Huntington Hospital and Providence St. Joseph Health today announced a new partnership agreement to enhance regional contracting opportunities with health plans and self-insured, large group employers interested in offering a Southern California-wide provider network. The agreement will increase access to the broad spectrum of services provided by the two organizations, whose service areas are complementary, and ensure an abundance of choice for consumers in Southern California by leveraging shared expertise.
This is not a merger or acquisition -- Huntington Hospital will remain independent of Providence St. Joseph Health with separate governance and operating structures. Under this agreement, Providence St. Joseph Health, with 12 hospitals, medical groups and numerous outpatient services across Los Angeles and Orange Counties, will contract exclusively with Huntington Hospital in the San Gabriel Valley for all acute care hospital and outpatient clinical services. The two organizations will work collaboratively to identify and implement improvement opportunities in the delivery of healthcare services in their respective regions.
“Huntington Hospital, along with our aligned physicians and ambulatory services, looks forward to working with Providence St. Joseph Health to provide excellent, cost-effective care to patients in the greater San Gabriel Valley,” said Stephen A. Ralph, president and chief executive officer, Huntington Hospital.
“Achieving our vision of creating community well-being through world-class health care means choosing partners who reflect our commitment to excellence, and Providence St. Joseph Health is nationally recognized for quality outcomes and patient safety.”
“We are seeking like-minded partners, who are interested in working with Providence St. Joseph Health to improve health in our communities,” said Erik G. Wexler, Chief Executive, Providence St. Joseph Health, Los Angeles region. “Huntington Hospital is the premier hospital in the San Gabriel Valley, and we are both committed to excellence, compassion and innovation in advancing health care.”
Providence St. Joseph Health is an organization formed last year uniting Providence Health & Services, based in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif.,-based St. Joseph Health System.
About Providence St. Joseph Health
Providence St. Joseph Health is committed to providing for the needs of the communities we serve, with a special focus on those who are poor and vulnerable. Providence St. Joseph Health combines Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health and includes a diverse family of organizations. This includes more than 111,000 people who serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics, two health plans and hundreds of programs and services in Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. This unique not-for-profit organization is transforming health care for the future through digital innovation, population health, mental health, specialty institutes and clinical quality. Each year Providence St. Joseph Health works to provide care and services where they are needed most, including investments in community benefit that in 2016 totaled more than $1.6 billion. Visit Providence St Joseph Health at PSJHealth.org.
About Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.org, is a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, California. We believe in caring for the physical, mental and social well-being of every individual in our community. For 125 years our outstanding doctors, nurses and staff have provided state-of-the-art medical care for each stage of life. Our nationally ranked services include neurology, orthopedics, maternal and child health, cardiovascular care, cancer care and advanced robotic surgery. As a teaching hospital, we are at the forefront of new advances in medicine. We are named among the top hospitals in the nation and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News and World Report. As part of our non-profit mission, we provide significant benefits to the communities we serve, often in the form of free and part-pay hospital care for the uninsured and those with limited means. Learn more about us on Facebook www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter @huntingtonnews.