TripleCare | TripleCare Company
TripleCare is a telemedicine-based physician group that utilizes video communication technology and digital diagnostic equipment to bring physicians to patients’ bedsides.
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About TripleCare

TripleCare was born out of the realization that patients in our healthcare system face many challenges during treatment, and one of the biggest is getting access to high-quality care — quickly and comfortably. The founders of TripleCare saw the lack of physician care after-hours frequently leading to negative patient outcomes, revenue leakage from facilities, and a revolving door between hospitals and nursing homes. They knew that there could be a way to deliver scalable, high-quality care to patients in need after hours — they just needed to develop it.

Co-founders Dr. David Chess and Evan Rakowski met while developing other telemedicine solutions for the acute patient population. David, a geriatrician and healthcare innovator, and Evan, a business specialist and passionate entrepreneur, believed that dedicated, expert physicians supported by state-of-the-art technology would be the key to transforming health care. Based on 45 combined years of expertise in the healthcare field and several years of research and development, TripleCare was built to deliver that transformation.

The Company was founded as eSNF and was a pioneer in bringing innovation and technology to skilled nursing care. In 2012, the Company’s headquarters was set up in the growing technology hub of Long Island City, New York, just east of Midtown Manhattan.

Within two years, the Company had expanded into five states and delivered millions of dollars of savings to its clients. On the heels of its success, TripleCare raised growth capital from Apple Tree Partners, creating a long-term financial relationship that will support the Company into the future.

By putting the TripleCare system in place, the Company’s clients have increased their census, reimbursement, and patient satisfaction across the board. TripleCare’s physicians have treated thousands of complex medical conditions onsite, avoiding a hospital admission over 80% of the time.

Our mission is simple — deliver better care, affordably, while empowering our partners to excel in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

Leadership Team

Mary Jo Gorman
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA is a nationally recognized leader, innovator, and pioneer in healthcare, with more than 25 years of clinical, healthcare management, and entrepreneurial experience. She has started four companies since 1991, including Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading high-acuity telehealth services provider to ICUs, where she raised venture capital funds and grew the company to over 200 employees and profitability.
Prior to Advanced ICU Care, she served as the chief medical officer at IPC – The Hospitalist Company, where she developed programs to enhance clinical performance and patient care in hospitals across the U.S.
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She was also the founder and president of Inpatient Care Group, the first hospitalist services company in St. Louis, and Critical Care Services, Inc., which provides around-the-clock intensivists services at community hospitals.
Within the medical profession, Dr. Gorman has practiced as an intensivist and a hospitalist, and held numerous leadership positions locally and nationally in these specialties.  She is a former president and six-year board member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, she was awarded the Master in Hospital Medicine in 2010 for her contributions in that field.
Her leadership and entrepreneurial accomplishments have made her widely recognized and among other awards, Dr. Gorman was named one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare in 2009.
Dr. Gorman received her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, her M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis, and her B.A. in chemistry and biology from St. Louis University.
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David Chess, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder

Dr. David Chess is a geriatrician, internist, and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in working to improve care for patients. He has focused his career on understanding the necessary elements required to meaningfully engage with patients and improve their quality of life through better system designs.

By combining a deep respect for people with an understanding of the limitations within our current healthcare systems, David has created multiple novel health care companies that provide alternative, patient-friendly, and value-creating approaches to patients and healthcare systems.
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David’s business creations include Clinically Home, a home hospital company, that was sold to Amedisys in 2011 and Enhanced Care Initiatives (now Complex Care Solutions), a community-based high-risk care management company, where as CEO, David grew revenue to $32MM over a four-year period.

Additionally, David founded PriMed, a multi-specialty physician group with over 120 medical providers, which was recently sold to Yale Health Systems, and Paragon Clinical, a medical management company specializing in facility-based geriatric care.

David also founded two non-profit entities. Project Patient Care helps make medical care safer and enhances the voice of the patient by working closely with CMS and other large hospital systems. Beacon Initiative creates tools and educational systems that identify and minimize the language of manipulation and hate.

