Press Release: Community Health Innovations announces first ProvenHealth Navigator Practice-Based certified care manager in Monterey County

Press Release: Community Health Innovations announces first ProvenHealth Navigator Practice-Based certified care manager in Monterey County

MONTEREY, CA – Julie Da Silva, care manager team lead for Community Health Innovations (CH), a subsidiary of Community Hospital Foundation, is Monterey County’s first certified preceptor under the Geisinger/xG Health Solutions™ Advanced Case Management training program.

This certification is critical to building a strong team of local case managers who partner with healthcare providers to provide accessible, comprehensive, and coordinated care for patients. CHI has partnered with xG Health Solutions™, powered by Geisinger Health System, to focus on delivering the best healthcare possible to patients in Monterey County. By focusing on a model known as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), the patient becomes the center of an effort that includes an entire healthcare team, advanced health information technology, and evidence-based medicine.

“Certifying CHI’s care managers under Geisinger and xG Health’s Advanced Case Management training program is an important step in bringing proven care management competencies to our healthcare community,” said Liz Lorenzi, chief operating officer at Community Health Innovations. “Geisinger has established itself as an industry expert in developing results-based, innovative care models that benefit the patients and healthcare community, and we are dedicated to establishing local resources to assist healthcare providers and patients with reaching wellness-based initiatives.”

Members of the Geisinger –xG Health team are equally proud of Da Silva’s distinction. “We are very pleased to announce this certification and share Geisinger’s proven expertise and methodology with the patients and providers of Monterey County,” said Meg Horgan, senior vice-president of Advisory Services at xG Health Solutions.

About Community Health Innovations

Community Health Innovations (CHI) is a subsidiary of Community Hospital Foundation, the nonprofit parent company of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. CHI was founded to lead the transformation of healthcare in Monterey County from a system focused on “sick care” to one focused on wellness. In partnership with doctors and other providers, CHI is introducing integrated population management, an approach that brings together hospitals, doctors, and other providers to coordinate care, manage disease, and promote wellness throughout the healthcare continuum. Its mission is to achieve the Triple Aim in healthcare: Better health, better care, and lower costs.

About Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 207 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/

About xG Health Solutions™

xG Health Solutions’ mission is to help healthcare provider organizations become high-performing population health management systems and succeed more quickly under value- and performance-based payment models. Our consulting, healthcare data analytics, interpretation and reporting, and advanced care management services are based on Geisinger Health System’s methods, experience, and innovations that have produced best-in-class outcomes – lower cost, higher quality, reduced mortality and morbidity, and improved provider and patient satisfaction. For more information, visit www.xghealth.com, or follow the latest xG Health news and more on LinkedIn.

About Geisinger Health System

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As the nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 20,000 employees, including a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and the 310,000-member Geisinger Health Plan, all of which leverage an estimated $5.5 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.