Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine, PA, Joins Mission Health Partners Network

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 8, 2016) Mission Health Partners (MHP), the second largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in North Carolina, is pleased to welcome Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine, PA, to its network, further reaffirming MHP’s commitment to improving access to high quality care, improving clinical outcomes, lowering costs of care and creating an excellent patient experience for the residents of western North Carolina.

“We are excited about working with Mission Health Partners and continuing to offer patient-centered orthopedic and sports medicine care for our community,” said Jesse (Jay) L. West IV, MD, orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine, PA. “This collaboration allows us to continue to maintain the highest level of care for our Mission colleagues from the shoulder to the hand, while expanding lower extremity coverage with the addition of our new foot and ankle surgeon this summer.”

“It is our pleasure to welcome Carolina Hand to our network of primary and specialty care providers. The addition of experienced specialists is essential as we work to better manage care for at-risk patient populations,” said Robert W. Fields, MD, family medicine physician and Medical Director, Mission Health Partners. “Access to experienced specialists within the network and our community also significantly enhances the care delivery model by streamlining coordination amongst all providers within a patients’ care plan and helps improve the overall experience for patients.”

About Mission Health Partners

Mission Health Partners (MHP) is a patient-centric and physician-governed network of clinicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers, working collaboratively in an evidence-based manner to improve patient care and experience, decrease cost and ultimately drive positive changes in the health of the residents of western North Carolina.

MHP is among one of the largest ACOs in the country, covering 47,000 Medicare beneficiaries. MHP also covers 16,000 lives through the Mission Health employee benefits plan and some 5,500 patients attributed through Humana Medicare Advantage. We are currently accountable for the cost and quality of care for roughly 8 percent of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit  missionhealthpartners.org.

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