Apr 18, 2022, St. Louis – EmpowerMe Wellness, an integrated healthcare provider serving more than 450 senior living communities nationwide, announced that Jody Mitchell, MD, has joined the company as its Chief Medical Officer, effective April 18, 2022.
Based at EmpowerMe’s headquarters in St. Louis, Dr. Mitchell will oversee and manage clinical practices, focus on staff development for field clinicians, and utilize the most current research and practices to provide better outcomes for residents of senior living communities nationwide.
Dr. Mitchell has been with Owensboro Health in Owensboro, Kentucky, since 2012, most recently as Medical Director of Outpatient Services and Medical Director of Athletic Training Services. He has also served as Owensboro Health’s Medical Director of Healthpark, Kentucky’s only facility certified by the national Medical Fitness Association.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mitchell to EmpowerMe Wellness. In addition to his clinical expertise in primary care and his executive experience leading a $2 billion hospital system, he shares our drive for improving the lives of seniors,” said Josh Stevens, Founder and CEO of EmpowerMe Wellness. “His personal commitment to helping residents live healthier and happier lives complements the mission of EmpowerMe Wellness, and his belief in technology as an essential component of healthcare is consistent with our business model as a tech-enabled, multi-service healthcare provider.”
In addition to earning a Doctor of Medicine degree with a clinical focus on primary care in 2011 from the University of Kentucky, Dr. Mitchell is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Kentucky University. He completed his Family Medicine residency and a Sports Medicine fellowship from the University of Kentucky in 2015 and 2016, respectively, and received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award in 2014 and 2015.
“I am excited to join EmpowerMe Wellness, a company that shares my passion for creating great healthcare experiences for every individual,” said Dr. Mitchell. “They understand that by equipping compassionate team members with the latest technology we can improve outcomes for the seniors we serve while reducing the complexity of their healthcare journey.”
EmpowerMe has built the nation’s first fully-integrated healthcare delivery model for senior living communities offering therapy, diagnostic, pharmacy, and nurse practitioner services. Their innovative model provides a full-service solution for senior living that improves residents’ health outcomes while helping community operators to control costs and retain occupancy. In the last 12 months, the company has expanded operations to more than 20 states and launched multiple new service lines. Their most recent investors include Jim McKelvey, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Square (NYSE: SQ), and Bob Hermann and Rick Holton of Hermann Companies.
About EmpowerMe Wellness
EmpowerMe Wellness, a tech-enabled, multi-service healthcare organization, is on a mission to improve the lives of seniors. EmpowerMe enriches senior living communities nationwide through fully integrated on-site therapy, diagnostic, pharmacy, and primary care services with a focus on improving wellness and driving positive outcomes from a place of deep compassion and expertise. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, EmpowerMe has over 1,000 team members serving senior living communities across the United States. Learn more at empowerme.com.