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Cano Health Achieves Age-Friendly Health Systems Distinction

Miami, FL – (September 8, 2022) – Cano Health, a leading value-based primary care provider and population health company, announced that it has achieved Level 2 (Committed to Care Excellence) recognition in 56 of its clinical sites as part of its participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative.

The Level 2 milestone recognizes clinical care settings that reliably provide high-quality, age-friendly care according to four elements, known as the 4Ms, for older adults. The 4Ms represent: 1-What Matters, 2-Medications, 3-Mentation, and 4-Mobility and act as a framework to make care for older adults manageable. They also identify core issues that should drive decision-making in caring for older adults. To achieve Level 2, the Age-Friendly Health System must have achieved a Level 1 recognition and submitted at least three months of counts of the number of older adults that have received care that included all 4Ms.

“Cano Health is committed to delivering the highest-quality, personalized, preventative primary care to our patients, especially our older adults,” said Dr. Richard Aguilar, Chief Clinical Officer at Cano Health. “This recognition validates that what we are doing clinically for older adults across the country follows the highest standards of reliable, evidence-based care and gives this patient population the best healthcare treatments, services and support available, as they deserve.”

Cano Health achieved accreditation as a national Age-Friendly Health Systems participant across its network of primary care clinics in January 2021, recognizing its work to improve healthcare for older adults, tailor care to avoid hospital readmissions, and achieve better overall patient outcomes.

The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative was launched by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, to help hospitals and other care settings implement a set of evidence-based interventions specifically designed to improve care for older adults.


About Cano Health 
About Cano Health Cano Health (NYSE: CANO) is a high-touch, technology-powered healthcare company delivering personalized, value-based primary care to more than 280,000 members. With its headquarters in Miami, Florida, Cano Health is transforming healthcare by delivering primary care that measurably improves the health, wellness, and quality of life of its patients and the communities it serves. Founded in 2009, Cano Health has more than 4,000 employees, and operates primary care medical centers and supports affiliated providers in nine states and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit or

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