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KETTERING – Kettering Health Network is collaborating with four of Ohio’s leading healthcare systems to create new ways to provide health services that will deliver higher quality, better health and greater value for Ohioans.

The Network has joined Health Innovations of Ohio (HIO), an independent, collaborative organization formed in 2012 by Catholic Health Partners (Cincinnati), Mount Carmel Health System (Columbus), Summa Health System (Akron), and University Hospitals (Cleveland). HIO’s founding health systems together reach more than 22 percent of Ohio’s healthcare market. With the addition of Kettering Health Network, HIO’s members will reach nearly 34 percent of Ohio’s healthcare market.

HIO is creating a new model of healthcare delivery that:

  • Focuses on continued, coordinated care instead of episodes of illness
  • Engages doctors, nurses, hospitals and other care providers in shared responsibility for keeping patients healthy
  • Encourages Ohioans to be involved with their healthcare providers in managing their health
  • Influences behavior changes that prevent illness
  • Creates a measureable difference in lower costs, higher quality and better outcomes

“Health Innovations Ohio members are leaders in improving health care for the people of Ohio,” said Jim Reber, president and CEO of HIO. “We welcome Kettering Health Network as our fifth partner focused on making real changes that lead to better care for our communities.”

“We are excited to be part of this inspiring and visionary organization,” said Fred Manchur, CEO of Kettering Health Network. “Working together with our health system partners, we can rapidly turn innovative ideas into real-life practice to offer patients even more effective and efficient care.”

Through its involvement with HIO, Kettering Health Network is targeting Senior Health by expanding access to provider-sponsored Medicare Advantage programs, and Medicaid Managed Care to bring these members the healthy benefits of aligned, coordinated care.

Kettering Health Network is a faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare system that improves quality of life through healthcare and education. The Network has eight hospitals: Grandview, Kettering, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Fort Hamilton, Kettering Behavioral Medicine and Soin, its newest hospital. Grandview, Southview and Kettering are ranked as U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals. Kettering is recognized as a 2014 Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospital, and a 2014 Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital.

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