news

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.

 

####

 

Matrix Media Contact:

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


Matrix Clinical Solutions Launches Unsupervised At-Home COVID-19 Test

Matrix Clinical Solutions Launches Unsupervised At-Home COVID-19 Test

Testing Solution Allows Employers to Provide Employees with a Convenient, Safe, and Cost-Effective Test  

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 30, 2021 — Matrix Clinical Solutions, a Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) business, is now offering a cost-effective and accurate at-home RT-PCR testing solution for companies looking to provide convenient COVID-19 testing for employees in the comfort of their own home. The at-home test does not require clinical supervision and is supported by an interactive patient portal to view results and learn more about next steps if a positive result is received. Employers set up employees in the portal so they can order, administer, and monitor their test results independently. Matrix Clinical Labs, a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory, can process the test in less than 24-hours once received.

The patient experience includes a few simple steps:

  1. Set up account and request test kit on Matrix’s easy-to-use patient portal
  2. Receive shipment directly at any desired location
  3. Register, collect, and ship back sample using the included prepaid label
  4. Receive results via digital patient portal
  5. Ask Matrix clinicians how to handle positive or inconclusive results

 

“Matrix has been providing clinical services to help employers ensure safe workplaces since the beginning of the pandemic, and we anticipate continuing to do so for the foreseeable future,” said Matrix Clinical Solutions Chief Medical Officer Daniel Meltzer, MD, MPH, FACEP. “This new cost-effective offering, along with our in-house lab capabilities, allow us to safely and remotely provide accurate COVID-19 testing to complement our on-site workplace safety solutions.”

 

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 Media Contact:

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


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.

####

 

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.

####

 

Matrix Media Contact:

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


New Matrix Medical Network Program Assesses, Verifies Effectiveness of Tyson Foods’ Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Efforts

New Matrix Medical Network Program Assesses, Verifies Effectiveness of Tyson Foods’ Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Efforts

Matrix Medical Network certification program developed in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., February 2, 2021 — Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is piloting a new Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) program that assesses, addresses, verifies and monitors the effectiveness of the company’s efforts to protect workers from COVID-19.

More than a dozen Tyson Foods plant locations, including some of the company’s largest facilities, are participating. Six have already received safety verification and seven more are in the process of being assessed.

The Matrix certification program was developed in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation’s largest health systems and is designed to help verify and monitor that businesses are taking appropriate measures to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to workplace safety verification that includes:

  • On-site assessments based on the latest guidelines from the CDC, 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
  • Ongoing updates on evolving COVID-19 guidance and regulations

Certification assesses people, processes and structure. It also involves analysis of workplace policies and procedures, as well as areas where people gather, including density, traffic flow, ventilation and physical proximity. A safety verification seal indicating alignment to certification standards, once granted, is issued for a year and includes another on-site assessment after six months to ensure continued compliance with current guidelines.

“Our company has made tremendous progress in our efforts to protect our team members by transforming our facilities and implementing an always-on testing strategy,” said Tom Brower, senior vice president of Health & Safety for Tyson Foods. “We believe this certification by outside health experts confirms we’re using best-in-class measures to combat the virus. And, what we learn from the plants where we’re piloting this program can also be applied at other company locations across the country.”

“Matrix has been working closely with Tyson since the beginning of the pandemic setting up mobile health clinics, conducting risk assessments, and collaborating with the company on testing strategies,” said Matrix Chief Medical Officer Daniel Castillo, M.D. “The new certification program brings together the Matrix risk assessment and Covid-19 experience and the deep clinical expertise of Cleveland Clinic to establish and sustain healthy, safe, and productive workplaces for Tyson employees.”

The certification program is the latest in a series of continuous improvement measures Tyson Foods has taken to fight new waves of COVID-19. During fiscal 2020, the company invested $540 million to transform its U.S. facilities with protective measures, from walk-through temperature scanners and workstation dividers to social distance monitors and always-on testing, as well as provide additional team member pay and benefits.  Tyson Foods has also expanded its health services staff, added a chief medical officer and plans to pilot health clinics for team members and their families early this year.

Earlier this month, Tyson Foods announced that it is also partnering with Matrix to ensure the company’s U.S. team members are educated about and have access to COVID-19 vaccines.

For more information on the certification program, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/certification/.

 

About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 139,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit TYSONFOODS.COM to learn more.

 

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 Consulting Group, LLC.

