in the pandemic, identifying healthcare needs and deploying our approximately 5,000 expert clinicians and state-of-the-art Mobile Health Clinics to solve for healthcare needs,” said Matrix Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Keith Henthorne. “Catherine’s expertise will help us to adapt our new business model as a healthcare company and care ecosystem, with a focus on identifying a clear path for sustainable profitable growth as we head into a new normal.”

“This is such an exciting time to join Matrix and help progress the business to its next level of operational, commercial, and financial performance,” said Matrix Chief Operating Officer, Catherine J. Tabaka. “I look forward to working with the talented Matrix teams that successfully pivoted the organization in the midst of a pandemic when many businesses struggled to adapt. Together we will identify how best to optimize, grow, and sustain a diversified portfolio of offerings, all while continuing to provide expert care to all of the individuals we serve.”

 

About Matrix Medical Network

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix, in partnership with its expert clinical advisory panel, offers customizable solutions across four distinct lines of business via in-home visits, telehealth, on-site support at medical facilities and businesses, and Mobile Health Clinics:

  • Matrix Clinical Care helps seniors and other at-risk individuals enjoy a better quality of care, experience better health outcomes, and identify chronic conditions that may otherwise go undiagnosed.
  • Matrix Clinical Solutions helps keep workers healthy and businesses run productively by designing tailored workplace safety health solutions. Matrix also offers a safety verified certification program developed in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Matrix Clinical Trials provides rapid and scalable decentralized trial solutions to reach broad and diverse trial participant populations and improve the patient experience. Matrix adheres to the highest standards in quality, compliance, and data collection to accelerate trial completion timelines and support trial partners.
  • Matrix Clinical Labs is a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory that provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services and clinical testing support.

For more information, visit www.matrixmedicalnetwork.com.

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.


Matrix Medical Network Appoints Dawn Carter as President, Matrix Clinical Solutions - Employee Health

Matrix Medical Network Appoints Dawn Carter as President, Matrix Clinical Solutions - Employee Health

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 10, 2021 — Matrix Clinical Solutions, a Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) business, today announced the appointment of Dawn Carter as President of the Employee Health business unit. With a team of physicians and worksite medical advisors, Matrix Clinical Solutions – Employee Health helps keep workers healthy and businesses run productively by designing tailored workplace health and wellness solutions. Dawn will focus on providing robust and scalable employee health and wellness services to employees based on the unique needs of specific employers.

Dawn brings more than 20 years of experience in health and wellness to Matrix. Dawn joins Matrix from Concentra, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Onsite Business, responsible for growth and strategic leadership.  Prior to joining Concentra, Dawn led various business expansion and operational efforts at Medstaff.

“Matrix Clinical Solutions – Employee Health was established at the beginning of the pandemic to help some of America’s leading companies return to and keep employees safe at work. Dawn’s expertise will help us to continue to support employers as they determine how to best provide health and wellness services to their employees as we embark on a new and forever changed normal,” said Matrix Chief Medical Officer and Group President, Daniel Castillo, M.D., M.B.A. “Her successful track record in helping build organizations and provide high quality on-site customer and patient experiences will be invaluable to Matrix and our employer partners.”

“I am excited to join Matrix at this pivotal time in the company’s journey,” said Matrix Clinical Solutions – Employee Health President, Dawn Carter. “I look forward to working with this talented team and, together, bringing innovative health and wellness solutions to employers and their employees across the country through on-site and remote solutions tailored to their needs.”

 

About Matrix Clinical Solutions

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix Clinical Solutions helps America’s workers stay healthy while maintaining businesses’ productivity and continuity by designing custom workplace health solutions including testing, tracing, and return to work services. In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, Matrix developed a safety verified certification program to help businesses and organizations assess, address, verify, and monitor workplace safety to help individuals return safely and confidently to work. For more information, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-solutions/.

 

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.


Triumph Foods Granted Safety Verified Certification Through Matrix Clinical Solutions

Triumph Foods Granted Safety Verified Certification Through Matrix Clinical Solutions

Developed with Cleveland Clinic, certification demonstrates Triumph’s commitment to limit the impact of COVID-19 on its facility

JOSEPH, Mo. and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 2, 2021) – A safety verified certification developed by Matrix Clinical Solutions, a Matrix Medical Network®(Matrix) business, in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, was awarded to pork processor Triumph Foods for its efforts to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The program applies rigorous, comprehensive guidelines to establish and sustain healthy, safe, and productive workplaces. Triumph Foods is the third organization to receive the certification and is the second meat processing company to achieve the distinction.

