61 Integrated Health Systems to Know - 61 Integrated Health Systems to Know- Pt. 2


Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Six-hospital Inova Health System has more than 16,000 employees, including more than 150 physicians in the Inova Medical Group. The health system is engaged in several community initiatives, including Partnership for Healthier Kids, a collaboration of 100 schools and a dozen business and government organizations that provide affordable care for medically underserved children. Inova's Health Information Partnership is a program with Fairfax County Public Library, established to improve community access to health information.

Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City).
Intermountain Healthcare has 23 hospitals, 165 clinics and a variety of other medical facilities. The health system has more than 32,000 employees and more than 800 physicians and caregivers in its Intermountain Medical Group. In addition, Intermountain offers health insurance through SelectHealth, which includes individual, employer and federal employee plans. In February, the health system opened the Intermountain Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research, which centralized 60 full-time health IT positions.

Jackson Health System (Miami). With more than 12,000 employees, Miami-Dade County-owned Jackson Health System serves patients at six hospitals, four primary care centers, 17 school-based clinics and numerous other access sites. The system, which is affiliated with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, also has the county's only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center and the only burn center in south Florida. In addition to direct care, Jackson offers the JMH Health Plan, an HMO.

Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Kaiser Permanente is comprised of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and The Permanente Medical Groups, a physician-owned and operated practice. As of 2010, Kaiser had 36 hospitals; 533 medical offices; and roughly 15,800 physicians and 167,000 employees. The system has been a pioneer in electronic health records, and its KP HealthConnect is the largest private EHR in the world. Kaiser also won the HIMSS Organization Davies Award in 2011 for its implementation and use of health IT.

Legacy Health System (Portland, Ore.). Legacy Health System, the largest non-profit, community-owned health system in the Portland/Vancouver area, includes six hospitals and more than 50 medical clinics, among other facilities. It employs more than 9,500 people and has approximately 2,500 physicians on medical staff. Legacy Medical Group consists of more than 300 physicians and other providers, including nearly 100 hospitalists. In 2007, Legacy Health System began transforming its primary care clinics into patient-centered medical homes and is continuing to promote this new model of care.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.).
Lehigh Valley Health Network cares for patients in three hospitals, 40 primary and specialty clinics, retail health clinics through a partnership with Geisinger Health System and numerous other facilities. It has 9,500 employees and 1,100 primary care and specialty physicians, 400 of whom are employed. LVHN also offers Health Spectrum Pharmacy Services at three locations and Valley Preferred — a PPO. In March, LVHN began a telemedicine partnership with Blue Mountain Health System in Palmerton and Lehighton, Pa., and in April it partnered with Phoebe Ministries in Allentown, Pa., for teleneurology.

McLaren Health Care (Flint, Mich.). McLaren Health Care has nearly 150 facilities, including nine hospitals and more than 100 primary and specialty centers. The health system employs 15,000 people — 50 of which are primary care physicians and specialists in the McLaren Medical Group — and has more than 10,000 network physicians. McLaren Health Care also offers the McLaren Health Plan, which includes commercial and Medicaid HMOs; a medical malpractice insurance company; and nearly 500 residency and fellowship positions.

MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). MedStar Health consists of nine hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses. The system includes MedStar Physician Partners, a network of more than 100 physicians; MedStar Family Choice, a managed care organization; and MedStar Pharmacy, among other services. With more than 26,000 associates and 5,300 affiliated physicians, it is one of the largest employers and one of the largest health systems in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health also features MedStar Partners, a program through which the health system develops business relationships with diverse local businesses.

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is the largest non-profit healthcare system in Texas, with 11 hospitals, 10 surgery centers, 27 sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, 12 diagnostic laboratories, 21 imaging centers and more. The system employs nearly 20,000 people, has more than 4,000 medical staff members and more than 3,500 independent physicians in its Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers. In addition, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is the teaching hospital for The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Mercy (St. Louis). In Sept. 2011, networks of care including St John's Mercy Health Care began a brand change to "Mercy" to more clearly reflect the integration of its facilities. Mercy has more than 400 clinic and hospital locations across seven states, employs 38,000 people and has 1,500 physicians. Mercy Clinic includes thousands of physicians and teams across the Mercy system. In October, Mercy announced plans to build the nation's first virtual care center — a $90 million facility that would consolidate Mercy's existing telemedicine programs and new telehealth projects. The center, which is expected to open in two-and-a-half years, is estimated to cost $90 million with an additional investment of $590 million in technology.

Mercy Health System (Janesville, Wis.). Mercy Health System features 64 facilities, including three hospitals and multiple specialty centers and clinics. The system has proposed a $115 million, 70-bed hospital in Crystal Lake, Ill., which would extend its geographic reach. Mercy Health System employs nearly 4,000 people, 285 of whom are physicians. It offers several insurance products, including an HMO, Medicare supplement and Medicaid HMO.

