ORANGE, Calif. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alignment Healthcare, an integrated healthcare services company, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with St. Vincent's HealthCare, a ministry of Ascension, the nation's largest non-profit health system. Alignment will provide an advanced clinical model, designed for Medicare beneficiaries, that promises to lower cost and increase care quality for seniors.
The newly formed Medicare Advantage program is the first health system-based platform in the region. It will bring concierge level healthcare services to the citizens of Duval and Clay counties. Medicare consumers will receive access to personalized care through dedicated clinics focused on coordinated healthcare delivery with their primary care physicians.
"This is truly a unique partnership providing a highly integrated approach to the coverage and delivery of healthcare services to older adults in our community," said Kyle Sanders, President of St. Vincent's Southside and System VP of Population Health Management. "We believe this hands-on care model will help prevent illness, improve lives and also lower healthcare costs."
Alignment Healthcare is a fully integrated care coordination solution for population health management. The company is governed by respected leaders with more than 200 years combined experience in managed care, clinical care coordination, and post-acute care.
"Our strategic partnership with St. Vincent's HealthCare, and ability to provide an unrivaled care coordination model to seniors in Duval and Clay counties, will create a new care standard in Florida for mature adults," said John Kao, CEO of Alignment Healthcare. "Our program enables integration by creating alignment across all parties, so the patient's healthcare experience and clinical outcome improve commensurately. Together, St. Vincent's and Alignment are connecting the dots of population-based management – one patient at a time."
Of the approximately 170,000 Medicare-eligible seniors living in Duval and Clay counties, 30 percent are currently enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare enrollees will have options to select this program during the open enrollment period that begins in October of 2015.
To care for the area seniors, a select network of St. Vincent's HealthCare providers and hospitals will be available to members. Newly-constructed one-stop coordinated care centers will serve as the foundation of the provider network in Duval and Clay counties. Community physicians and other care providers will also be in the network to ensure seniors have access to a full continuum of care close to home.
About St. Vincent's HealthCare:
St. Vincent's HealthCare includes St. Vincent's Riverside, St. Vincent's Southside, St. Vincent's Clay County, St. Catherine Labouré Manor, St. Vincent's Primary Care, Consolidated Laboratories, St. Vincent's Ambulance Service, Seton Pharmacies and Consolidated Pharmacies. St. Vincent's Medical Center was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916 to provide health services to the sick and the poor of North Florida. St. Luke's Hospital, now St. Vincent's Southside, was founded in 1873 by three women who saw the need for medical care in the community. It stands as Florida's oldest private hospital. St. Vincent's HealthCare is a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system with 153,000 associates serving in 131 acute care hospitals.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering person-centered care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. In FY2014, Ascension provided $1.8 billion for the care of persons living in poverty and other community benefits programs. More than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 131 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities – in 23 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions, including physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.
About Alignment Healthcare:
Alignment Healthcare is dedicated to transforming the complex and confusing process of medical treatment so that every link in the healthcare continuum becomes more efficient, productive and effective. The company partners with providers, health plans, and hospitals to create a seamless, fast and easy-to-navigate healthcare experience, which results in happier, healthier and more satisfied patients. Based in Orange, California, Alignment Healthcare provides partners with a continuous end-to-end care program, including clinical care coordination, risk management capabilities, and IT enablement. For more information on Alignment Healthcare's unique ability to transform the system from within, visit www.ahcusa.com
SOURCE Alignment Healthcare