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Rochester, Mich. – December 16, 2022 – MedNetOne Health Solutions (MedNetOne), a health care management and physician organization offering infrastructure, technology, and clinical services to nearly 1,000 private practice physicians and other independent care providers, is pleased to announce that CEO and Co-Founder Ewa Matuszewski has been recognized with an honorary doctorate degree for outstanding achievements in her field from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan,
Honorary degrees are awarded by OU’s Board of Trustees in recognition of distinguished accomplishments and service within the scope of the arts and letters, sciences, professions and public service as recognized and supported by the university. The awarding of honorary degrees reaffirms Oakland University’s scholarly, creative and humanitarian values, and ties the university to the community at large. Matuszewski was recognized at Oakland’s Fall 2022 Commencement on December 16.
Under Matuszewski’s direction, MedNetOne has become a trusted leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and other advanced primary care initiatives involving physicians, their practice teams and myriad community groups and nonprofits.
Throughout her many experiences in leading change, Matuszewski has promoted a vision of patient-centered health and a culture of organizational excellence, collaboration and transformation. Earlier this year, MedNetOne was the first Michigan physician organization to enter into a joint venture with Nashville-based Honest Medical Group, a physician enablement company aimed at improving the health care experience and reducing costs for members with Medicare Advantage. Under Matuszewski’s direction, MedNetOne recently launched a mobile clinic for community-based care, especially in underserved communities, to offer essential primary care services including chronic illness care, physicals, blood pressure checks and vaccinations.
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Matuszewski was in the trenches with her physician members, tracking, providing, and distributing PPE packages and creating a back-to-work playbook and best practices training video that provided steps to safely re-open physician practices and were subsequently adopted for use by a variety of employers and workplaces throughout Michigan. Throughout the pandemic, she has worked with her organization’s physician members and partnered with the Detroit Equity Coalition on Covid-19 to vaccinate thousands of individuals, notably those from underserved communities and in Michigan’s many diverse ethnic communities.
Matuszewski is a popular writer and nationally sought-after speaker on multi-disciplinary team-based care, care management strategies, population health, the social determinants of health, palliative care, physician recruitment, incorporating technology into primary care, health policy analysis, Accountable Care Organizations, primary care practice management/government interface, and quality improvement and validation within physician practices.
With a keen interest in hands-on-learning and teaching, Matuszewski is also the founding Principal of the Michigan-based, IACET-accredited Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), which designs, develops and delivers educational programs centered on the 21st century model of medicine to the health care community and medical practice teams. Her current professional learning focus is palliative care, having developed curriculum that helps to educate the medical profession and consumers on the purpose and value of palliative care in managing chronic conditions through a variety of clinical, emotional and social/community support services.
Matuszewski is active in civic and professional groups including the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) where she is an executive member, the BCBSM Stewardship Council, the BCBSM Organized Systems of Care Workgroup, the Polish American Congress, and The Salvation Army Metro Detroit Advisory Board. Locally, Matuszewski has been very involved with the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University and currently serves on the OU School of Health Sciences Board of Advocacy and Resource Development. Previously, she served on the undergraduate population health curriculum development committee at Madonna University.
Long lauded for her leadership skills and bold decision-making, Matuszewski has been named a Crain’s Detroit Business Healthcare Hero and a Notable Woman in Healthcare, also by Crain’s. She was also named a Champion of the New Economy by DBusiness Magazine.
In addition to Matuszewski, Jayprakash (Jay) Shah was also granted an honorary doctorate at the December 16 commencement. Shah is a licensed professional engineer who spent most of his career in civil engineering, eventually becoming Chairman and President of Spalding DeDecker Associates in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
About MedNetOne Health Solutions
Based in Rochester, Mich., MedNetOne Health Solutions is a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and advanced primary care. Its physician/provider members are focused on fully integrated, population-based, patient-centric practices that enhance patient outcomes and meet government healthcare reform mandates. Learn more here.