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McKesson Ventures continues support of portfolio companies with $10K donation

BY Antoinette Alexander

McKesson’s venture capital arm has donated $10,000 to Meals on Wheels America on behalf of its former portfolio company Landmark Health, a provider of in-home, risk-based medical care.

As part of its commitment to supporting the growth and mission of its portfolio companies, McKesson Ventures will give $10,000 to a charitable organization of the portfolio company’s choosing following a positive exit.

“Landmark Health is a shining example of what success can look like under value-based care,” said Dave Schulte, managing director at McKesson Ventures. “In addition to filling an important care need for polychronic patients, Landmark is providing this care at risk with a multidisciplinary team that partners with payers – all while improving outcomes. We’re excited to watch them grow in the years to come and expand their offering to more patients across the country.”

Landmark Health is a provider of home-based medical care for patients with complex needs. An interdisciplinary mobile care team works together and makes home visits to help patients manage their medical conditions. Typically, these services are available at no direct cost to patients, most of whom are eligible for Medicare Advantage or other coverage. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ most recent data, nearly 45 percent of emergency room visits from nursing home residents on Medicare or Medicaid could have been avoided. Landmark Health tackles this issue head on, connecting some of the most clinically complex and medically vulnerable patients with a, coordinated care team that provides medical, behavioral, social and palliative care.

“We are grateful to McKesson Ventures for this donation to Meals on Wheels America and their ongoing support,” said Christopher Goldsmith, president of Landmark Health. “It is amazing to work with a firm that is not only committed to our growth strategy, but also appreciates our values and mission to deliver comprehensive care to patients wherever and whenever they need it.”

Similar to Landmark Health, Meals on Wheels aims to empower seniors with independence by bringing needed resources directly into their homes. The non-profit currently helps nearly 2.4 million seniors annually across the United States, supporting more than 5,000 community-based programs that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.

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