HAP Cements Relationship with All Trinity Health Hospitals
DETROIT –March 4, 2008 – Health Alliance Plan (HAP), one of Michigan's largest health plans, has now secured contracts will all of the Trinity Health hospitals in Michigan, an important step in HAP's extensive statewide provider network expansion.
"Trinity Health and HAP have worked together for decades to bring quality care and innovation to the southeast Michigan communities we serve," said Francine Parker, HAP president and chief executive officer. "These additional contracts further cement HAP's strong relationship with Trinity Health. We will work together on a statewide basis to bring innovative solutions that will drive quality improvement and expand access to affordable health care."
In southeast Michigan HAP has developed an incentive program to help support Trinity's implementation of electronic health records and use of a computerized prescription order entry and adverse drug event alert system in the hospitals.
HAP's newly contracted Trinity Health hospitals are:
- Battle Creek Health System, Battle Creek
- Mercy General Health Partners, Muskegon (www.mghp.com)
- Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids (www.smhealthcare.org)
- Mercy Hospital - Cadillac (www.mercycadillac.munsonhealthcare.org)
- Mercy Hospital – Grayling (www.mercygrayling.munsonhealthcare.org)
The new hospital contracts are welcome additions to HAP's existing contracts with six Trinity Health hospitals in southeast Michigan:
- St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor (www.sjmercyhealth.org)
- St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia (www.stmarymercy.org)
- Saint Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital, Saline (www.sjmercyhealth.org)
- Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, Howell (www.sjmercyhealth.org)
- St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac (www.stjoesoakland.org)
- Mercy Hospital, Port Huron
"Trinity Health is excited to expand our relationship with HAP statewide," said David Livingston, director of Managed Care, Trinity Corporate. "As our relationship grows beyond the boundaries of southeast Michigan, we will have more opportunities to collaborate with HAP in order to enhance the patient experience."
Linda Bailey, executive director of Westshore Health Network, the Physician Hospital Organization for Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon, echoed Livingston's comment. "Westshore Health Network looks forward to working with HAP to continue building accessible health care to residents of our service area," said Bailey. "Our clinical goals are aligned, and we are both dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered care."
About Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
Health Alliance Plan is one of Michigan's largest health plans. The nonprofit health plan serves more than 540,000 members and companies of all sizes through its flagship HMO and Medicare plans, and its subsidiaries, Alliance Health and Life Insurance Company and HAP Preferred Inc. Alliance offers fully insured, self-funded and experience-rated PPOs. Designed for self-funded employers, the HAP Preferred PPO network can be administered by Third Party Administrators (TPA) and Welfare Funds. HAP also offers PPO plans for individuals and consumer-driven health plans with health savings accounts.
Health care providers who are interested in contracting with HAP may contact Deborah Withrow, Vice President of Strategic Relationships, at 313-664-8379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is the fourth-largest Catholic health system in the country. Based in Novi, Mich., Trinity Health operates 43 acute-care hospitals, 379 outpatient facilities, 26 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in seven core states. Employing 44,000 full-time staff, Trinity Health reported .1 billion in unrestricted revenue and 3.0 million in community benefit ministry in fiscal year 2007. For more information about Trinity Health, visit www.trinity-health.org.
Susan Schwandt, APR
Health Alliance Plan
Public Relations Director