LANCASTER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Heart of Lancaster Regional and Lancaster Regional Medical Centers announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Aegis Health Group to have Aegis provide its business development strategies and expertise to the two facilities.
The Aegis program, currently in place at leading medical centers around the country, will provide a vehicle for these two hospitals to partner with local employers to better manage the health of their workforces and, by doing so, reduce employers’ rising health-related costs. Using data gathered through personal health profiles provided by Aegis, at-risk employees will be matched with appropriate early detection, prevention and education initiatives offered by the hospitals.
“As both a healthcare leader and employer ourselves, we understand the value of worksite-health initiatives,” said Karen Metz, CEO at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. “Working with Aegis is a triple win as we help area businesses improve the health of their workforce and lower costs while showcasing our hospitals’ valuable programs to local employees.”
As part of the agreement, Aegis will provide the hospitals with proprietary tools, computer software, employee health reports, and employer-based health information centers all directed toward improving health, controlling costs and establishing the hospitals as the “go-to” destinations for the communities’ healthcare needs. Aegis will also provide an employer relations specialist housed at each of the hospital campuses to oversee this innovative program on a day-to-day basis.
“We have seen the success of this program in other hospitals around the country, and we are excited about the opportunity to now work with these two great facilities in Pennsylvania,” said Henry Ross, president and CEO of Aegis. “At a time when employers are looking for ways to understand and control healthcare costs, and hospitals are looking for new streams of revenue, this is a meaningful program where the ultimate winner is a healthier community.”
Aegis is the nation’s leading healthcare business development company whose programs can currently be found in more than 4,000 employer sites across the country. Employers participating in these programs repeatedly recognize significant dollar savings in employee health costs, absenteeism, healthcare premiums, workers’ compensation and other healthcare-related expenditures. More information is available at www.aegisgroup.com.
About Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center
Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center is conveniently located behind the Shoppes of Kissel Village at 1500 Highlands Drive in Lititz, PA. The 144-bed hospital is staffed with caring and respectful health professionals. Heart of Lancaster offers a choice of the county’s top physicians, beautifully appointed patient rooms, state-of-the-art technology in a patient-friendly and stress-free environment. For more information please visit us online at www.heartoflancaster.com.
About Lancaster Regional Medical Center
As one of the first hospitals in the county, Lancaster Regional Medical Center has been dedicated to providing patients with personal and compassionate care for over 122 years. With 214 licensed beds and more than 400 physicians, the medical center offers a fully comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services.
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