New Opportunities for Network Health
Finalizing a deal would open new opportunities for Network Health as well as the individuals and families covered by its healthcare plans. They would have access to an expanded network of care through Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in the Fox Valley, Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as Children’s Hospital services in Milwaukee.
Network Health provides commercial and Medicare Advantage health insurance plans to employers and individuals in northeastern Wisconsin. The company has been solely owned by Ministry Health Care since 2012.
“The anticipated transaction will position Froedtert Health and Ministry to jointly expand the Network Health service area into southeastern Wisconsin with Network Health offering Integrated Health Network as its provider network in southeast Wisconsin,” said Nick Desien, president and CEO of Ministry Health Care.
Integrated Health Network is a clinically integrated alliance of independent health systems, hospitals and physicians. Integrated Health Network includes the following Wisconsin organizations: Froedtert Health, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Columbia St. Mary’s, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Agnesian HealthCare and Ministry Health Care. It is one of the first multiple-system, accountable care networks in the country.
“We believe this partnership and expansion of Network Health will accelerate the growth of population health management programs in the communities we serve and we welcome the prospect of expanding our relationship and look forward to our continued discussions,” added Desien.
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Published October 2014