Press Releases Nov 5, 2020

Oak Street Health Opens First Center in Mississippi

JACKSON, MISS — Nov, 5 2020 — Oak Street Health, a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, is continuing its nationwide expansion with the opening of the company’s first center in Mississippi. Located in Jackson, the center opened on November 5 at 911 Ellis Avenue. A second Jackson location is set to open on November 19 at 4541 N. State Street. The opening of its first Mississippi location marks the 11th state with Oak Street Health centers in operation.

Older adults need dependable, high-quality primary care now more than ever, and we are proud to open two centers in Jackson in order to support residents with our innovative approach to healthcare,” said Tamara Jurgenson, Chief Growth Officer of Oak Street Health. The strength of our value-based model and the dedication of our entire team fuels our expansion in order to serve the needs of older adults across the country. We look forward to meeting and caring for our new patients in Mississippi.”

Oak Street Health patients can expect an unmatched healthcare experience that includes quality time with their provider in-person or via telehealth visit; a 247 patient support line; individualized, preventive care plans; and access to transportation to and from the center for eligible patients. Additional services, such as behavioral health care and social health support, and Medicare education classes, are also offered to help older adults meet their unique needs in one convenient location.

Since its founding in 2012, Oak Street Health has driven an approximately 51 percent reduction in patient hospital admissions compared to Medicare benchmarks, 42 percent reduction in 30-day readmission rates and a 51 percent reduction in emergency department visits, all while maintaining a Net Promoter Score of 90 across patients. Oak Street Health will accept multiple health plans at all locations, including traditional Medicare.

To learn more about Oak Street Health, including its telehealth appointments, visit www.oakstreethealth.com.

About Oak Street Health

Founded in 2012, Oak Street Health is a network of value-based, primary care centers for adults on Medicare. With a mission of rebuilding healthcare as it should be, the company operates an innovative healthcare model focused on quality of care over volume of services, and assumes the full financial risk of its patients. Oak Street Health currently operates more than 65 centers across Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee and New York. To learn more about Oak Street Health’s proven approach to care, visit oakstreethealth.com.

Media Contact:
Erica Frank, Vice President of Public Relations
Oak Street Health
Erica.Frank@oakstreethealth.com