FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2018
Mary Beth Romig Haskins, Public Relations Director
(504) 896-2759 (office); (504) 606-8430 (cell)
Continuing to seek ways to enhance healthcare in the Greater New Orleans region and improve outcomes for patients, LCMC Health is proud to introduce its new clinically integrated network (CIN): LCMC Healthcare Partners, LLC. The CIN represents a collection of health providers, including physicians employed by one of LCMC Health’s five-member hospitals, community physicians, hospitals, and post-acute specialists, who share a vision of improving care and reducing healthcare costs, primarily through a focus on preventative medicine, robust care coordination, and chronic disease management to ensure the ongoing wellness of their patient community.
“At LCMC Health, our highly motivated providers are committed to improving care delivery and enhancing the health of our patient populations through an emphasis on preventative measures that will help to identify and mitigate risks earlier, resulting in better health outcomes and lowering cost to patients,” said Dr. John Heaton, President of Clinical and System Operations at LCMC Health. “In pursuit of these goals, we are investing in the population health infrastructure and resources required for successful value based patient management.”
LCMC Health and its community physician partners serve all patient populations across Louisiana and the Gulf South, including the region’s growing elderly population, and provides a safety-net organization for individuals on Medicaid, the uninsured and the underinsured. The organization is also a major provider of pediatric services and operates Children’s Hospital, the state’s only free-standing pediatric hospital.
In part of its CIN development strategy, LCMC Health chose Lumeris, the industry leader in value-based care solutions, as a partner in developing and operationalizing its service model.
“We selected Lumeris as our partner because of its ability to consistently deliver better clinical outcomes and superior financial results for its clients,” said Dr. Heaton. “This decision is one in a recent series of investments that LCMC Health has made in addressing the health needs of the Greater New Orleans region.”
“We were impressed by the commitment of LCMC Health’s providers to accelerate population health initiatives across greater New Orleans and the Gulf South,” said Art Glasgow, president and chief operating officer for Lumeris. “Our team is excited to work with LCMC Health and help them realize their vision of a CIN that simultaneously reduces the cost of care, promotes wellness, and increases patient and physician satisfaction.”