STOCKTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alignment Health Plan, named one of California’s top four insurance companies in 2020 for Medicare Advantage by U.S. News & World Report, announced today that it has added St. Joseph’s Medical Center, a 355-bed regional hospital that is part of the Dignity Health system in San Joaquin County, to its provider network.
Based in Stockton, St. Joseph’s Medical Center is the largest hospital in the county and one of its largest private employers, specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services, and women and children’s services. A Fall 2019 recipient of the Leapfrog Group’s top "A" grade for patient safety, St. Joseph’s is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, which serves to help ensure and monitor the quality and safety of patient care in hospitals and clinics across the country.
Alignment Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage health plan based in Orange serving nearly 62,000 members, earned an overall 4.5- out of 5-star rating in 2020 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating. Its parent company, Alignment Healthcare, was named the fastest growing large private company in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal in 2019. Through high-touch care coordination and its proprietary command center technology AVA™, the company has created a model of health care delivery that improves quality of care and eliminates waste in the care system.
ABOUT ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. Joseph’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 355 beds, a physician staff of over 700, and more than 2,700 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services, and women and children’s services, St. Joseph’s is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. As a Sponsoring Institution for Graduate Medical Education, St. Joseph’s supports rapidly growing educational programs for both resident physicians and medical students. In addition to being nationally recognized as a quality leader, St. Joseph’s is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers. St. Joseph’s is the largest hospital, as well as one of the largest private employers in San Joaquin County. Founded in 1899 by Fr. William O’Connor and administered by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, St. Joseph’s continues to lead the region in medical innovation. St. Joseph’s Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, a system of ancillary care sites, medical foundations, and acute care hospitals serving California, Arizona and Nevada.
ABOUT ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE
Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. With offices and care centers across the country, Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers health plan options to California residents through Alignment Health Plan, and partners with select health plans in North Carolina to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit www.alignmenthealthcare.com.