Joyce Nwatuobi is the CEO of ThriveHealth, based in Wisconsin, in the United States. Her mission is to improve patient care by creating a quality suite of telehealth products focused on specialty fields. Those fields would be kidney care and behavioral health. Both of these specialty fields are not easily accessible in community emergency rooms, prisons, and small clinics, where keeping a specialized physician/psychologist on staff is a reasonable budget item. Joyce is resolving that issue and making the connection to her telehealth platform easy for anyone, including allowing hospitals that already have a platform they use to acquire access to her service. This is where we realize that patient-centered care can actually happen in a digital world.
Joyce talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, about her work here in the US and her goal of moving ThriveHealth global to begin in her home continent, Africa.
Meet Joyce Nwatuobi. (29-minute video)
Joyce Nwatuobi’s Short Bio:
Joyce Nwatuobi is an accomplished healthcare executive, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of ThriveHealth, a digital health technology company headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. ThriveHealth is on a mission to improve access to care simply and securely through a suite of digital health products and services in Behavioral Health and Kidney Care.
Prior to founding ThriveHealth, Joyce was a Regional VP of Operations for Fresenius Kidney Care, the largest kidney care organization in the United States. She also worked as Senior VP of Finance Ops for Aurora Health Care, where she was responsible for revenues in excess of $2.8Billion across 9 hospitals and over 50 outpatient multi-specialty facilities.
Recognized as a Top 20 innovator in Telemedicine by the Technology Innovators Magazine, ThriveHealth is on a mission to tackle health equity, education, and access for the underserved. Through strategic partnerships with Strata Health, Waypoint Innovation, Black Doctors USA, and several healthcare providers, we facilitate the adoption and use of innovative digital solutions in the delivery of healthcare. Our customers range from large health systems to independent healthcare providers in both rural and urban communities.
Joyce Nwatuobi lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband, three children, and a Pitbull mix. She volunteers at the repairers of the breach, a daytime facility that provides healthcare, meals, clothing, and education for the homeless. She is also the founder of Fund Forty and Art for Hope international charity organizations which provide seed funds, coaching, and mentoring for women in abusive relationships.
Joyce Nwatuobi’s Contact:
President, Frontrunners Development, Inc.
Global Business Developer for Frontrunner Partnerships (UN SDG #17)