 

####

 

Matrix Media Contact:

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


"The Impact of Comprehensive Health Assessments During a Pandemic"

[White Paper] "The Impact of Comprehensive Health Assessments During a Pandemic"

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a radical refocus of personal health priorities. Prevention and chronic care have taken a backseat to the urgency of a looming health crisis, with many Americans choosing to postpone or forgo reoccurring appointments and annual checkups. Daily routines have been upended as a result of social distancing and stay-at-home orders leading to higher cases of loneliness, depression and anxiety. Moreover, ready access to quality care has dwindled with 8 percent of physicians having closed their practices throughout the duration of the pandemic, and 43 percent noting a reduction in medical staff. Even the number of emergency room patients has dropped between 40 and 50 percent nationwide since March 2020, signaling the heightened hesitation many feel in seeking non-COVID-related care.

For nearly 20 years, Matrix Medical Network has provided quality care through compassionate, clinical excellence, and its Comprehensive Health Assessment (“CHA”) program is a living embodiment of that mission. CHAs provide an opportunity for higher-risk members to be identified for care management or disease intervention through personalized, in-home consultations with a licensed practitioner.

 

View or download our white paper to discover key insights including:

  • Beneficiaries’ attitudes toward scheduling medical services during COVID
  • How Matrix monitors social determinants of health to drive health outcomes
  • The impact of comprehensive health assessments conducted virtually and in-home

"The Impact of Comprehensive Health Assessments During a Pandemic"


Tyson Foods and Matrix Medical Network Partnering to Focus on Vaccine Education and Access

Tyson Foods and Matrix Medical Network Partnering to Focus on Vaccine Education and Access

Company is partnering with Matrix Medical Network

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., January 13, 2021 — Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is partnering with Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) to ensure the company’s U.S. team members are educated about and have access to the COVID-19 vaccines. Matrix will collaborate with Tyson Foods’ health services team to deploy mobile health clinics and expert clinical staff to support vaccine communications, administration and counseling at Tyson Foods facilities beginning in early 2021 and continuing throughout the year. Tyson Foods will provide team members with third-party education information in multiple languages from resources such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control about the vaccines and vaccination process.

“Providing vaccine education and accessibility is a critical part of our ongoing commitment to put the health and safety of our team members first,” said Dean Banks, president and CEO, Tyson Foods.

Because the availability of the vaccine will vary by state, the company is committed to a long-term strategy that ensures any team member who wants a vaccine will receive one. Vaccines will be administered at the earliest opportunity following guidance from health officials and in sufficient quantities to ensure effective scheduling and delivery. Tyson will strongly encourage employees to take the vaccination.

“Tyson and Matrix have worked together throughout the pandemic to create clinically driven strategies to mitigate the risk of the virus in the workplace,” said Dr. Daniel Castillo, M.D., chief medical officer, Matrix Medical Network. “Providing vaccinations and healthcare monitoring to Tyson employees is the next step in a comprehensive approach to fighting COVID-19 and establishing new ways of maintaining workplace health and safety for the future.”

“Tyson workers are bravely serving on the frontlines so that millions of families can put food on the table during this crisis. Protecting these essential workers is vital to keeping our nation’s food supply secure as the pandemic worsens, and this new Tyson partnership is a critical step toward achieving that,” said Mark Lauritsen, vice president, United Food and Commercial Workers International. “As the largest union for America’s food processing workers, UFCW will continue to work with industry leaders like Tyson in a unified effort to expedite vaccinations for workers who are essential to keeping our communities strong at this critical point in the pandemic.”

Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of steps the company has taken to fight new waves of the coronavirus, including the strategic testing of workers without symptoms. The company has invested more than $540 million to transform its U.S. facilities with protective measures, from walk-through temperature scanners and workstation dividers to social distance monitors and always-on testing, as well as provide additional team member pay and benefits. It is also working with outside health experts, expanding its health services staff, and plans to pilot health clinics for team members and their families early this year.

Tyson Foods is using testing as a tool and estimates more than half of its workforce has been tested for COVID-19. The company is currently testing thousands of workers per week as part of its industry-leading monitoring strategy. In addition to testing those with symptoms or who have been in close contact with someone who has the virus, the company is also proactively testing workers who have no symptoms.

Tyson has hired a chief medical officer and an additional 200 nurses and administrative staff this year, which means the company now has an occupational health staff of almost 600. These medical professionals screen for symptoms, conduct testing and track cases to help care for team members if they become ill. Tyson Foods’ medical professionals work with health and government officials and team members as part of the company’s efforts to help communities where we operate better understand the coronavirus and the protective measures that can be taken to help prevent spread. Long-term, these professionals will provide support for the company’s overall team member health and wellness efforts.

 

About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 139,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit TYSONFOODS.COM to learn more.

 

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 Consulting Group, LLC which provides environmental assessments.

