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New West Michigan Partner Joins Together Health Network

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Michigan’s largest clinically integrated network broadens its West Michigan geographic coverage.

Southfield, MI –March 15, 2018, Together Health Network (http://www.togetherhealthnetwork.org) Southfield-based Together Health Network today announced that Metro Health Integrated Network, the clinically integrated network for Metro Health – University of Michigan Health,  has joined their statewide clinically integrated network.

According to Together Health Network President and CEO Scott Eathorne, “Bringing Metro Health – University of Michigan Health onto our team of providers has considerably strengthened Together Health Network’s West Michigan presence and coverage. Their main campus on the outskirts of Grand Rapids off the M-6 freeway is one of Michigan’s newest and most innovative facilities designed to support and care for patients, families and the many communities they serve.”

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, an affiliate of University of Michigan Health, offers the region integrated access to a world-class system of leading edge healthcare services with its patient-centric, holistic approach. Metro Health Integrated Network represents Metro’s integrated healthcare system serving communities in and around the Grand Rapids area with award-winning care. This new membership adds over 300 new physicians to Together Health’s statewide network of caregivers.

Frank Belsito, D.O., MMM, Metro Health Integrated Network Medical Directory and Chief Physician Executive, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, said, “Our philosophy of being a patient-centered and physician-directed institution that fosters a collaborative environment between our hospital and physicians is an excellent fit with Together Health Network’s mission and vision.”

About Metro Health – University of Michigan Health: As an affiliate of University of Michigan Health, Metro Health offers the region integrated access to a world class system of leading edge healthcare services with its patient-centric, holistic approach.  The 208-bed hospital anchors the Metro Health Village in Wyoming, Michigan, serving more than 250,000 patients annually from across West Michigan and beyond. More than 61,000 emergency patients are treated each year. Primary care and specialty care services are provided at 30 locations throughout West Michigan. More than 500 physicians on staff provide state-of-the-art treatment for cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke and trauma. Specialty services include neurosciences, pulmonology, gastroenterology, cardiology, endocrinology, bariatrics, orthopedics and wound care. The hospital is committed to promoting health and wellness through the work of the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, Live Healthy community outreach classes and educational programs. For more information visit www.metrohealth.net, follow us on Twitter @MetroHealthGr and like the hospital on Facebook.com/MetroHealth.

About Together Health Network

Together Health Network’s objective is to improve both health and care for Michigan residents by facilitating relationships within its network of physician organizations, health systems, insurers, patients, and health providers. At the core of Together Health Network’s culture are clinicians connected by a common purpose and meaning; they lead with a team-based care approach, which is based on a shared commitment and vision of positive outcomes. It is estimated that 75% of Michigan residents are within 20 minutes of one of the network’s 30 hospitals and thousands of ambulatory centers and physician offices. For more information, visit http://www.togetherhealthnetwork.org.

Together Health Network Announces New Board Member

Dr. Gary Druskovich M.D., M.B.A., Chief Physician Officer, Borgess Health accepts appointment to Together Health Network’s Board of Directors  

Southfield, MI – March 5, 2018, Together Health Network (http://www.togetherhealthnetwork.org) announces the appointment of Dr. Gary Druskovich as the organization’s new Board of Directors/vice chairman. Dr. Druskovich is an anesthesiologist who was in private group practice for 27 years. He then became the clinical leader for both hospital and ambulatory physicians at Borgess Health. As clinical leader at Borgess Health, Dr. Druskovich serves in dyad relationships with the Chief Nurse Executive at Borgess Medical Center and with the Administrative President of West Michigan Ascension Medical Group. After graduating from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Dr. Druskovich completed his residency at the University of Michigan. He recently completed his Master’s of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Druskovich served nine years on the Board of Directors of Borgess Health and is passionate about Ascension Health’s mission to serve the poor and vulnerable.

“Gary is yet another respected physician and health industry visionary to join our talented Board of Directors,” said President and CEO of Together Health Network, Scott Eathorne, MD. “Dr. Druskovich’s appointment strengthens Together Health Network’s West Michigan ties. His strategic and medical expertise will play an important role in Together Health Network’s long-range planning. His passionate commitment to our organization’s continued growth is an unbelievable asset in helping us reshape the future of health and care in Michigan.”

About Ascension Michigan 
Borgess is a part of Ascension.  In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 26,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided almost $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2017. Serving Michigan for over 140 years, 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 compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

About Together Health Network

Together Health Network’s objective is to improve both health and care for Michigan residents by facilitating relationships within its network of physician organizations, health systems, insurers, patients, and health providers. At the core of Together Health Network’s culture are clinicians connected by a common purpose and meaning; they lead with a team-based care approach, which is based on a shared commitment and vision of positive outcomes. It is estimated that 75% of Michigan residents are within 20 minutes of one of the network’s 30 hospitals and thousands of ambulatory centers and physician offices. For more information, visit .

 

Oakland Southfield Physicians partners with Together Health Network

Michigan’s largest clinically integrated network adds Oakland Southfield Physicians to its network.

Southfield, MI – March 5, 2018, Together Health Network (http://www.togetherhealthnetwork.org) Southfield-based Together Health Network today announced that Oakland Southfield Physicians (OSP) an association of physicians serving families throughout southeast Michigan has joined their clinically integrated network.

Together Health Network President and CEO Scott Eathorne said, “By adding OSP to our network of physician organizations, we are further strengthening our contract management experience.  Their team-centric care model and coverage in Southeast Michigan helps to solidify our network of physician organizations and value proposition of providing the best health and care for employers in the region.”

Dr. Jerome Frankel DO, OSP’s Chief Medical Director added, “As an association of independently practicing physicians where patient health and welfare are the primary focus, our two organizations share a common approach and philosophy. We are excited to participate in Together Health Network’s team of physicians and care givers. Partnering with them serves our organization with its goal of continuous improvement in providing the most advanced and collaborative care practices.”

About Oakland Southfield Physicians

Oakland Southfield Physicians (OSP) is an association of independently practicing physicians who provide primary care to thousands of families in southeastern Michigan. Administrative Network, Inc. (ANI) is a private company formed to serve Oakland Southfield Physicians as its business organization. Its staff members are experts at managing the complicated requirements of the health insurance industry. They provide customized services to support OSP physicians. Physicians furnish patient care services through their own independently owned and operated medical practices located throughout southeastern Michigan. For more information on OSP, please visit www.ospdocs.com

About Together Health Network

Together Health Network’s objective is to improve both health and care for Michigan residents by facilitating relationships within its network of physician organizations, health systems, insurers, patients, and health providers. At the core of Together Health Network’s culture are clinicians connected by a common purpose and meaning; they lead with a team-based care approach, which is based on a shared commitment and vision of positive outcomes. It is estimated that 75% of Michigan residents are within 20 minutes of one of the network’s 30 hospitals and thousands of ambulatory centers and physician offices. For more information, visit http://www.togetherhealthnetwork.org/.