Methodist Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.). Methodist Healthcare is comprised of seven hospitals and multiple home health agencies and outpatient clinics. It has 10,000 employees, 2,000 physician partners and teaching partnerships with the University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis. The health system also includes Health Choice, a joint venture with MetroCare Physicians, which is the exclusive managed care contracting organization for Methodist Healthcare. In October, Methodist Healthcare partnered with The West Clinic to offer integrated cancer services, and in the process gained 110 West Clinic employees as Methodist Healthcare associates.

MultiCare (Tacoma, Wash.). With more than 9,300 employees, including 327 physicians, MultiCare is the largest private employer in Pierce County. It also employs more than 1,000 physician specialists. The system has more than 93 sites of care, including four hospitals, 16 primary clinics and many outpatient centers and clinics. MultiCare also includes MultiCare Consulting Services, a company providing revenue cycle strategy for healthcare providers. In October, MultiCare became one of the first systems in Washington to meet meaningful use through the implementation of its electronic health record system, MultiCare Connect.

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (Great Neck, N.Y.). Fifteen-hospital North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is the country's second-largest non-profit secular healthcare system, based on number of beds. Its Center for Learning and Innovation is the healthcare industry's largest "corporate university" and its Patient Safety Institute is the country's largest patient simulation center. With more than 43,000 employees, the health system is the largest employer on Long Island. North Shore-LIJ Health System also has more than 9,000 physicians and nursing school affiliations with 15 colleges and universities.

NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). NorthShore University HealthSystem has approximately 9,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians, including more than 700 physicians in the NorthShore Medical Group. The health system is also the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. In 2003, NorthShore was among the first in the United States to successfully launch a system-wide electronic medical record, which is called NorthShoreConnect.

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Northwestern Memorial HealthCare includes two hospitals, a physician group, an insurance company and a managed care contractor. Its Northwestern Memorial Hospital employs more than 7,000 people, has approximately 1,600 affiliated physicians and is the primary teaching hospital for Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. In December, the hospital announced that its proposed outpatient care pavilion could create more than 650 new permanent positions. The system's Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital includes 1,862 employees and 600 physicians; Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group consists of 97 physicians in 15 medical offices.

Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Novant Health includes 13 hospitals and a medical group with 1,117 physicians in 360 clinic locations across North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia, in addition to other care facilities. It also offers Novant Health Shared Services, a company that partners with hospitals to improve operations and finances. In November, Novant Health partnered with MedStar Health and Sentara Healthcare to create MNS Supply Chain Network, designed to reduce the health systems' supply expenses and improve efficiency.

OSF HealthCare (Peoria, Ill.). OSF HealthCare has more than 12,000 employees and includes OSF Healthcare System, OSF Medical Group, OSF Home Care Services and other entities. OSF Healthcare System consists of seven hospitals and medical centers, one long-term care facility and two colleges of nursing. OSF Medical Group includes more than 600 employed physicians and other providers at more than 50 office sites and eight LLC corporations. OSF Healthcare System has also developed relationships with community hospitals, called Independent Affiliates, to collaborate on care while maintaining each organization's independence and governance.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services (Albuquerque, N.M.). Presbyterian Healthcare Services includes eight hospitals, a health plan and Presbyterian Medical Group. The medical group has more than 500 employed physicians and practitioners at 30 different locations and is the fastest growing medical group in the state. The health system is a pioneer in the state in other ways as well, serving as the only private, non-profit healthcare system, the largest provider of healthcare and the largest managed care organization in New Mexico.

ProMedica Health System (Toledo, Ohio). ProMedica Health System consists of 306 facilities, including 11 member and affiliate hospitals. The health system has more than 14,000 employees and approximately 1,650 physicians, including more than 315 physicians in its medical practice, ProMedica Physicians. The health system also offers Paramount, a regional maintenance organization in northwest Ohio, and the Academic Health Center, an academic collaboration with The University of Toledo.

Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Providence Health & Services has 27 hospitals, 214 physician clinics, 22 assisted living and long-term facilities and 13 hospice and home health agencies. Spanning five states — Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington — Providence Health & Services employs nearly 53,000 people, including 1,358 employed physicians. In October, Providence formed an innovative partnership with Seattle-based Swedish Health Services in which both organizations collaborate on healthcare services while retaining their individual identities.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare (Charleston, S.C.). Roper St. Francis Healthcare has 90 facilities and physician offices, including four hospitals with plans to build another. The health system has nearly 800 physicians and employs more than 5,100 people, making it Charleston's largest non-governmental, private employer. The system also includes Physician Partners, a network of more than 180 physicians, and Wellness Partners, which provides care to businesses' employees.

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