Mary Washington Health Alliance Streamlines Healthcare
The Mary Washington Health Alliance is the Rappahannock region’s
integrated network of physicians, hospitals, and medical facilities whose
coordinated efforts provide superior healthcare and value.
The Alliance’s joint-venture structure fosters physician engagement
and ownership, with member physicians striving to improve healthcare quality
and service while they control costs within the network.
Physicians who opt out of an ownership role may also join as contract participants.
By the end of 2014, the Alliance had 394 participating members.
The Alliance’s board and administrative leadership are committed
to achieving the benefits of integration through a more efficient organizational
structure and strategic, financial, and operational planning. With clinicians
and administrators working collaboratively, the delivery of healthcare
can be streamlined.
Mary Washington Healthcare Associates were the Alliance’s first
contract. It is now well positioned to expand its scope by reaching out
to key commercial payers not previously available in the market, which
in turn may attract self-insured employers who seek to control the rising
cost of healthcare coverage to the Alliance.
Providers and payers partnering within the Alliance will realize competitive
advantages in care quality and cost effectiveness. Coordination of care
will be more efficiently managed in the Alliance’s environment of
strong collaborative relationships among its members.