Crain's 2020 Notable Health Care Heroes - Mattie Kennedy

  • Published On  Jun 29, 2020
  • Publication  Crain's Chicago Business


Mattie Kennedy manages the transition of care for Medicaid patients discharged from the hospital. The nonprofit Medical Home Network, which is digitally connected to 30 hospitals as well as 400 primary care medical homes and behavioral health and community-based organizations, serves 320,000 patients in Cook County. Kennedy speaks with patients in person or by phone, listens to their concerns and explains the steps they’ll need to take to protect themselves and others. For a patient discharged after a two-week hospital stay, Kennedy made sure that she could self-quarantine and had someone to help her. Kennedy was able to have masks and other safety supplies delivered to the patient’s home so her son could visit and be around his mother from a safe distance.

Learn more about Mattie Kennedy's story here.

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