ProMedica Named the Second Most Integrated in the United States
posted on: 11/28/2011TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2011 – ProMedica has been named the nation’s No. 2 most Integrated Healthcare Network (IHN), according to results of the 2011 survey conducted by SDI, the nation’s premier rating system that evaluates IHNs based on performance level and degree of integration. ProMedica has ranked in the Top 10 for the past nine years, earning the No. 1 ranking in both 2005 and 2007.
“Integration is essential to long-term success in providing high-quality care, lowering costs and increasing access in the most appropriate setting,” says Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE, president and chief executive officer. “That’s what makes this distinction particularly meaningful.”
The SDI IHN rating system ranks local and regional, non-specialty integrated healthcare networks to identify critical success factors in the following categories: integration, outpatient utilization, integrated technology, physician participation, contractual capabilities, hospital utilization, services and access, and financial stability. This year, ProMedica earned the maximum possible score in the first five of the eight assessment categories listed above.
This 2011 achievement not only places ProMedica in the No. 2 ranking nationally, but also in the No. 1 slot in the Midwest.
ProMedica, a mission-based organization that is ranked the No. 2 most integrated health system in the U.S., was formed in 1986 and is a Toledo, Ohio-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization with nearly 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians and more than 306 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. ProMedica serves more than 2.73 million patients annually and includes 11 hospitals; ProMedica Continuum Services with senior, hospice, rehabilitation, and integrative services; ProMedica Physicians, a network of more than 315 primary care and specialty physicians; and Paramount Health Care, the largest HMO in northwest Ohio.