Healthcare Collaboration: Creating Jobs, Improving Healthcare Quality and AccessOperation Action U.P. Annual Meeting , January 29, 2010 Rick Ament, FACHE, President/CEO Bell Hospital Gary Muller, FACHE, President and CEO Marquette General Health System Dennis Smith, President & CEO Upper Peninsula Health Plan and Upper Peninsula Managed Care
Healthcare’s Economic Impact:Statewide Healthcare is now the largest single employer in Michigan: 515,700 direct jobs and 278,500 related jobs $36.7 billion a year in wages, salaries and benefits into the economy Healthcare workers and their employers pay about $12 billion annually in taxes
Healthcare’s Economic Impact:Upper Peninsula 21,262 Upper Peninsula residents work in direct, indirect and induced healthcare jobs 15,166 direct jobs 6,096 indirect and induced jobs $892 million in total wages, salaries and benefits for these jobs
Healthcare’s Economic Impact: Marquette County 7, 163 total jobs 4,961 direct jobs 2,202 indirect and induced jobs $333.3 million in wages, salaries and benefits $276.1 million in direct wages, salaries, benefits $57.3 million in indirect and induced wages, salaries, benefits $101.7 million in taxes
Total Direct Economic Impact of the Healthcare Sector in Marquette County: $482.7 million
We Can Do Better! Patients leaving Marquette County and the Upper Peninsula for healthcare services Industry calls it “outmigration” About $100 million leaves the U.P. every year Translates to lost jobs, lost tax revenue Traveling for healthcare services is expensive and inconvenient for patients and their families
Lost Outpatients - 2008
Lost Inpatients - 2008
Healthcare Reform: “ACO” Medicare and private payers are moving toward a model called an “Accountable Care Organization” Partnerships of healthcare providers share responsibility for reducing healthcare costs and maintaining or improving quality of care Successful ACOs will be rewarded financially and reinvest those dollars to improve patient care and create jobs In Marquette County and the U.P., we have the components to establish a successful ACO
Accountable Care Organization Source: Premier, Inc.
How do we keep patients close to home for their health care? How do we improve quality, efficiency and access? How do we prepare the Upper Peninsula for healthcare reform and the new standards it will bring? How Can We do Better?
The Answer Marquette General and Bell Hospital are forming a strategic partnership to create a new healthcare system: Superior Health Partners
Superior Health Partners’ Goals Provide the highest quality healthcare, retain more care in the local area and U.P., and thereby support and create more local healthcare jobs Improve access to the medical care and services patients need in Marquette County Create a system that can meet the demands of national healthcare reform. Working together, the partnership will be positioned to meet future standards.
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