WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Susquehanna Health, a nationally recognized health system, has engaged Aegis Health Group to improve the health of their communities by aligning hospital programs with the needs of local employers. The Aegis program includes an on-site Employer Relations Specialist responsible for developing partnerships with area businesses and community groups.
As part of this partnership, Aegis will support the system’s four hospitals, which serve the north central Pennsylvania region. At the foundation of the program is OneCommunity, a population health website and innovative consumer engagement tool. It allows users to track their health and wellness activities, enables employers to anticipate and mitigate workforce health risks, and promotes strategic hospital service lines.
“A rise in high-deductible health plans and increased out-of-pocket costs for the employee has resulted in a greater focus on prevention, education and health management,” said Matt McLaughlin, director of Occupational Health for Susquehanna Health. “Our expert medical staff and strong community ties place Susquehanna Health in a perfect position to be a part of the healthcare solution for both local employers and their employees.”
“We have seen the success of this program in other hospitals across the country, and are excited about the opportunity to work with Susquehanna,” said Phil Suiter. “At a time when employers are looking for ways to control and understand healthcare costs, and hospitals are looking to impact market share, this is a meaningful program where the ultimate winner is a healthier community.”
Susquehanna Health is a four-hospital, integrated health system in north central Pennsylvania including Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center. The Health system encompasses 332 licensed acute and 259 long-term care beds, along with two skilled nursing units, home care division, physician services and ambulance service. The system provides high-quality, compassionate, accessible and cost-effective healthcare to thousands of residents in the region and has received national recognition for its healthcare leadership. To learn more, visit www.susquehannahealth.org.
About Aegis Health Group
Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with proven-effective population health and wellness strategies for 25 years. Its award-winning Population Health Management solutions enable hospitals to grow market share and revenue by identifying and intelligently managing the health risks of individuals within the community. Complementing this is Aegis’ nationally recognized Physician Relationship Management solution, supported by a physician data analytics solution, which strengthens alignment between hospitals and their physicians to drive service-line growth, enhance patient care, and provide timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis is available at www.AegisGroup.com or on their blog at www.aegishi4.com.