Bon Secours Mercy Health and Strive Health Team Up to Transform Kidney Care

May 17, 2022

DENVER May 17, 2022 — Bon Secours Mercy Health and Strive Health have launched a new collaborative relationship to deliver high-quality, whole-person care for patients with kidney disease. 

Denver-based Strive Health will work in association with Ohio-based Bon Secours Mercy Health to bring together a unique approach and specialized population health capabilities to nearly 8,000 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients across Ohio. With comprehensive support from Strive, a national leader in value-based kidney care, Bon Secours Mercy Health aims to help patients preserve kidney function and delay the progression of kidney disease.

The CDC estimates that kidney disease affects 37 million adults or 15% of U.S. adults, including more than 38% of those over 65 years old. Kidney disease drives $410 billion of unmanaged annual medical spend, demonstrating the need for earlier intervention and specialized care coordination.

This relationship will deliver a new clinical model for kidney patients that leverages Strive’s proprietary technology platform and Strive Kidney Heroes™ interdisciplinary clinical care teams. Strive’s CareMultiplier™ technology gathers data from hundreds of sources to gain a holistic view of the patient’s experience. That information can help paint a picture about the risk of hospitalization or progression of disease, enabling providers to better manage care based on each individual’s needs. 

“With Strive, we have found an organization that enables us to enhance our ability to deliver whole-person care to our patients with kidney disease anywhere anytime. Together, we bring a proven innovative clinical model to our communities that integrates with our current model of care,” said Jean Haynes, Chief Population & Community Health Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health.

The Strive clinical care team includes nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, care coordinators and licensed clinical social workers. These team members serve as an extension of the patient’s physician to help manage both kidney disease and comorbid conditions, such as diabetes, that can impact a patient’s overall health.

“The Strive team is honored to have the opportunity to work alongside one of the largest and most strategic health systems in the U.S. to provide care to kidney disease patients in Ohio,” said Chris Riopelle, co-founder and CEO of Strive Health.

Strive manages over 50,000 patients with CKD and ESKD through partnerships with providers and payors. Initially launched in partnership with SSM Health, Strive is the leading value-based kidney care company currently working with health systems.


Strive Health is the nation’s leader in value-based kidney care and partner of choice for innovative healthcare payors and providers. Strive's core solutions include Population Health, Strive Care Partners™ (a value-based nephrology platform) and Complete Dialysis. Using a unique combination of high-touch care teams, predictive analytics, advanced technology, seamless integration with local providers and next-generation dialysis services, Strive forms an integrated care delivery system that supports the entire patient journey from chronic kidney disease to end-stage kidney disease. Strive partners with commercial and Medicare Advantage payors, Medicare, health systems and physicians through flexible value-based payment arrangements, including risk-based programs. Strive’s case management and population health programs are accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and its technology platform, CareMultiplier™, is certified by HITRUST. For more information, visit TwitterLinkedIn or, or email


Bon Secours Mercy Health is one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s quality, compassionate care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland. Bon Secours Mercy Health provided care for patients more than 11 million times in 2019 through its network of more than 1,000 care sites, which includes 50 hospitals, as well as home health agencies, hospice, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides more than $2 million per day in community benefit. The Mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of its communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. For more information, visit

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