Huntington Hospital and Providence St. Joseph Health today announced a new partnership agreement to enhance regional contracting opportunities with health plans and self-insured, large group employers interested in offering a Southern California-wide provider network. The agreement will increase access to the broad spectrum of services provided by the two organizations, whose service areas are complementary, and ensure an abundance of choice for consumers in Southern California by leveraging shared expertise.
This is not a merger or acquisition -- Huntington Hospital will remain independent of Providence St. Joseph Health with separate governance and operating structures. Under this agreement, Providence St. Joseph Health, with 12 hospitals, medical groups and numerous outpatient services across Los Angeles and Orange Counties, will contract exclusively with Huntington Hospital in the San Gabriel Valley for all acute care hospital and outpatient clinical services. The two organizations will work collaboratively to identify and implement improvement opportunities in the delivery of healthcare services in their respective regions.
“Huntington Hospital, along with our aligned physicians and ambulatory services, looks forward to working with Providence St. Joseph Health to provide excellent, cost-effective care to patients in the greater San Gabriel Valley,” said Stephen A. Ralph, president and chief executive officer, Huntington Hospital.
“Achieving our vision of creating community well-being through world-class health care means choosing partners who reflect our commitment to excellence, and Providence St. Joseph Health is nationally recognized for quality outcomes and patient safety.”
“We are seeking like-minded partners, who are interested in working with Providence St. Joseph Health to improve health in our communities,” said Erik G. Wexler, Chief Executive, Providence St. Joseph Health, Los Angeles region. “Huntington Hospital is the premier hospital in the San Gabriel Valley, and we are both committed to excellence, compassion and innovation in advancing health care.”
Providence St. Joseph Health is an organization formed last year uniting Providence Health & Services, based in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif.,-based St. Joseph Health System.