Welcome to Bridges health partners

About Us

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Join Our Team

We are an organization dedicated to the communities that we serve.  At this time we are actively seeking individuals with passion and experience to assist us in the transformation of healthcare for the benefit of our patients.  Bridges Health Partners is a clinically integrated network dedicated to  supporting physician-led care teams across its' four partner health systems and their seven hospitals.  If you are interested in bringing meaningful change to how healthcare is delivered in Western Pennsylvania, join us as we set the new standard.  Using collaborative care models and advanced IT analytics, we seek to improve the lives of our patients across the continuum of healthcare.  For employment consideration, email cover letter and resume to Careers@BridgesHealthPartners.org

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History

Bridges Health Partners is a partnership among four independent non-profit health systems that began in 2015 in the Pittsburgh metropolitan market and surrounding communities. Consisting of Butler Health System, Excela Health System, St. Clair Hospital, and Washington Health System, each partner system, along with their independent and employed medical staff, are committed to transforming how healthcare services are delivered by implementing an integrated, regional network of care that supports all patient populations, no matter the payer.

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Mission

The vision of Bridges Health Partners is to collaborate as health system peers to improve the health of our patients and our region through a physician-led organization focused on: Patient experience, efficiencies, quality, and outcomes improvement.

BRIDGES HEALTH PARTNERS ACO

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ACO Details

ACO Name and Location: 

Bridges Health Partners

500 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 200

Warrendale, PA 15086


ACO Primary Contacts

Contact Name:  Tom Boggs, President

Contact Phone Number:   (724) 300-8102

Contact Email Address: Tom.Boggs@BridgesHealthPartners.org


Contact Name:  Robert Zimmerman, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Contact Phone Number:   (724) 300-8101

Contact Email Address: Robert.Zimmerman@BridgesHealthPartners.org

Organizational Information

ACO Participants 

Family Medicine of Butler, PC

Washington Ear, Nose and Throat, LLC

Kathryn A Ryan, DO and Associates

Clarke and Company Pathology, Inc.

Washington Eye Center Inc

Adam Grossman

Cynthia Hatfield, DPM

Rocco Adams

David Puleo

Anisa Yunus

Jeffrey Smith

Catalane Surgical Associates, PC

Dan Alexander

Plastic Surgical Associates of Pittsburgh, PC

McMahon Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, LLC

South Hills OBGYN Associates, Inc.

Wahl Family Practice, PC

Associates in Endocrinology, PC

Fiorina Family Practice, LLC

Anthony N. Ricci, MD, PC

Allegheny Endocrinology Associates

Butler Health Care Providers  *

Frick Hospital

Latrobe Area Hospital, Inc

The Washington Hospital

Westmoreland Hospital Association

Centerville Clinics, Inc.

St. Clair Memorial Hospital

Internal Medicine and Geriatrics of Washington

Urologic Associates of Western Pennsylvania, LTD.

South Hills Optical

South Hills Radiology Associates

Pathology Associates of Washington, PA

Vujevich Dermatology Associates, PC

Three Rivers Cardiac Institute, Inc.

Sukhdev S. Grover, MD Associates

The Center for Urologic Care, PC

Straka & McQuone Inc.

Psychiatric Care Systems, PC

Perri Surgical Associates PC

Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates

Cornerstone Care Inc.

General & Vascular Surgery Assoc., Inc.

Primary Care Associates of Butler, PC  *

Surgical Associates of Sewickley

George Schein, MD, PC

South Hills Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, PC

Southwest Gastroenterology Associates, Inc

Jack Mannheimer, MD, PC

Ear Nose & Throat Associates of Butler, LTD.

South Hills ENT Association

David A Horvath, MD, PC

Pittsburgh Infectious Diseases, Ltd.

Thippeswamy T. Channapati, MD, PC

Canonsburg Podiatry Associates

Greater Washington Radiologists, Inc.

Butler Medical Providers  *

Keystone Anesthesia Consultants, LTD

Lawrence Purpura

Mahadevappa Prasad, MD

Prem Kumar

Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates

Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants, Inc.

Fank McGrogan

Butler Emergency Physicians Associates

Associates In Physical Medicine and 

Rehabilitation of SW PA, PC

Penn Primary & Specialty Care PC

Timothy Weyrich

Edward Kaliman

St Clair Professional Services Inc  *

Jay Herman

Shabbir Lakdawala MD, PC

Pittsburgh Endocrine Diabetes Associates PC

Family Foot Care Associates

Excela Health Physician Practices, Inc  *

Intercare Health Systems, Ltd, DBA Intercare Psychiatric Services

Claysville Family Practice Inc

Stress Management Center of America

Washington Physician Services  *

US Heart and Vascular

E Ronald Salvitti MD, Inc

Advanced Women's Care of Pittsburgh, PC

Miguel A Marrero MD PC

Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates, PC

Beerel Medical LLC

Butler Anesthesia Associates, PC

Crossroads Eye Care Associates, Ltd

St Clair Medical Services Inc.  *

George Yeasted

Associates in Clinical Psychiatry, PC

Dr Fozia Chatta & Associates, PC

Coordinated Kidney Care Group Inc.

