The entire Corstrata team couldn’t be prouder of the recognition CFO, Joseph F. Ebberwein, received in the recent article, “Healing Wounds,” published by @WeAreNDprofiles. The article nicely highlights both the breadth of challenges the healthcare industry is facing related to wound care and the incredible passion Joe and the Corstrata team have for providing innovative wound care and diabetic foot ulcer solutions that enable clinicians to improve the lives of wound patients.
Beginning any startup takes passion and drive, and from Joe’s past experiences and history, it is evident that he has both. Joe graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame Business School with a BBA in Accounting. Following his tenure as a CPA with Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse, he joined the home healthcare industry in 1990 as Controller for Memorial Medical Center’s home health division, CareOne. Joe, as part of the management team, was integral in growing CareOne through strategic business acquisitions from a regional provider to a six-state home health care provider with over 300M in revenues.
Continuing his focus on improving home health care, Joe went on to serve as CFO & Senior Vice President of Finance for a regional home health and hospice company in Coastal Georgia and South Carolina where he worked collaboratively with senior leadership in the development of innovative care models across the healthcare continuum for the delivery of value-based healthcare.
During his tenure, his work included developing strategies for Accountable Care Organizations and other value-based models of healthcare. He and the team successfully integrated the practice of telehealth into home care operations- resulting in improved clinical quality outcomes at a lower cost through improved operational efficiencies. He has developed strategies for hospitals, physician practices, and post-acute providers migrating from volume to value-based care delivery models for management of emerging and high-risk, high-cost chronic disease patients utilizing telehealth technologies.
Joe also went on to obtain a master's degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans and applied learnings as Vice President of a non-profit hospice, to integrate spiritual care into the palliative home care model. He has published and presented nationally on topics specific to telehealth, chronic care cost management strategies, and transformation of care delivery models in the shift from volume to value-based care.
Joe has drawn on all of these experiences and his passion for helping patients receive timely and effective treatment, to join forces with his business partner, Katherine Piette, another longtime veteran of the healthcare industry, to co-found Corstrata three years ago. Together they started Corstrata to provide virtual wound care and ostomy care utilizing state-of-the-art digital and mobile technology and remote monitoring to create access to certified wound clinicians to help post-acute care providers, payers, and manufacturers better manage wound and ostomy patient care.
While steadfast in his focus on building Corstrata and extending virtual wound care solutions across the post-acute care industry, in his free time, Joe paints coastal landscapes of his native Savannah, Georgia, where he resides with his wife, Hope. They have four grown children, two grandchildren (and two on the way) and two rescue dogs named Simon Peter and Oliver.
Learn more about Joe and Corstrata’s passion for bringing value-based care to wound patients everywhere in the complete article from WeAreNDprofiles.