###

 

Matrix Media Contact:

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


Matrix Medical Network Announces the Integration of Biocerna

Matrix Medical Network Announces the Integration of Biocerna

In-House Testing Capabilities and Significant Expansion Better Position Matrix to Serve Customers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2020Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) today announced the completion of the integration of Biocerna, a state-of-the-art CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory dedicated to delivering clinical diagnostics tests to improve patients’ safety and quality of care throughout the U.S. The addition of Biocerna’s laboratory and expertise adds dedicated capacity for accurate, rapid testing and processing for Matrix’s clients. Since receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization in April 2020, Biocerna has processed 99 percent of COVID-19 tests within 24 hours of receipt at the laboratory. Biocerna is located in Fulton, Maryland less than an hour from three major airports, helping to facilitate rapid testing.

“Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we rapidly mobilized to offer B2B COVID-19 testing with rapid turn-around times at scale. Joining Matrix allows us to provide a vertically integrated solution to our clients with fast turnaround times paired with Matrix’s extensive clinical care delivery system,” said Biocerna Founder and Matrix SVP of Clinical Laboratory Operations Chris Sanders. “As a part of Matrix, we are implementing a growth strategy to increase our capacity to 15,000 COVID-19 tests per day.”

Biocerna is a CLIA/CAP laboratory that develops and commercializes non-invasive, readily accessible, easy-to-use and affordable diagnostics needed to accurately diagnose and treat health conditions. Biocerna currently processes a significant number of COVID-19 RT-PCR tests, is a leader in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency testing, and offers various health screening tests that can be completed in-home including lipid panels, diabetes screening, and colorectal cancer screening.

“Matrix has been delivering full scale, rapid, and cost-effective testing strategies since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Matrix Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Keith Henthorne. “Adding the diagnostic and testing expertise of Biocerna to our in-house capabilities allows us to provide even more timely support to our clients with up to 15,000 tests being processed daily. Being able to quickly turn around critical test results at competitive prices is important, especially as we help our clients safely return employees to work and keep them working.”

Matrix customizes COVID-19 testing solutions based on client’s specific needs, leveraging robust, in-house capabilities:

  • Testing and risk mitigation solution design
  • On-site collection with Matrix clinicians and Mobile Health Clinics
  • At-home contactless collection
  • State-of-the-art laboratory processing
  • Clinical guidance, contact tracing, and return-to-work guidance
  • Environmental assessments and workplace safety certification

For more information on Matrix Medical Network COVID-19 testing capabilities visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/covid-19-testing-and-tracing/.

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.

 

###

 

Matrix Media Contact:

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

 


Matrix Medical Network Launches Certification Program to Establish and Sustain Healthy, Safe, and Productive Workplaces

Matrix Medical Network Launches Certification Program to Establish and Sustain Healthy, Safe, and Productive Workplaces

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., December 1, 2020Matrix Medical Network® (Matrix) today announced a certification program to assist businesses and organizations assess, address, certify, and monitor work environments to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The certification developed in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic brings together the Matrix risk assessment and COVID-19 experience and the deep clinical expertise of the Cleveland Clinic, to apply comprehensive guidelines to establish and sustain healthy, safe, and productive workplaces.

The certification program follows a multi-disciplinary approach to workplace safety, 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 the 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 has been providing environmental health assessments to some of America’s leading companies since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, leveraging our experience in risk assessment to help clients resume business operations in a safe and appropriate manner,” said Matrix Chief Medical Officer Daniel Castillo, M.D. “We are pleased to be working with the Cleveland Clinic on the certification program. The Cleveland Clinic will be actively involved in assessments, results reviews, and recommendations, ensuring our work incorporates the best clinical advice available.”

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. Upon certification, organizations will receive a formal seal that can be displayed to provide confidence in their environment to their employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

“Working together with Matrix to bring our combined expertise will help support healthy outcomes for employers, employees, and patrons of the companies we support.” said James Merlino, M.D., Chief of Clinical Transformation of Cleveland Clinic.

For more information on the certification program, visit https://matrixmedicalnetwork.com/certification/.

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 Consulting Group, LLC which provides environmental assessments.

 

###

 

Matrix Media Contacts:

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

 

Megan Manzari
Public Relations Supervisor, Dixon Schwabl
Megan_Manzari@dixonschwabl.com
585-899-3244

 


Nurse Practitioners Celebrating Ten Years with Matrix Medical Network In 2020

Nurse Practitioners Celebrating Ten Years with Matrix Medical Network In 2020

Throughout the annual National Nurse Practitioner Week, we recognize and salute the contributions of our very own nurse practitioners and the impact they have on the individuals they serve. As part of our celebration, some of our tenured nurse practitioners look back on their ten years with Matrix and reflect on some special memories and their profession in the stories shared below.