Winston-Salem, N.C. -- Novant Health is
ranked 14th among the Top 100 most highly integrated healthcare
networks in the United States, according to SDI, a research firm that
evaluates healthcare systems. The annual survey is published in the
national publication, Modern Healthcare.
"The benefit of being highly integrated should accrue to our patients
and their families," explained Novant Health Chief Medical Officer,
Stephen Wallenhaupt, MD. "Our individual hospitals, outpatient centers
and physician clinics continue to find new ways to improve our medical
care and services by better sharing knowledge and resources."
SDI evaluates health systems based on the level of integration in
eight categories: integration; integrated technology; contractual
capabilities; outpatient utilization; financial stability; services and
access; hospital utilization; and physicians.
Novant Health is a not-for-profit integrated group of hospitals and
physician practices, caring for patients and communities in North
Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. The Novant Medical Group consists
of 1,115 physicians in 359 clinic locations. Hospitals include the
following: Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital,
Presbyterian Hospital Matthews and Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville in
the Charlotte, NC area; Forsyth Medical Center and Medical Park
Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC; Kernersville Medical Center,
Kernersville, NC; Thomasville Medical Center, Thomasville, NC; Brunswick
Community Hospital, Supply, NC; Rowan Regional Medical Center,
Salisbury, NC; Franklin Regional Medical Center, Louisburg, NC; Upstate
Carolina Medical Center, Gaffney, SC; and Prince William Hospital,
Manassas, VA. Other Novant facilities and programs include outpatient
surgery centers, medical plazas, rehabilitation programs, community
health outreach programs and the national MedQuest organization with 77
diagnotic imaging centers in 9 states.
The national scorecard and ranking process for health systems began
in 1997 and have become a high-profile program for calling attention to
organizations that are effectively leveraging the advantages of
integrating services and sharing resources.