Telescope Health Announces New CEO
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 14, 2023 – Telescope Health, an innovative healthcare solutions company dedicated to addressing critical gaps in care, is proud to announce its new Chief Executive Officer is co-founder Dr. Matthew Thompson. Dr. Thompson previously served as Telescope Health’s Chief Operating Officer since the company’s founding in 2018. He will replace fellow co-founder Dr. Matthew Rill, who is stepping down as CEO to transition to his role as Strategic Advisor and Chairman of the Board for Telescope Health.
“I’m truly humbled to accept this position as Telescope Health continues its mission of reducing barriers to care by providing healthcare solutions to the communities and organizations we’re privileged to partner with,” said Dr. Thompson.
Drs. Rill and Thompson, both emergency physicians, founded Telescope Health after seeing countless emergency department patients without timely access to a primary care physician or care coordination services. They combined clinical expertise with in-house care coordination to help patients access comprehensive care and navigate their health needs. Additionally, during the pandemic, Telescope Health provided COVID-19 testing to more than 30,000 patients in northeast Florida and partnered with the City of Jacksonville to administer free testing to patients from August 2021 through the end of 2022.
Telescope Health now serves more than 75,000 patients, provides virtual service for three health systems, and has proven itself as an asset in value-based models. The company’s leadership team has grown to include experts with extensive experience in technology, patient experience, provider training, and value-based care.
“It has been an amazing journey over the past few years that has led us to create an innovative, compassionate, and agile company with patient-centered care as the key mission,” said Dr. Rill. “It is with great confidence that I hand over the CEO responsibilities to my co-founder, Dr. Matthew Thompson. In my new role as Strategic Advisor and Chairman of the Board, I look forward to working with Dr. Thompson and the Telescope Health team to continue our path forward and contribute to the transformation of U.S. healthcare.”
Dr. Thompson will continue his service to the local healthcare community as a board-certified emergency room physician. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency and fellowship at the University of Arizona.
For more information on how Telescope Health is reducing barriers to care, please visit www.telescopehealth.com.
About Telescope Health
Telescope Health is a physician-led, healthcare solutions company focused on reducing barriers to care through innovation, human connection, and technology. Telescope Health provides on-demand, preventative, and transitional care telehealth services for ACOs, health systems, health plans, businesses, and individuals. In addition to traditional telemedicine services, Telescope Health also initiated Northeast Florida’s first COVID-19 public testing and continues to provide testing and laboratory services for patients, as well as health care navigation services that empower people in their health care options. For more information, visit www.telescopehealth.com.