“This certification is an important step in demonstrating to employees and stakeholders that Triumph Foods has taken the necessary steps to effectively limit the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace,” said Matrix Clinical Solutions Chief Medical Officer Daniel Meltzer, M.D., MPH, FACEP. “Matrix and Triumph have been working together for many months and will continue to monitor, assess, and provide on-site support to ensure continued workplace safety and business continuity.”

“We are honored to achieve this certification, which recognizes the hard work of our team members to stay safe during this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic,” said Triumph Foods Chief Executive Officer Mark Campbell. “Together, we aggressively worked to protect everyone’s health and wellness, and we were able to keep our operations running smoothly at the same time – so we are very proud of this accomplishment.”

An in-depth review of policies, procedures and work environment was conducted by Matrix Clinical Solutions to reach its determination that Triumph Foods follows the key safety standards and guidelines, as advised by its team of clinical experts, governing state regulations and guidelines issued by reputable industry bodies. The Safety Verified Certification assesses people, processes and structure. It includes policies and procedures, as well as all aspects of a workplace or other environments where people gather including density, traffic flow, ventilation and physical proximity to other risks.

The certification program follows a multi-disciplinary approach to safety verification, including:

  • On-site assessments based on the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state regulations
  • Best-in-class protocols based on the well-established clinical and industry expertise of Cleveland Clinic and Matrix
  • Actionable recommendations to address identified health and safety gaps
  • Official safety verification seal following alignment to certification standards
  • Ongoing updates on evolving COVID-19 guidance and regulations

In January 2020, Triumph Foods began a proactive, early planning process that enabled the company to keep its team members safe and healthy from the earliest days of COVID-19. By the time the World Health Organization recognized the novel coronavirus as a pandemic, Triumph Foods had already taken several steps to mandate face coverings and ensure proper distancing and barriers on its production floor. It also added Plexiglass dividers throughout its facility, implemented mandatory temperature taking and hand sanitizing to enter the facility and made on-site testing available to all employees, among many other policies.

Triumph Foods has also offered short-term and long-term leave choices for employees that have needed to take additional extended leave. The company continues to supply free masks, sanitizer, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees and has installed new antivirus air handling technology to ensure a safe workplace. Further, Triumph Foods will continue working with public health authorities and employees to encourage safe practices both in and outside of the facility.

“We are proud that the Matrix team noted numerous times how our documentation and actions clearly showed we had a deliberate planning process that was executed throughout the pandemic,” Campbell said. “We will continue our work in keeping our team members healthy and safe.”

 

About Triumph Foods

Founded in 2006, Triumph Foods is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is one of the largest pork processors in the United States. An outstanding corporate citizen and leading local employer in the Northwest Missouri region, today Triumph Foods employs a workforce of more than 2,800 and remains true to its commitments to its team members, customers, shareholders and communities. For more information, visit triumphfoods.com.

 

About Matrix Clinical Solutions

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix Clinical Solutions helps America’s workers stay healthy while maintaining businesses’ productivity and continuity by designing custom workplace health solutions including testing, tracing, and return to work services. In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, Matrix developed a safety verified certification program to help businesses and organizations assess, address, verify, and monitor workplace safety to help individuals return safely and confidently to work. For more information, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-solutions/.

 

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.


Matrix Clinical Solutions Provides Rapid and Scalable Mobile Vaccine Administration to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Matrix Clinical Solutions Provides Rapid and Scalable Mobile Vaccine Administration to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Matrix Mobile Health Clinics and Expert Clinical Staff Can Meet Individuals Where They Live and Work

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13, 2021 — Matrix Clinical Solutions, a Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) business, has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. As of today, Matrix has held more than 200 vaccine administration events in more than 75 cities across 13 different states. Matrix supports clients across government and trade organizations, and in industries such as food and meat processing, energy, and telecommunications.

In Florida, Matrix is working as an extension of static mass vaccination sites. Mobile Health Clinics and clinical staff are used to strategically increase vaccine access to historically underserved communities. Matrix has brought Mobile Health Clinics on-site to food banks, churches, parks, and other locations in 18 different cities across the state of Florida. To date, more than 35,000 vaccines have been administered at more than 125 sites.

“At Feeding Tampa Bay, we are on a path to end hunger. This means providing both nutritious meals and access to opportunities that lift our neighbors towards health and capability,” said Rhonda Gindlesperger, chief operating officer, Feeding Tampa Bay. “Our community has stepped in to help provide a path of recovery from the many challenges the pandemic brought our way and we’re thankful to offer access to education, screenings and coronavirus vaccines to the individuals and families we serve thanks to the Matrix Clinical Solutions team.”

