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Together Health Network Enters a Network Participation Agreement with Michigan Clinically Integrated Health Network

Southfield, MI – July 30, 2018, Together Health Network has executed a contract with Michigan Clinically Integrated Health Network (MCIHN). MCIHN is a network of 12 healthcare organizations located in 14 of Michigan’s rural counties. Many of these hospitals already have existing referral relationships with Together Health Network (THN) key providers Ascension, Trinity Health and Michigan Medicine. This affiliation now extends THN’s network reach into communities previously not covered by the organization’s statewide provider network such as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Thumb and Northeast corridor along Lake Huron.

According to Mark Casmer, Together Health Network Vice President, Network Development, “MCIHN’s presence in select rural counties provides outstanding network enhancements. Our two organizations are now able to care for more patients locally.”

Duke Anderson, MCIHN Board Chair, said, “Based upon demonstrated successes in rural accountable care organization programs, we want to pursue other value-based opportunities consistent with the direction in which Together Health Network is now leading our state. Many of our physicians are currently involved with Ascension St Mary’s in Tawas and Standish, Borgess out of Kalamazoo and University of Michigan – Metro Health in Grand Rapids.”

Dr. Kathleen Dunckel, MCIHN Medical Director, noted, “We look forward to working together to achieve the quadruple aim in our communities: improved health outcomes at lower cost, with greater patient and provider satisfaction.” This addition of MCIHN continues to expand Together Health Network’s hospital and physician coverage as Michigan’s most dominant clinically integrated health network.

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 41 hospitals and thousands of ambulatory centers and physician offices. For more information, visit http://www.togetherhealthnetwork.org/.

About Michigan Clinically Integrated Health Network
Michigan Clinically Integrated Health Network formalized operations in 2016, with a mission of supporting the members’ collective intention to enhance the quality of care for individuals, improve the health of our communities and lower the cost of care. MCIHN is comprised of 12 healthcare organizations including critical access hospitals, prospective payment system hospitals, and a federally qualified health center and their associated clinics and providers, including doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants serving rural Michigan. For more information, contact Sara Wright.