David is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and did his post-graduate training at Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He lives in Stratford, CT, with his wife and five children.

Evan Rakowski
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Evan Rakowski is a passionate entrepreneur who has spent the last 15 years developing, launching, and scaling new business ventures. He has led diverse teams in health care, energy and technology in the U.S., Europe, and Africa and specializes in operationalizing complex strategies.

Prior to TripleCare, Evan was on the founding team of Clinically Home, a hospital-at-home model piloted with Advocate Health Care in Illinois. He served as Director of Operations for a successful pilot that cut patient hospital readmission rates in half and raised $10MM in growth capital.

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Prior to Clinically Home, Evan managed operations for the portfolio companies of Intersection, LLC, a CT-based business incubator. While at Intersection, Evan helped lead multiple companies from conception through funding, including a correctional healthcare strategy with the largest private prison company in the U.S. and a sustainable biodiesel company based in Uganda.

Prior to Intersection, Evan worked as a corporate strategy and communications consultant for companies developing new products and lines of business. His work generated millions of impressions for clients including ADP, Burger King, Sony, Pitney Bowes, Atos Origin, and LucasArts.

Evan began his career as a research analyst in GE Capital’s Commercial Finance division, where he modeled mid-market loan returns to predict attractive future investment sectors.

Evan graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a BS in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. He resides in New York City with his wife and son.

Board of Directors

Diane Daych

Chairwoman & Director

Diane Daych has over 30 years of investing, advisory and operating experience, with 25 years focused on the healthcare services industry. Recently, she co-founded Granite Growth Health Partners, a growth equity healthcare services fund.
Previously, she was a partner at Apple Tree Partners, where she led their healthcare services investing from 2014 through 2017. From 2010 to 2012, she was a Managing Director and Co-Head, Private Equity of the Marwood Group.
Additionally, since 2000, Diane has been a partner and principal at CCP Equity Partners (“CCP”) and its predecessor firm, Conning Capital Partners.
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At CCP, she invested in growth companies that offer specialized solutions for the financing, management and delivery of health care in industries such as managed care, disease and care management, outpatient services, information technology and healthcare-related ancillary and outsourcing services.
Prior to joining CCP in 2000, she held a senior development role at Mariner Health, a post-acute care company, and senior operating roles at Medical Care America (MCA), one of the largest operators of free standing ambulatory surgery centers at that time.
Current board roles include: QualDerm Partners, TripleCare, CleanSlate Centers, Prism Education Group, the Tuck School’s MBA Advisory Board and The Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA).
Previous board roles include: Cogent Healthcare, Relay Health, Evolution Benefits (observer), Vantage Oncology (observer), the Women’s Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE), and the Connecticut Venture Group.  She received an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Lehigh University.
Paul Brown

Director

Paul Brown has 25 years of experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, healthcare executive, lawyer and professor. He has worked with ~40 startups. He holds the James Lee Sorenson Presidential Chair and is a professor of entrepreneurship and strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.
Paul previously served as a managing director at Sandbox Industries in Chicago for four years, where he co-founded and co-led the firm’s $300MM healthcare venture capital fund. He also was the founder, president, and CEO of Sandbox Innovation Partners, an innovation consulting practice.
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Prior to Sandbox, Paul was a vice president for ten years at the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield organization. Before working with BCBS he was a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP for nine years.
Paul is a Venture Partner with Apple Tree Partners. He also currently serves as a director for CleanSlate Centers and AMP Media Services. He also advises Cure Forward, Well, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, and Advantia Health. Previously, Paul was a director for Capson, Phreesia, PatientCo, Nexidia (acquired by NICE Systems), Bloom Health (acquired by three Blue health plans), and a board observer for Initiate Systems (acquired by IBM). He is a mentor for Village Capital and Healthbox.
Paul earned dual bachelors degrees from The University of Utah and a law degree from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

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