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Beaumont Health System One of 14 Selected for National High Value Health Care Collaborative for High Quality Care at Lower Cost
Date:6/1/2011

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaumont Health System has been selected to join a prestigious national collaborative of health systems designed to improve health care quality, lower costs and expand best care practices to other health providers.

Beaumont President and CEO Gene Michalski announced the health system's entry into the High Value Healthcare Collaborative at the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference.

The Collaborative was launched in December 2010 by the Mayo Clinic, Denver Health, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Cleveland Clinic and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Beaumont is one of eight health systems and the only Michigan health system just added to the Collaborative.

In signing on, Baylor Health Care System, Beaumont Health System, MaineHealth, Scott & White Health Care, Sutter Health, UCLA Health System, University of Iowa Health Care, and Virginia Mason Medical Center demonstrate their commitment to sharing care pathways, cost and outcomes data with their partners and the public as they adopt best practices and new standards of measurement.

"To be selected to participate with this group is a huge honor for our health system," says Michalski. "It recognizes our national leadership for high quality, cost-effective care, and will allow us to further improve our performance by benchmarking with and learning from other leading health systems."

"This collaborative is wonderful news for Michigan," said Governor Rick Snyder. "We have some of the best hospitals in the country right here in Michigan and innovative solutions like those developed and shared by Beaumont through this Collaborative will give Michigan residents even greater access to outstanding health care."

The new partner and affiliate members were selected by the founding Collaborative group based on a nomination and review p
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