Priority Health Welcomes Genesys Health System

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Priority Health is proud to announce the expansion of its provider relationship with Genesys Health System, a Flint-based delivery system serving patients across six counties. Effective Oct. 1, 2010, Genesys Health System is available for Priority Health commercial members.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Genesys,” said Kimberly K. Horn, president and CEO of Priority Health. “Like Genesys, Priority Health puts a premium on the importance of quality health care. Patient-focused care is central to the work of both our organizations. Partnering with a leading health system, such as Genesys, allows Priority Health to provide access to affordable and excellent care for our 600,000 members.”

Both Genesys and Priority Health have directed efforts toward improving the quality of care, cost outcomes and patient satisfaction – three hallmarks of our industry identified by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement as the Triple Aim. Genesys’ HealthWorks has been recognized by as a national model of care by the Commonwealth Fund. Earlier this spring, Priority Health participated in an IHI-led effort to build Low-Cost High-Quality Health Regions.

“Joining the Priority Health network is a good fit for Genesys,” said Mike James, president and CEO of Genesys PHO. “Each of our organizations is committed to delivering quality care to the communities we serve. There are many similarities between our organizations including utilizing Health Navigators to help patients access care and maintain their health.”

“The expansion of our relationship with Genesys brings greater choice to mid-Michigan employers seeking quality health care options for their work force,” said Horn.

About Genesys Health System:

Genesys Health System, a member of Ascension Health, is a group of affiliated medical campuses, outpatient centers, primary care locations and ancillary health care organizations with a mission and history of improving our community’s health for nearly 80 years. As the leading health care provider in mid-Michigan, Genesys is anchored by a 21st Century inpatient facility – Genesys Regional Medical Center at Health Park. Genesys is accredited by JCAHO, HFAP (Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program) and the state of Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services (MDCIS). For more information, visit genesys.org.

Genesys is a regionally integrated health care delivery system comprised of a complete continuum of care primarily servicing Genesee, Shiawasee, Lapeer, Oakland, Livingston and Tuscola counties.

About Priority Health:

Priority Health is an award-winning health plan nationally recognized for creating innovative solutions that impact health care costs while maximizing customer experience. It offers a broad portfolio of products for employer groups, individuals and Medicare and Medicaid. As a non-profit company, Priority Health serves more than 600,000 people and continues to be rated as one of America’s Best Health Plans by U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.



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Priority Health
Juanita Vorel
616 464-8390 or 800 942-0954

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