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Seven New Jersey Hospital Systems Form Healthcare Transformation Consortium

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Virtua Health System are proud to partner on behalf of patients across New Jersey in the Healthcare Transformation Consortium (HTC).

This collaborative of health care organizations, each with self-funded employee health plans, are working together to address a growing challenge faced by many businesses across the state: how to ensure high-quality health care for our workforce while reducing the overall cost of providing health insurance and delivering care.

HTC participants worked together to select a common third-party administrator for their self-insured plans. In seeking a single carrier, the group aims to reduce the administrative cost of providing benefits, while developing unique delivery methods that can be replicated by organizations in other regions and states.

“As health care organizations that are collectively providing medical benefits to nearly 75,000 employees and families in New Jersey, we need to take the lead in improving the quality and affordability of care,” said Kevin Joyce, Vice President of Insurance Networks for Atlantic Health System. “By working closely with like-minded organizations, we can share best practices, learn from one another, and lead the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, using our own benefit plans as proving grounds.”

For more information about the member organizations of the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, visit them on the web:

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of more than 16,800 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system offers more than 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes 1,000 physicians and providers comprising one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey - Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners which work to enhance patient care delivery.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across seven health systems in New Jersey.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.