Press Releases Jun 18, 2018

Oak Street Health to Open Three Cleveland Centers in Fall 2018

Led by Senior Medical Director, Olaoluwa Fayanju, MD, the value-based care network will be an additional healthcare resource for adults on Medicare.

CHICAGO, IL — June 18, 2018 — Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers providing a new model of value-based primary care to adults with Medicare, will open three new centers in Cleveland, Ohio this Fall. The new Oak Street Health centers will be located in Glenville, West Boulevard and Lee Miles neighborhoods and are projected to provide high-quality care beginning in September through the end of 2018.“

We are proud to join the vibrant healthcare community in Cleveland to provide additional access to primary care and preventive services, and add new jobs in the communities where our centers operate,” said Mike Pykosz, CEO of Oak Street Health. Quality, accessible care is more important than ever. Medicare-eligible adults will benefit from Oak Street Health’s innovative care model and our commitment to improved patient outcomes,” Pykosz said. 

Oak Street Health is focused specifically on Medicare-eligible adults located in medically underserved neighborhoods. With close to 20 percent of Cleveland’s population over the age of 60, and 15 percent between the ages of 50 and 60, demand for healthcare services focused on Medicare-eligible adults is on the rise. Oak Street Health places a strong emphasis on local collaboration to care for patients, and will build partnerships with meal programs, chronic disease self-management programs and refugee services as its presence grows in Cleveland.

Oak Street Health’s model of care prioritizes value for patients instead of volume of services. Physicians meet with patients three times as often as the industry average, and the company’s model has reduced Medicare hospitalization for patients by 40 percent and has led to a 94 percent patient retention rate. Oak Street Health’s offers door-to-door transportation to centers for patients, and each center features unique programming including fitness classes, computer lessons, educational opportunities and movie screenings to foster relationships and build community.

Dr. Olaoluwa Fayanju will serve as Senior Medical Director for the Ohio region, responsible for leading the primary care and complex care teams. Dr. Fayanju’s major initiatives will be to drive the expansion of Oak Street Health across Ohio and ensure clinical as well as operational excellence. Having served as a physician in Chicago for six years, with the last three with Oak Street Health, he has a deep understanding of the challenges and needs of the Medicare-eligible population. Dr. Fayanju is board certified in family medicine and earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, a Master’s of Science in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. 

I’m thrilled to lead Oak Street Health’s expansion into Cleveland to support our mission to provide personal, equitable and accountable healthcare for all,” said Dr. Fayanju. 

To learn more about Oak Street Health’s value-based primary care model, visit

About Oak Street Health

Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing company of primary care centers for adults on Medicare in medically underserved communities where there is little to no quality healthcare. Oak Street’s care is based on an entirely new model that is based on value for its patients, not on volume of services. The company is accountable for its patients’ health, spending more than twice as long with its patients and taking on the risks and costs of their care. Oak Street Health has been investing in communities since 2013 –providing much-needed primary care for tens of thousands of people.

Kyle Rall
Walker Sands Communications
312 – 964-9114