“Matrix has two decades of experience analyzing social determinants of health and developing strategic healthcare solutions,” said Matrix Medical Network Chief Medical Officer Daniel Castillo, M.D. “In the pandemic we have needed to consider factors like access to transportation, native language, digital literacy, and access to technology to determine how best to reach underserved rural communities. Our clinicians take great pride in providing care where it may not otherwise be available and working in communities where they can speak the languages needed and partner closely with community organizations and leaders to ensure engagement and trust.”

Matrix is uniquely positioned to support vaccine administration with a range of services that can be adapted and quickly deployed to meet partners’ needs by:

  • Activating quickly to support emergent situations and needs
  • Navigating state regulations and supporting the process of securing vaccines
  • Mobilizing expert clinicians on-site for convenient and timely access to vaccines
  • Providing education and multilingual staff to address critical questions and alleviate concerns
  • Managing operations and logistics to ensure seamless vaccination events

If you are interested in learning more about Matrix’s vaccine administration services, visit: https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/vaccine-deployment/.

 About Matrix Clinical Solutions

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix Clinical Solutions helps America’s workers stay healthy while maintaining businesses’ productivity and continuity by designing custom workplace health solutions including testing, tracing, vaccination, and return to work services. In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, Matrix developed a safety verified certification program to help businesses and organizations assess, address, verify, and monitor workplace safety to help individuals return safely and confidently to work.

For more information, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-solutions/.

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.


Matrix Clinical Solutions Partners with ModivCare to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission at Worksites

Matrix Clinical Solutions Partners with ModivCare to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission at Worksites

The Matrix certification program, developed in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, assesses, addresses, verifies and monitors workplace safety 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 1, 2021 — Matrix Clinical Solutions, a Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) business, today announced two ModivCare Inc. (“ModivCare”), formerly LogistiCare, sites have been granted certification through ongoing monitoring of the safety and health of employees to ensure compliance within the Center of Disease Control’s (CDC) evolving COVID-19 guidelines. ModivCare, a technology-enabled healthcare services company that provides a suite of integrated supportive care solutions focused on improving patient outcomes, followed this multi-disciplinary safety verification program to decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission while establishing and sustaining healthy, safe and productive workplaces.

Through Matrix’s risk assessment and COVID-19 experience and the deep clinical expertise of Cleveland Clinic, the certification program assesses people, processes and structure to ensure workplace safety through:

  • On-site assessments that are based on the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state regulations
  • Best-in-class protocols based on the well-established clinical and industry expertise of Cleveland Clinic and Matrix
  • Actionable recommendations to address identified health and safety gaps
  • Official certification following alignment to certification standards

Ongoing updates on evolving COVID-19 guidance and regulations

 

Matrix provided thought leadership in epidemiological and behavioral health best practices, tailored educational and training materials and on-going intelligence reports at select ModivCare facilities in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The sites in Oklahoma and Virginia have been presented with the safety verified certification seal and it is anticipated that the additional sites will be certified in the coming weeks.

“Ensuring safety verification of our worksites offers a sense of much needed security during these unprecedented times, especially when it comes to the safety of our team members,” said ModivCare Chief Compliance Officer, Jody Kepler. “Because our business offers ride and call center management as well as transportation provider network development, we’re thankful for Matrix and their actionable solutions. With their help, we can continue to use our essential business to meet the needs of our community without sacrificing the well-being of our hard-working team members.”

Upon certification, ModivCare sites receive a formal safety verification seal that can be displayed to validate worksite health, safety and productivity for employees, customers, and other stakeholders. As a part of the program, Matrix will provide ongoing monitoring and updates on evolving safety guidelines.

According to a national poll by Eagle Hill Consulting,1 50% of U.S. employees say they are worried about exposure to COVID-19 when going back into the office — a statistic that makes Matrix even more propelled to foster safe, ergonomic and intuitive work environments for businesses all around the country.

“An employee deserves to feel safe in their workplace,” said Matrix Clinical Solutions Chief Medical Officer Daniel Meltzer, M.D., MPH, FACEP. “We look forward to our continued partnership with ModivCare and are committed to the ongoing safety and health of its employees by ensuring each worksite is continually monitored and verified against the latest COVID-19 CDC guidelines.”

If you are interested in learning more about Matrix’s certification program, visit: https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/certification/.

 

About Matrix Clinical Solutions

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix Clinical Solutions helps America’s workers stay healthy while maintaining businesses’ productivity and continuity by designing custom workplace health solutions including testing, tracing, and return to work services. In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, Matrix developed a safety verified certification program to help businesses and organizations assess, address, verify, and monitor workplace safety to help individuals return safely and confidently to work.

For more information, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-solutions/.

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.

