Chicago-based Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers providing a new model of value-based primary care to Medicare patients, has selected Burman as their contractor to open three new centers in the Rhode Island. The new centers will serve Rhode Island residents in the Warwick, Broad St. Providence, and Branch Ave, Providence neighborhoods, each of which will be able to care for about 4,000 people and will collectively employ about 100 employees. The new facilities feature more comprehensive services than a traditional doctor’s office. These include 24-hour access to a physician, flexible scheduling, more face time with doctors, community health and wellness events, state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated care team to coordinate all health needs.
About Oak Street Health
Oak Street Health is a fast-growing and innovative network of primary care centers for adults on Medicare designed to make healthcare more personal, equitable and accountable for all. Oak Street Health centers offer much more than a standard visit with a doctor. From providing transportation to and from appointments, insurance education, and supplemental services such as podiatry, behavioral health, and in-center pharmacies, the organization is closing critical gaps in the traditional healthcare experience. To encourage social wellness, each center hosts hundreds of social, fitness, and learning activities throughout the year. These services, coupled with Oak Street Health’s focus on quality of care instead of volume of services, has led to a 44 percent reduction in patient hospital admissions and a 46 percent reduction in patient emergency room visits. Today, the organization serves more than 200 communities across the United States with one mission at its core — to rebuild healthcare as it should be.