ORANGE, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alignment Healthcare, a company focused on improving the health of the Medicare population, announced that it has joined forces with HCA West Florida to better serve Medicare beneficiaries in three West Florida counties: Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota.
Starting Jan. 1, patients will have access to Alignment Healthcare services at seven HCA West Florida hospitals in the region, including Blake Medical Center, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Englewood Community Hospital, Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.
"We continue to look for ways to engage with insurers to bring even more value to patients' health care," said Peter Marmerstein, President, HCA West Florida. "By accessing these Alignment programs for chronic disease management, pre or post hospitalization services, we hope to see outcomes and overall patient experience improve for members."
In January, Alignment is slated to open six care centers in Florida — four in St. Petersburg, Largo, Bradenton and Sarasota, and two in Jacksonville — to provide concierge-level care to Medicare eligible beneficiaries. The Sarasota center is located in HCA's Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.
Alignment ensures that all points of a patient's care are coordinated and integrated. Alignment Healthcare physicians, called extensivists, are a resource for the patient and primary care physician (PCP), seeing patients when their PCPs are unavailable at an Alignment Healthcare Center, the hospital or the patient's home, as needed.
Alignment Healthcare Centers, designed to meet the needs of Medicare beneficiaries, offer personalized and comprehensive disease management programs for chronic conditions such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure, as well as wound care and pre-operative and post-hospitalization care.
"Our companies share a vision to provide high-quality, high-value health care for Medicare beneficiaries, and together, I believe we are better able to turn that vision into reality," said John Kao, CEO and president of Alignment Healthcare.
ABOUT HCA West Florida
HCA West Florida provides a complete continuum of high quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, caring for more than 1.1 million patients last year. HCA West Florida is the Tampa Bay region's largest healthcare system with 16 hospitals on 18 campuses, 20 ER locations, 14 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous imaging and occupational health sites, physician practices, medical education and teaching programs, regional lab, and consolidated service center. All 16 hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission and 9 hospitals earned distinction as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ last year. HCA West Florida is affiliated with HCA, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprised of locally managed facilities which include 166 hospitals and 113 surgery centers in 20 states and London.
ABOUT ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE
Alignment Healthcare and its subsidiaries are dedicated to transforming the complex and confusing process of medical treatment in the United States so that every link in the health care continuum becomes more efficient, productive and effective. Based in Orange, California, Alignment Healthcare provides partners across the country with a continuous end-to-end care program, including clinical care coordination, risk management capabilities and IT enablement. For more information, go to www.alignmenthealthcare.com.
Dawn Maroney, Alignment Healthcare
JC Sadler, HCA West Florida
SOURCE Alignment Healthcare