About ModivCare

ModivCare Inc. (“ModivCare”) (Nasdaq: MODV) is a technology-enabled healthcare services company, which provides a suite of integrated supportive care solutions for public and private payors and their patients. Our value-based solutions address the social determinants of health (SDoH), enable greater access to care, reduce costs, and improve outcomes. We are a leading provider of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), personal and home care, and nutritional meal delivery. ModivCare also holds a minority equity interest in CCHN Group Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Matrix Medical Network”), which partners with leading health plans and providers nationally, delivering a broad array of assessment and care management services to individuals that improve health outcomes and health plan financial performance. To learn more about ModivCare, please visit: www.modivcare.com.

 

1Eagle Hill Consulting. New Eagle Hill Consulting research finds more than half of US employees worry about exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace. 2020.

 

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Matrix Medical Network Announces Newly Defined Lines of Business with a Strategic Focus on Bringing Expert Care to Individuals Where They Live and Work

Matrix Medical Network Announces Newly Defined Lines of Business with a Strategic Focus on Bringing Expert Care to Individuals Where They Live and Work

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2021 — Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) today announced the evolution of its business into four distinct areas of focus to help address the country’s biggest health challenges. For more than 20 years, Matrix has met individuals where they live and work to assess health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that empower them to better manage their own health.  With deep roots in clinical assessment and care management services, a network of approximately 5,000 expert clinicians, and a fleet of state-of-the-art Mobile Health Clinics, Matrix was uniquely positioned to rapidly respond to the spread of COVID-19 and remains dedicated to keeping employees safely at work, especially those in America’s essential services industries. Today’s announcement represents a long-term strategic roadmap for Matrix recognizing new and unique health and safety needs in 2021 and beyond.

“COVID-19 caused healthcare companies to rapidly shift gears. The virus also shines a light on the deep-rooted healthcare disparities that leave many patients vulnerable,” said Matrix Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Keith Henthorne. “I am so proud of how the Matrix team was able to both adapt to new realities and sustain the mission we’ve had all along: providing expert care for everyone, everywhere.”

Matrix helps partners reach diverse, vulnerable, and high-risk populations through its team of skilled clinicians providing care via in-home visits, on-site support at medical facilities and workplaces, telehealth visits, and Mobile Health Clinics. Matrix works with partners to customize solutions and incorporate a range of clinical support services, counseling and education, environmental certification, testing and tracing – during the pandemic and beyond – via a mix of on-site and remote settings.

The newly defined business units are Clinical Care, Clinical Solutions, Clinical Trials and Clinical Labs.

  • Clinical Care:
    • Matrix provides in-home, on-site, and telehealth comprehensive assessments to evaluate health plan members’ health and risk factors, and identify chronic conditions, quality care gaps, and Social Determinant of Health barriers that may otherwise go unnoticed or undiagnosed. Matrix clinicians help members manage their risk factors, enjoy a better quality of care, and experience better health outcomes. Matrix has performed approximately five million member visits since 2011.
  • Clinical Solutions:
    • Matrix helps America’s workers stay healthy while maintaining businesses’ productivity and continuity by designing custom workplace health solutions including testing, tracing, and return to work services. In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, Matrix developed a safety verified certification program to help businesses and organizations assess, address, verify, and monitor workplace safety to help individuals return safely and confidently to work.
  • Clinical Trials:
    • Matrix provides rapid and scalable decentralized trial solutions to reach hard to recruit and retain clinical trial participants across varying geographies and ethnicities, accelerate clinical trials, and maintain stringent quality and compliance. In the past six months Matrix clinicians have conducted more than 6,000 participant visits, partnered with more than 30 trial sites, and supported the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Clinical Labs:
    • In 2020, Matrix expanded its clinical diagnostic testing with a dedicated laboratory that is both certified under the Clinical Laboratory Amendments and accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The clinical diagnostic and testing services improve patient safety and quality of care, bringing needed preventative and diagnostic testing into homes and workplaces.

 

About Matrix Medical Network

Matrix Medical Network has provided expert care and health services to millions of at-risk individuals where they live and work for more than 20 years. The organization’s network of approximately 5,000 clinicians meets individuals wherever they are to assess their health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health.

