We are a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working for you.
Our leadership team embodies the stellar dedication we have for the advancement of healthcare. With diversified expertise on hand we have been able to accelerate growth and enhance quality outcomes.
“This program has changed my life. I used to wake up scared, I was afraid all the time. I feel better knowing someone is monitoring me.”B.O.C.
67 year old woman with advanced COPD, oxygen dependence, and social isolation concerns.
Anthony J. Bacchi, M.D.
Founder & CEO
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Rachel Mcintosh, RN, BSN
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Technology
Christopher Ragucci, Esq.
Director of Fulfillment
Anthony J. Bacchi, M.D.
Dr. Bacchi was the Founder and Chairman of Manhattan-based MagnaCare LLC, the third largest provider network in New York, covering 1.4 million lives. He also is the former medical director of New York Trades Council / Association of New York City Health Centers, Inc. and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young during his tenure. Dr. Bacchi’s commitment to improving quality of patient care while reducing costs and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions led to the development of the TeliStat™ Restorative Care Unit (TRCU), which revolutionized patient care in Skilled Nursing Facilities.
The TRCU was designed to dramatically improve the quality of patient care and reduce readmissions to hospitals for patients by leveraging a combination of people, process, and technology. The TeliStat™ concept received a $4.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Health that was matched with a Federal grant of $4.5 million to replicate the successful TeliStat™ model throughout New York State. The program was independently audited and showed a reduction of readmission rates from the New York State average of 21% to less than 6% for 3 years on over 1000 patients.
Based on the success of the TeliStat™ nursing home program, Dr. Bacchi developed integrated technology, incorporating a cardiac patch and other devices to provide monitoring services when patients were discharged back into their homes.
Out of this technological development, MonitorMe™ was born.
The MonitorMe™ concierge program works in tandem with a Monitoring Intervention Center (MIC) which continuously monitors patient data at our corporate headquarters in New York, allowing for immediate medical intervention by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Through the MIC, a physician’s understanding of a patient’s health is no longer limited to a moment or day of testing, but can now be informed by longitudinal, real-time data collected seamlessly from wearable sensors.
Dr. Bacchi continues to be a disruptive force in the industry with over 40 years’ experience creating innovative healthcare programs and building successful organizations from the ground up.
Over the past 30 years, Mr. Michelen has held numerous executive leadership positions across the healthcare industry, including regulatory, hospital administration, Medicaid managed care, and long-term care. Prior to joining ImagineMIC, Mr. Michelen was CEO of AetnaBetter Health of NY, as well as CEO of Amerigroup NY.
Ms. Bacher is a highly accomplished, results-oriented, senior-level accounting and financial management executive with 20 years of healthcare experience. She comes to us from Health Quest Systems, Inc./Nuvance Health, where she served for 19 years in various leadership positions, including Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Bacher holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Fairfield University in Connecticut and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University in New York.
Rachel Mcintosh, RN, BSN
Rachel McIntosh has over fifteen years of experience as a registered nurse, with an initial focus in emergency nursing followed by a career focused on Transformation Care Initiatives. Prior to initiation of a career in healthcare, Ms. McIntosh was a business manager with the Samsonite Corporation. Ms. McIntosh also holds expertise in the field of Project Management. A seasoned Project Manager, Ms. McIntosh’s work evidences her unique merger of business, clinical and management acumen. Prior to joining the MonitorMe™ team, Ms. McIntosh was responsible for leading key strategic initiatives for Health Quest that were designed to improve care transitions while reducing avoidable acute care admissions and decreasing unnecessary inpatient acute care days. Ms. McIntosh has long been committed to creatively and safely improving healthcare outcomes while meeting quality and efficiency targets.
Mr. Sousa is an experienced I.T. professional and Software Engineer, having worked with startups in the Hudson Valley to large companies such as LexisNexis – Martindale Hubble, and has extensive experience across industries from manufacturing to education and healthcare. Mr. Sousa is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary College with a B.S. in Information Technology and a minor in Business Administration and holds his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Before Joining MonitorMe™, Mr. Sousa served as an Executive Director at Marist I.T., overseeing a team of software engineers and architects responsible for various web applications and learning management systems.
Christopher Ragucci, Esq.
Mr. Ragucci presently serves as President of VetvitalsPro, a division within ImagineMic, and Special Counsel. Mr. Ragucci brings a wide breadth of business and legal experience to the MonitorMe™ team. Christopher was previously a partner at the firms of O’Connor & Partners, PLLC and Wolfson, Egitto & Ragucci, P.C., focusing his practice on civil litigation matters. Mr. Ragucci also presently serves as Legislative Counsel to the Ulster County Legislature.
Oliver is the Director of Fulfillment at MonitorMe where he oversees all fulfillment functions across the organization while working closely with various departments to coordinate and improve overall patient care and customer experience. Oliver is a graduate of Marist College with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Environmental Policy.
Kristina has been working in healthcare operations since 2006. Her experience ranges from front office management and medical provider administrative support, to aiding in multiple practice EMR transitions. Her interest in new technologies and groundbreaking healthcare preceded her position as a Project Manager at MonitorMe™.
Deepika Katake is a System Engineer at MonitorMe™ providing technical support to executive members for the development of software and hardware products including the engineering of systems architecture.
Jodi Longto is the Executive Assistant at MonitorMe™. She brings with her years of experience in leadership, civic engagement, public service and intergovernmental affairs throughout the Hudson Valley. Her knowledge is a welcome addition to the MonitorMe™ team.
Jamie Pulver is a staff accountant at Monitor MeTM and is a recent graduate of Marist College with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He is responsible for the recording of financial transactions, preparing journal entries, reconciliations, and manages accounts payable. Mr. Pulver works under the supervision of Monitor Me's Chief Financial Officer, Katherine Bacher.