Collaborative project supports new health care delivery model that provides ROI for employers and enhanced care experience for employees
Cleveland, Ohio - January 5, 2015 - The Lubrizol Corporation, Lake County Schools Council and The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, have launched a pilot collaboration with Lake Health to provide coordinated, patient-centered care for their employees who receive care from a physician in the Lake Health Integrated Physician Hospital Enterprise (IPHE), which is comprised of over 300 primary care and specialty community-based physicians. This employer-sponsored primary care initiative supports a delivery model known as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) to provide patients with coordinated care and support, especially with regard to chronic conditions. The patient, primary care physician and a medical team work together to create and implement a care plan that details optimal medication use, diet, exercise, behavioral health and other treatments to help the patient achieve and maintain good health.
The project is facilitated by Health Action Council (HAC), a not-for-profit organization composed of large, self-insured employers that provide health care coverage for nearly 2 million people. Better Health Greater Cleveland, a regional health improvement collaborative, will provide practice development services as requested by Lake Health and ongoing data analyses to monitor the effectiveness of the initiative.
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio, December 30, 2014 - Marc McNaughton, MD, a Lake Health board-certified family practitioner with Lake County Family Practice, was named Lake Health Physician of the Year for 2014. Dr. McNaughton was chosen as Physician of the Year for several reasons, including:
• Serving as chair of the Lake Health Department of Family Medicine from 2010 - 2013 and participating on the Lake Health Physician Group Physician Council.
• Providing superior patient care as evidenced by his high patient satisfaction scores.
• Receiving numerous votes from Lake Health team members.