Henry Ford Health System has been named as a member of The Federation Care Network, a clinically integrated association of six not-for-profit health systems across Michigan that have joined together to provide an option to insurers and businesses.
The partners with providers to offer contracts based on value, as defined by better patient health, improved clinical outcomes and lower costs of care.
Henry Ford replaces Allegiance Health as a member of the federation, since Allegiance became part of the Detroit-based health system April 1. Henry Ford joins the following health systems that comprise the Federation: Bronson Healthcare (Kalamazoo), Covenant HealthCare (Saginaw), Lakeland Health (St. Joseph), MidMichigan Health (Midland), and Sparrow Health System (Lansing).
According to Bob Riney, COO of Henry Ford, “The Federation has an excellent model that allows for sharing best practices and clinical integration which, in turn, will make us more attractive to insurers and better able to serve our communities in an era where payment is based on outcomes and efficiency.”
With the addition of Henry Ford Health System, the group will include 21 acute care hospitals and more than 7,000 physicians.