About Us

Medical Home Network (MHN) is dedicated to transforming care in the safety net, reducing disparities and building healthier communities. Based in Chicago, MHN powers the future of healthcare delivery by creating integrated community-based systems of care that focus on the whole person. MHN’s innovative approach consistently delivers leading health outcomes, savings, and quality results under value-based arrangements.

The MHN proven model of care is focused on linking care coordination to primary care at the practice level. Care teams hired from the community provide culturally sensitive whole-person services, building trust with patients while coordinating their care across all venues and settings. Our care management platform, MHNConnect, connects providers and enhances collaboration and communication across the health care system in service of the patient. 

In addition, the MHN Baseball Card™ summarizes high-level patient health information and leverages technology for better care management. In 2022, MHN started integrating the at-a-glance data integration across different electronic medical record systems (EMRs) for 13 providers and more than 160,000 Medicaid safety net patients in the Chicago area.

Along with care coordination, care management is an essential part of the MHN approach. The care management process begins with an HRA screening that addresses health related social needs and identifies rising risk in patients.

MHN has leveraged our deep experience with the Medicaid population to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries through the ACO REACH and MSSP models. Medical Home Network REACH ACO and Medical Home Network Health Alliance ACO partner with federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to empower them to thrive under value-based care arrangements.

MHN: What we do

  • Partnering with federally qualified health centers, we power delivery system redesign and care transformation
  • Build integrated community-based systems of care
  • Link care coordination to primary care, with care teams employed at the primary care practice level
  • Create a structured approach to care management with supporting tools, processes, and staffing
  • Promote whole-person care by addressing medical, behavioral and social needs

Making an impact

  • Improve workflows and enhance point of care decision making
  • Reduce avoidable emergency department and inpatient utilization
  • Detect high risk patients and identify rising risk to prevent patients from becoming high utilizers
  • Dynamically manage patient risk through addressable medical, behavioral, and social factors
  • Enable streamlined care transitions between provider entities
  • Increase access to specialists through electronic consultations

Transforming care, improving health

We believe everyone deserves quality care. This vision is at the heart of everything we do.

In 2009, the Comer Family Foundation created MHN with the vision to transform healthcare delivery and improve the health of Medicaid patients in the Chicago area. Today, our proven team-based model of care has helped countless people access the high-quality care they deserve.

Our Commitment to Change

In alignment with our mission, Medical Home Network strives to create a work environment that supports equality, diversity of thought, and makes all people feel welcome. As an organization, our core values of equity, equality, diversity and inclusion guide the work we do, the relationships we build, and the way we recruit, develop and retain our people. We recognize this process is a journey, and we stand firm in our commitment to learn and change, champion diversity, and hold ourselves accountable.

Medical Home Network also invests in meaningful programming such as internships and fellowships that help young adults from under-resourced communities gain work experience in order to land quality jobs after college. In addition, MHN provides targeted financial support to community-based organizations that empower, educate and provide opportunities for low-income individuals and families and help them build stable futures.

A message from Medical Home Network President and CEO Cheryl Lulias regarding our commitment to change

Chicago healthcare organizations band together to take action on systemic racism in healthcare

  • MHN/Utmost U Data Analytics Fellowship
    Offered in partnership with the Comer Family Foundation and UtmostU, the signature program of the Network for Young Adult Success (NYAS). NYAS provides college persistence and workforce development services to help students from low-income backgrounds obtain post-secondary degrees, jobs and financial independence, leading to a secure future. The Fellowship program places post-secondary graduates in full-time, paid jobs at MHN. The immersive, yearlong program gives fellows experience with data analytics, healthcare data, health plan operations and programming.
  • Francie Comer/MHN Summer Experience Scholarship
    Created in honor of one of our founders from the Comer Family Foundation, this program matches students from low-income backgrounds after their first year of college with professionals who introduce them to specific fields that include, but are not limited to science, technology, engineering and math. Through hands-on work experience and continuing mentorship, the community-based program extends scholars’ long-term professional development.
  • Contributed more than $100,000 in 2021 to various organizations in Cook County that provide resources and support for low-income individuals and families such as housing, educational programs and employment opportunities.

Affiliated Entities

Medical Home Network formed MHN ACO LLC in 2014. This Accountable Care Organization is owned and governed by leaders from 16 healthcare organizations, representing 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers, three hospital systems and their physician practices, and more than 360 medical homes in Chicago.

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Employment Opportunities

Medical Home Network is proud to be a growing organization. Regardless of your background (sales, development, marketing, or administration), we encourage you to view our job openings, apply for a position with our growing team and join us on our mission to make top-quality healthcare a reality for everyone.

Current Openings

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