Published On: Fri, Dec 9th, 2016

Josh Kushner’s Oscar Health Insurance Opens In Brooklyn



Josh Kushner‘s health startup Oscar Health Insurance has opened its first branch in Brooklyn. Josh is the brother of Jared Kushner and brother in law of Ivanka Trump.

The company opened the Oscar Center in Downtown Brooklyn, New York, which it boasts will provide health and wellness services and access to a primary care practice operated in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System. Available exclusively to Oscar members, the Center hosts walk-in appointments, basic mental health services, and wellness services and classes.

It must be hard being the “other Kushner.” Joshua’s brother Jared gets all the press because he runs the real estate empire and is married to the beautiful Ivanka Trump who could have been a super model. And now Jared is being touted as the kingmaker in the upcoming Donald Trump administration.

Well Joshua Kushner has been trying to make a name for himself through differentiation, specifically his startup Oscar Health Insurance which was formed in 2012 to provide “smart, simple, and personal healthcare to its members.”

Its new 6, 000-square foot facility has five exam rooms, three consult rooms, a lounge, a laboratory, and a multipurpose room to host wellness classes and events. The practice can host up to six physicians, and will also include a behavioral health specialist and several mid-level providers. The facility will be managed by Dr. Harry Ritter, Oscar’s VP of Care Delivery.

“The Oscar Center is a pivotal step towards our vision of creating a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience for our members, ” said Mario Schlosser, Oscar’s CEO and Co-Founder. “Linking our powerful systems and simple tools with a practice run in partnership with a first-rate provider system like Mount Sinai allows us to bring even greater accessibility and affordability to our members’ care. These connections empower doctors with richer patient data and analytics to improve patient health outcomes over time.”

“The Oscar Center underscores the commitment of both Mount Sinai Health System and Oscar to optimizing our patients’ health outcomes, ” said Niyum Gandhi, Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai. “By combining our clinical expertise with Oscar’s innovative technologies, we can collectively deliver exceptional care and a seamless experience to the people we serve and, in doing so, raise the bar for what consumers expect out of their healthcare.”


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