Matrix, in partnership with its expert clinical advisory panel, offers customizable solutions across four distinct lines of business via in-home visits, telehealth, on-site support at medical facilities and businesses, and Mobile Health Clinics:

  • Matrix Clinical Care helps seniors and other at-risk individuals enjoy a better quality of care, experience better health outcomes, and identify chronic conditions that may otherwise go undiagnosed.
  • Matrix Clinical Solutions helps keep workers healthy and businesses run productively by designing custom workplace health solutions and providing testing, tracing, and clinical care solutions. Matrix also offers a safety verified certification program developed in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Matrix Clinical Trials provides rapid and scalable decentralized trial solutions to reach broad and diverse trial participant populations and improve the patient experience. Matrix adheres to the highest standards in quality, compliance, and data collection to accelerate trial completion timelines and support trial partners.
  • Matrix Clinical Labs is a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory that provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services and clinical testing support.

For more information, visit www.matrixmedicalnetwork.com.

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC.

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Matrix Media Contact:

Elissa Johnsen
EJJ Communications, LLC on behalf of Matrix Medical Network
elissa.johnsen@matrixmedicalnetwork.com
312-285-3203


Matrix Medical Network Collaborates with AstraZeneca on Phase III Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Long-Acting Antibody Combination

Matrix Medical Network Collaborates with AstraZeneca on Phase III Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Long-Acting Antibody Combination

Matrix Medical Network Will Provide Mobile Health Clinics and Experienced Clinicians to Reach High Risk and Hard to Recruit Populations in AstraZeneca’s Phase III STORM CHASER Prevention Trial in the US

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., February 3, 2021 – Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) today announced a collaboration with global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to accelerate a clinical trial in the US for AZD7442, AstraZeneca’s long-acting monoclonal antibody (LAAB) combination for the potential prevention of COVID-19. Matrix Clinical Solutions will meet eligible volunteers where they live and work with a fleet of Mobile Health Clinics and skilled clinicians, with a focus on populations more impacted by COVID-19.

Matrix is supporting the Phase III clinical trial called STORM CHASER, which will assess the safety and efficacy of AZD7442 for post-exposure prophylaxis in approximately 1,125 participants in the US and UK. Participants in this trial will include adults over 18 years of age following exposure to SARS-COV-2 and who are therefore at appreciable risk of developing COVID-19. The trial will include people living or working at long-term care facilities as well as industrial and military settings.

The Matrix and AstraZeneca teams are collaborating to rapidly develop, deploy and manage clinical research sites across the country. In a typical study, participants would need to travel to established sites often affiliated with academic medical centers in major cities which may hinder trial participation. By bringing the clinical trial to the patient via Mobile Health Clinics, Matrix is enabling further participation and creating a better experience for the patient. Matrix will lead onsite clinical trial activities including but not limited to screening, drug administration, and monitoring. Matrix will partner with more than 10 research institutions across Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

“We are excited to collaborate with Matrix to help secure a diverse participant population and meet STORM CHASER participants where they live and work,” said Mark Esser, Vice President, Microbial Sciences BioPharmaceuticals R&D, AstraZeneca.

“Matrix has provided direct clinical trial operational support to several top vaccine candidates by deploying more than 20 Mobile Health Clinics and directly supporting more than 4,000 trial patient visits,” said Matrix Chief Medical Officer Daniel Castillo, M.D. “We look forward to working with AstraZeneca to reach high-risk patients where they are, helping to remove barriers to quality healthcare and access to clinical trials.”

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in partnership with the Department of Defense; Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense; under Contract No. W911QY-21-9-0001.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can assist with scaling and implementing your clinical trials, visit: https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/clinical-trial-services/. If you’re interested in getting involved as a participant or to learn more, visit here.

 

About Matrix Medical Network

Matrix Medical Network is a leader in supporting the needs of at-risk populations. Matrix has worked with millions of individuals across the country to assess and help them manage their health risks through a network of more than 3,000 clinicians and a fleet of mobile health clinics. The organization’s unmatched network of health care professionals meets individuals where they work and live to assess health and safety, identify and close care gaps, and offer life-changing services that activate them to manage their own health. With its deep roots in clinical assessment and care management services, Matrix was uniquely positioned to rapidly respond to the spread of COVID-19 with clinically based services to employers providing essential services to keep or return their workforces to their worksites. Today, Matrix offers customizable solutions including on-site clinics, viral testing, contact tracing, environmental assessments, clinical consultations, vaccine administration, clinical trial support, and access to an expert clinical advisory panel. Matrix services leading companies across a wide range of industries including food manufacturing, defense manufacturing, government, retail, higher education, distribution, entertainment, and others.  For more information, visit www.matrixmedicalnetwork.com.

*Matrix Medical Network is the registered trademark of Community Care Health Network, LLC. Community Care Health Network, LLC is an affiliate of Matrix Clinical Solutions, LLC.

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Matrix Media Contact:

Elissa Johnsen
EJJ Communications, LLC on behalf of Matrix Medical Network
elissa.johnsen@matrixmedicalnetwork.com
312-285-3203