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Salem Regional Joins Mercy Health’s Clinically Integrated Network

SALEM, Ohio – Salem Regional Medical Center is joining Mercy Health Select, the Cincinnati-based hospital system’s clinically integrated network.

Through Mercy Health Select, member hospitals and health-care systems share data and best practices, as well as participation in value-based contracts Mercy Health has with Medicare Advantage and commercial and employee health-care plans.

“Salem Regional Medical Center chose to collaborate on this initiative with Mercy Health Select so that we can work together on behalf of our region’s patients to help reduce the costs of health care, while enhancing quality and patient care outcomes,” said Salem Regional President and CEO Dr. Anita Hackstedde in a release. “As health care continues to transform, physicians and hospitals need to work in a more collaborative fashion to prevent disease and improve the health of our communities. This initiative enables Mercy Health and SRMC to each continue to best serve our patients while remaining true to our mission and vision as organizations.”

Salem Regional Medical Center will remain an independent hospital, the release noted.

Mercy Health’s clinically integrated network includes more than 2,700 health-care providers, 24 hospitals, 114 skilled nursing centers and 36 home health agencies in Ohio and Kentucky.

“Having SRMC join the Mercy Health Select organization is a great opportunity for us as health care providers to learn together and progress in the health care environment in which we live today,” said Donald Kline, CEO of Mercy Health – Youngstown, in a statement. “We want our providers to work towards value-based health care, keeping costs low and maintaining high-quality of care for those in the Valley.”

Copyright 2019 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.