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Matrix Medical Network Honors Nurse Practitioners During Weeklong Celebration

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matrix Medical Network, a national leader in prospective medical assessment services for Medicare Advantage (MA) plan members and one of the largest employers of Nurse Practitioners (NP) in the country, honored and celebrated each day of the 2013 National Nurse Practitioner Week. Matrix recognized the extraordinary contributions of its national network of more than 450 NPs through a special weeklong internal communications campaign that highlighted the vital role of NPs and showed company-wide appreciation for their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of MA plan members.

Matrix's national network of highly trained employee NPs conduct in-person 60-minute-plus prospective health risk assessments (HRAs) in MA members' homes and nursing facilities.

An NP week logo was designed for Matrix's NP week festivities and featured in internal communications, which included daily bulletins, a creative writing contest, and a special NP week "thank you" card that was hand-signed by clinical leadership and mailed with a gift card inside to every NP. The writing contest was themed "A Day in the Life of a Nurse Practitioner," and a new winner of the contest was showcased in each of the NP week daily bulletins. Writing submissions from NPs covered topics ranging from most inspirational moments to why the NP profession is an important part of the U.S. health care system.

Matrix CEO Randy Dobbs kicked off the NP week celebration with an all-employee announcement. Mr. Dobbs described the performance of Matrix NPs and the significant impact they are making in the area of care management by simply stating the facts. In his message, Mr. Dobbs noted, "The amazing facts are that, of the 285,000 assessments completed (by Matrix) year-to-date, 17,000 resulted in immediate PCP contact, another 23,000 members were referred to case management professionals, and the real WOW (is) that 1,140-plus times emergency services were immediately contacted. This is the real story about the impact and difference you are making on a daily basis."

To conclude this year's NP week celebration, Matrix will announce its 2013 awards to NPs who were selected as "Clinical Stars" or received "NP3" recognition for consistent clinical excellence.

About Matrix Medical Network

Matrix is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., and provides prospective medical assessment and transition of care services that help medical plan clients manage costs and provide high-quality care. Having pioneered the use of a national network of highly-trained employee Nurse Practitioners to conduct medical assessments in plan member homes or nursing facilities, Matrix is dedicated to improving the quality of health care in the U.S. through offering affordable in-home care service options; helping clients efficiently, accurately, and securely collect plan member information; and providing data analytic and risk adjustment solutions that improve clinical outcomes. Matrix is owned by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a leading private equity investment firm. For more information, visit www.MatrixForMe.com.

CONTACT: Matrix Medical Network Media Contact Heather Rodgers: office 480.862.1887; mobile 480.290.1196; or hrodgers@matrixhealth.netSource: Matrix Medical Network