Exeter Health Resources and its operating affiliates: Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, and Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, announced it has joined Granite Health and its partnership of five of the largest community based health systems in New Hampshire including Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, Concord Hospital in Concord, LRGHealthcare in Laconia and Franklin, Southern New Hampshire Health in Nashua, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover.
Kevin J. Callahan, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Exeter Heath Resources describes the new partnership with Granite Health as a positive step for Exeter Health Resources.
“Granite Health continues to be at the forefront of embracing innovative ideas to improve the health of New Hampshire communities,” says Callahan. “The Exeter Health Resources affiliates will bring a lot of new strengths and capacity to Granite Health. But even for successful, growing independent health care organizations there are significant benefits from joining with other successful locally independent organizations to share resources, knowledge, competencies and infrastructure. By joining Granite Health, we will be better equipped to face the challenges of an ever changing health care marketplace and help shape an even better future for New Hampshire’s health care system.”
Focused on a robust population health management program and achieving meaningful operational efficiencies for its members, Granite Health leverages its broad scope of services and scale to identify care gaps and unexplained variation in utilization, cost, and quality across its member health systems. By adding Exeter Hospital’s 38 communities in its primary service area, Granite Health member health systems serve 8 of the largest cities and over 120 towns in the state from Sandwich to Nashua and Washington to New Castle.
Rachel Rowe, President and CEO of Granite Health, has led the organization since its inception in 2011 and says, “We are thrilled to welcome Exeter Health Resources as our newest member. Throughout their 120 year history, Exeter Hospital has seen considerable growth and has become a leader in adopting effective tools to improve the health of their community.” Adding, “We have been working on population health management and operational efficiencies for over five years now. In the midst of a changing health care delivery system, we are excited to be growing and serving as a model for success.”
Mr. Callahan joins Granite Health’s board of directors which is comprised of the CEOs who represent each of Granite Health’s member health systems including Board Chair Gregory J. Walker at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Joseph Pepe, MD at Catholic Medical Center, Robert P. Steigmeyer at Concord Hospital, Kevin W. Donovan at LRGHealthcare, and Michael Rose at Southern New Hampshire Health.
About Exeter Health Resources
Exeter Health Resources is made up of three operating affiliates including: Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, and Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice. Each of the operating affiliates are committed to providing health care services that are innovative, progressive, and focused on quality and the well-being of the communities in the greater New Hampshire Seacoast.
Exeter Hospital is a 100 bed, community-based hospital serving New Hampshire’s Seacoast region. The hospital’s scope of care includes comprehensive medical and surgical health care services including, but not limited to: breast health, maternal/fetal and reproductive medicine, cardiovascular, gastroenterology, sleep medicine, occupational and employee health, oncology, orthopedics, general surgery and emergency care services. Exeter Hospital is accredited by DNV Healthcare, Inc., and is a Magnet®-recognized hospital. Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center is the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and high quality patient care.
Core Physicians is a community-based, multi-specialty group practice affiliated with Exeter Health Resources that provides comprehensive primary, specialty and pediatric dental care. More than 70 primary care providers and 60 specialists pursue exceptional patient satisfaction through clinical excellence at convenient locations throughout the Seacoast area.
Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice
Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is a community-based, home health and hospice agency providing individuals and families with the highest quality home care, hospice and community outreach programs within Rockingham County and the surrounding towns of Barrington, Lee and Durham.
About Granite Health
Granite Health is a partnership of six of the largest health systems in New Hampshire. Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, Exeter Health Resources, LRGHealthcare, Southern New Hampshire Health, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital are successfully collaborating to provide high quality, accessible care for patients and the highest level of health for their populations. They are also committed to their charitable mission and together provided over $200 million dollars in community benefits in 2015.
With their significant scale and broad scope of services, Granite Health has established a patient-centered population health management program to improve care, enhance the patient experience, and decrease overall cost of care by practicing evidence-based medicine. Their approach includes:
1. A sophisticated data driven strategy using claims and clinical information to identify populations in need of intervention and unexplained variation in utilization, cost, and quality across the system.
2. Learning collaboratives and identification of best practices for care coordination and patient engagement.
3. Evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice that target known gaps and unexplained variation in care.