ScaleHealth and MedHealth partner to provide a home for innovation in Detroit

Date: July 17, 2020
Contact:David Turkell
ScaleHealth and MedHealth partner to provide a home for innovation in Detroit 
ScaleHealth, a health innovation ecosystem headquartered in Los Angeles, is partnering up with the health network in Detroit and Southwestern Ontario (Canada) to transform and re-envision healthcare.
DETROIT, Mich. —  ScaleHealth is proud to announce that they are teaming up with MedHealth to expand their network to Detroit, Michigan and Southwestern Ontario. ScaleHealth Communications Director David Turkell announced the expansion. “Our goal is to support and accelerate the growth of the Healthcare and MedTech innovation ecosystem of Southeastern Michigan and Southwestern Ontario  — bringing global investors and partners to the Detroit area and connecting Detroit entrepreneurs to the rest of the world,” said Turkell.  “Detroit is one of the world’s most transformative industrial centers, and we want to ensure that they are respected as a global leader in health.”

Paul Riser, founder of MedHealth, is looking forward to the opportunities the partnership will bring. “The partnership between MedHealthand Scale Health showcases the importance of collaboration and innovation in the healthcare industry. Given the shared purpose and complementary assets, this partnership will help catalyze the new frontier in healthcare innovation that’s in front of us all. With our unified approach that also engages our cross-border partners in Ontario, I’m beyond excited about our opportunity to accelerate the implementation of transformative solutions for the ultimate benefit of our communities.”

“The opportunity to bring the ScaleHealth ecosystem to the Detroit/Windsor-Essex area and, in turn, bring the region’s amazing healthcare innovators from MedHealth, TechTown, WeTech-Alliance and others to the world, is a true embodiment of our vision and mission,” said Taylor McPartland, CEO of ScaleHealth. “Through this partnership, we’re looking forward to continuing to build bridges and connect dots to ensure that health innovators have access to all of the resources they need to succeed and have a lasting impact on our communities.”

MedHealth Program Manager Stacey Frankovich will manage the efforts in Detroit. Frankovich said, “The partnership with MedHealth and ScaleHealth will open up additional opportunities for healthcare technologies to scale and grow through shared, critical connections in an effort to affect positive change in patient care.”


About ScaleHealth:

ScaleHealth is committed to improving global health. Included among ScaleHealth’s partners are many of the region’s most prominent healthcare providers and entrepreneurial executives including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Upfront Ventures, and Mayor Eric Garcetti. Just over a year ago, ScaleHealth opened a 15,000 square foot innovation space dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the healthcare ecosystem. Already, over 100 healthcare, life science, and medical device startups have joined the community to collaborate, build partnerships, secure investments, and implement their vision for a stronger, healthier region. ScaleHealth and participating startups aim to serve one million patients by 2025.

About MedHealth:

MedHealth is a regional collaboration connecting, convening, and educating the medical innovation ecosystem in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario to accelerate the adoption of technologies that improve quality of care and contribute to economic growth.