Press Releases Nov 6, 2020

Oak Street Health Opens New Center in Rhode Island

WOONSOCKET, RI — November 6, 2020 — Oak Street Health, a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, is expanding access to more older adults in Rhode Island with the opening of its newest center at 2000 Diamond Hill Road, Suite 18 in Woonsocket. The new center, opened November 6, brings the number of Oak Street Health centers in Rhode Island to four, joining two existing centers in Providence and another in Warwick.

We are excited to bring access to our high-quality, value-based care to members of the Woonsocket community with the opening of this new center,” said Tamara Jurgenson, Chief Growth Officer of Oak Street Health.​“We care for the most vulnerable patients, the majority having two or more chronic conditions. As our organization continues its mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be, we look forward to improving patient outcomes in Rhode Island and helping older adults live their healthiest lives.”

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’s value-based primary care model, click here.

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