naviHealth and HCR ManorCare Announce National Partnership to Enhance Post-Acute Care and Outcomes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & TOLEDO, Ohio--()--As more and more patients require skilled nursing or rehabilitation services to successfully transition home after a hospital stay, naviHealth and HCR ManorCare are pleased to be collaborating on improving the patient experience during this transition.

“By partnering with a leading provider like HCR ManorCare, naviHealth continues to make strides in the post-acute care space through innovative solutions that enhance outcomes and improve costs”

HCR ManorCare is a proven leader in providing medically complex care to patients coming directly from the hospital setting. By leveraging naviHealth’s decision support technology, post-hospital (post-acute) analytics platform and network of clinicians, HCR ManorCare centers will be able to further enhance patients’ outcomes.

“By partnering with a leading provider like HCR ManorCare, naviHealth continues to make strides in the post-acute care space through innovative solutions that enhance outcomes and improve costs,” said Clay Richards, naviHealth president and chief executive officer. “We are teaming up with HCR ManorCare to bring comprehensive care management services to its eligible skilled nursing facility providers to further our aim to improve delivery and management of post-acute care across the country.”

Through the collaboration, naviHealth and HCR ManorCare will enhance coordination of care and outcomes through several avenues, including the sharing of data, clinical collaboration on emergency room diversion and reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions, and inclusion where appropriate of HCR ManorCare providers in any of naviHealth’s proprietary provider networks.

“We’re very excited to collaborate with another innovator in post-acute care that shares our vision to transform and improve post-hospital care to the patients we serve,” said HCR ManorCare Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Steve Cavanaugh. “We believe that this relationship with naviHealth will positively impact patients’ outcomes and goals. Working with naviHealth is only one example of the wider shift towards a more value-focused approach to the way post-acute care will be managed and delivered nationally.”

Skilled nursing care is fundamental to driving improved post-acute outcomes for patients. It accounts for the largest amount of post-acute utilization and spend. naviHealth seeks to partner with skilled providers to align stakeholders through its field-based and virtual service model that provides data-driven and coherent care plans that drive better outcomes at lower costs.

About HCR ManorCare

HCR ManorCare is a leading provider of short-term post-acute services and long term care. With 56,000 caregivers nationwide, HCR ManorCare facilities are preeminent care providers in their communities. Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and hospice and home health care agencies. These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names. Visit us at

About naviHealth

naviHealth partners with health plans, health systems, accountable care organizations and post-acute providers to manage the entire continuum of post-acute care. The Company utilizes evidence-based protocols and technology-enabled services to optimize care and align all stakeholders. naviHealth has more than a decade of experience managing post-acute care and currently serves approximately 1.8 million Medicare lives.


For HCR ManorCare:
Julie Beckert, 419-252-5899
For naviHealth:
Dan Zacchei, 212-446-1882