Conn Family Medicine, PC

Emergency Care Physicians of Washington LLC

Advanced Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, LLC

Butler Imaging and Interventional  Associates LLC  *

BHS - Nallathambi Medical Associates  PLLC  *

BHS Faster Care PLLC  *

Kumar Patel, MD, LLC

Tricounty Urology Associates, Inc.

Antarctic Emergency Physicians LLC

Benbrook Gastroenterology Associates, LLC  *

Efren Leonida, MD, LLC

St. Clair Washington Physician Services  *

The Health Center For Integrative Medicine

WHS Inpatient Services PLLC

JW Medical Rehabilitation, LLC

TGCH, Inc.

BHS HVHS Multispecialty Group Inc  *

Waynesburg Inpatient Services, LLC

Angott Surgical Associates

Pittsburgh Chest Physicians PC

St Clair Anesthesiology Associates Inc.

Muna Jabbour

Walworth Medical Associates

BHS Dermatology Associates LLC  *

Regional Cardiac Arrhythmia, Inc

Esposito Medical Associates

Kevin Boehme MD and Associates PC


*ACO Participants in Joint Ventures between ACO Professionals and Hospitala


ACO Governing Body

Chairman: Elliot Smith, M.D., ACO Participant, Butler Health System (7.7%)

Vice-Chairman: Barry S. Zaiser, Sr. VP Strategic Development, St. Clair Hospital (7.7%)

Secretary: Gary B. Weinstein, C.E.O., Washington Health System (7.7%)

Treasurer: Tim Loch, Sr. VP, Excela Health System  (7.7%)

Member: Ken Defurio, C.E.O., Butler Health System (7.7%)

Member: Norman Beals, M.D., Butler Health System, ACO Participant (7.7%)

Member: David Richards, M.D., ACO Participant, Excela Medical Group (7.7%)

Member: Matthew D'Onofrio, M.D., ACO Participant, Walworth Medical Associates (7.7%) 

Member: Mario Fatigati, M.D., ACO Participant, Fatigati/Nalin Associates (7.7%)

Member: James Marcucci, M.D., ACO Participant, US Heart and Vascular (7.7%)

Member: John Six, M.D., ACO Participant, Claysville Family Practice (7.7%)

Member: Lauren O'Brien, M.D., ACO Participant, WHS Family Medicine (7.7%)

Member: Donald J. Machen, J.D., D.M.D., M.D., Medicare Beneficiary Representative (7.7%)

ACO Key and Administrative Leadership

Executive Director: Tom Boggs 

Medical Director: Robert Zimmerman, M.D. 

Compliance Officer: Lauran Gregory 

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Jarrett Bender, D.O. 

Chief Medical Information Officer: Robert Zimmerman, M.D. 

Director of Care Management: Kristina Hahn, RN, MSN

Director of Information Technology: Sheldon Bogos, MBA, PMP

Finance Director: George Sandora 

Marketing Contact: Richard Lusk 

ACO Committee and Leadership

Care Model Committee:  Chair: John Six, M.D., Vice-Chair: David Lazarus, M.D.

Delivery Network Committee:  Chair: Chuck Rakaczky

Information Technology Committe: , Chair: Keith Wolfe, D.O., Vice-Chair: Michael Keyes

Finance Committee: Chair: Howard Golderg, M.D., Vice-Chair: Richard Chesnos

Consumer Experience Committee:  Chair: Elliot L. Smith, M.D., Kristina Hahn, RN, MSN


-Type of  ACO Participants or combinations of participants that formed the ACO:

 Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals.


SHARED SAVINGS & LOSSES

- Amount of Shared Savings/Losses. Agreement period beginning 2018

Performance Year 2018 - NA


 Shared Savings Distribution Agreement period beginning 2018:

NA


QUALITY PERFORMANCE RESULTS:

Our ACO did not participate in the Shared Savings Program in the previous performance year, therefore this section is not applicable at this time.


PAYMENT RULE WAIVERS

Yes, our ACO does use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver


ACO FAQs

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11588-Accountable-Care-Organizations-FAQs.pdf 

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