STAT+: Carbon Health dives into digital diabetes care with virtual clinic acquisition

As health care providers large and small prepare for a transition from virtual to in-person care, one startup is carefully hedging its bets. As it builds toward its goal to open 1,500 clinics by 2025, primary care provider Carbon Health has acquired digital diabetes clinic Steady Health, marking the company’s first foray into virtual care for chronic conditions.

Carbon also hired Nita Sommers, former health care partner at Khosla Ventures and president of elder home care company Honor, as its chief growth officer. Sommers previously served as a board member and adviser to virtual diabetes provider Omada Health. In May, Carbon hired Myoung Cha, former head of strategic initiatives for Apple’s health division, to serve as its new chief strategy officer and president of home-based care, as first reported by Insider.

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