About 2×2 Health
At 2×2 Health, we believe that individuals, families, patient advocates, and healthcare professionals are part of the same care team, one built on mutual respect and common goals. With the complexities of healthcare and the complicated, challenging information being delivered, we’re here to communicate, guide, translate, and advocate. By proactively empowering individuals and their families, we ensure they can make informed decisions and create better outcomes.
“I called 2×2 Health to help a patient as I felt their knowledge and expertise would be helpful for my patient and her family. Working with 2×2 Health has improved our communication with various specialists and expectations of the care plan. I highly recommend 2×2 Health and feel this is a valuable service that many patients and their families can benefit from.” – K.K.
Healthcare is intimate and intensely personal. It happens in the moments individuals and their families feel most vulnerable and have the most questions. We are privileged to provide premier, concierge-style care coordination. We’re here to change lives for the better.
We believe in being open hearted and open minded at the bedside, in the office and at the conference table. We welcome families and health care professionals and believe everyone is part of the same care team, one built on mutual respect and sharing a common goal. With the complexities of care and the complicated, challenging information being delivered, we’re there to communicate, guide, translate, and advocate. By proactively empowering individuals and their families, we ensure they can make informed decisions and create better outcomes.
Meet Beth and Wendy
“We want people to feel that they have control over their healthcare journey, because they really do. Each day we strive to help others navigate through the complexities of healthcare as we care for our clients and their families. In doing so, we are strengthening connections, making a significant difference, and taking care of ourselves while supporting others.”
Beth Myers is the founder and CEO of 2×2 Health: Private Health Concierge. She is also co-author of the international best-seller The Confident Patient. Throughout her career as a registered nurse, Beth spent nearly two decades in clinical, research and patient safety roles, including serving as the past president of nursing staff, transplant coordinator, and outpatient transplant clinical nurse manager. She also served as a pediatric intensive care unit critical care nurse and worked as a bariatric nurse coordinator.
Her experiences with the most complex patient cases, and the medical teams behind them, have provided context for The Confident Patient. Beth was recognized by Crain’s as one of the Top Women in Healthcare in Chicago. She has served as an expert for leading national and Chicago media, including Newsy, Modern Healthcare Magazine, Maria Shriver’s ‘Sunday Paper’, Healthcare Times, Chicago Health Magazine, Chicago Caregiving Magazine, ABC7, WGN, WBBM-AM and Windy City Live. Additional guest appearances include AARP Illinois, Becker’s Healthcare, Late Night Health and Speak Up and Stay Alive! podcasts.
She has presented to widely recognized groups including The Harvard Business School Club of New York, The Harvard Club of New York City, JP Morgan and the Illinois Ambulatory Nurse Practice Consortium, among others. Beth served as a panelist at the screening of “To Err is Human: A Patient Safety Documentary.” In addition to reviewing several books, Beth has co-authored chapters in “Experts & Influencers Series:Women’s Empowerment Edition”; “Experts & Influencers: Move Forward with a Purpose”; and “Highway to Heart, Humor and Honesty in Healthcare.”
Beth is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center, the Greater Chicago Advocates and the Greater National Advocates.She resides in Chicago with her husband and two children. She is excited to partner with individuals, families, and their medical teams so that informed decisions can be made with expertise, support, and peace of mind.
Wendy Benson is partner and COO at 2×2 Health: Private Health Concierge, culminating from her extensive experience as a leading healthcare executive and occupational therapist. She is also co-author of the international best-seller The Confident Patient.
Wendy brings vast clinical, administrative, financial, strategic planning and academic expertise as COO. Throughout her career she has served in a variety of roles and diverse settings from an occupational therapist and therapy director in neurological rehabilitation at a community hospital to VP of operations at Mount Sinai Hospital and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital to a senior administrator in the Department of Surgery and the Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center. In each role, Wendy has remained focused on comprehensive and patient-centric care.
She has been a featured expert in top media outlets in Chicago, including ABC7, WGN, Fox 32 Chicago, WBBM-AM, 560AM and Windy City Live, with mentions in Healthcare Times and Chicago Health Magazine. She has been a guest speaker with AARP Illinois and featured in nationally syndicated networks like Thrive Global and RHG Magazine and iHeart radio show, Empowering Women, Transforming Lives. Wendy has been a podcast guest on Becker’s Healthcare, Late Night Health and Speak Up and Stay Alive. She was a guest blogger in Maria Shriver’s ‘SundayPaper’ online community.
Wendy recognizes the power of open dialogue and has been invited to speak before accomplished groups including Harvard Business School Club of NewYork, The Harvard Club of New York City, JP Morgan and the Illinois Ambulatory Nurse Practice Consortium, among others, sharing insights with healthcare leaders, business executives and clinicians.
She has reviewed several books, and Wendy has co-authored chapters in “Experts & Influencers Series: Women’s Empowerment Edition”; “Experts & Influencers: Move Forward with a Purpose”; and “Highway to Heart, Humor and Honesty in Healthcare.”
Wendy is a faculty member in the Department of Health Systems Management within the College of Health Sciences at Rush University where she teaches the Patient Experience Master’s Level Course and enjoys mentoring emerging healthcare leaders. She serves on the Admissions Committee and as a Faculty Advisor at Rush University. She is a member of the Greater National Advocates, Greater Chicago Advocates and is a board member of The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center and Friends of Blaine.Wendy, her husband, and two daughters live in Chicago. A people person, she is passionate about quality, compassionate healthcare and values inclusivity and collaboration both personally and professionally.
Beth and Wendy have been featured on national news outlets sharing the 2×2 philosophy and empowering messages from their book ‘The Confident Patient.’
What’s the best way to prepare for your hospital discharge? 2×2 Health’s Wendy Benson shares insights and tips on how to make a smooth transition. Read more on Chicago Health!
Chicago Health – Keep Medical Records, Family History at the Ready In this issue of Chicago Health, Beth Myers shares tips on managing medical records, including how she made a family tree of medical conditions for her own family. “It’s easy to forget that information if it’s not written down. Keep reading!
Featured in Healthcare Times: Newly Released ‘The Confident Patient’ Navigates the Complexities of Healthcare
Beth and Wendy outline tips, resources and stories to ease anxieties and increase confidence. “On average, a typical doctor’s appointment lasts less than 15 minutes. Making the most of that opportunity is critical.”