Welcome to the Bridges health partners

About Us

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



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.


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.


ACO Details

ACO Name and Location: 

Bridges Health Partners

500 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 200

Warrendale, PA 15086

ACO Primary Contact

ACO Contact Name:  Elliot L. Smith, M.D.

Primary Contact Phone Number:   (724) 300-8080

Primary Contact Email Address: Elliot.SmithMD@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

Mahadevappa Prasad, MD

Adam Grossman

Cynthia Hatfield, DPM

Frank Mcgrogan

Rocco Adams

Prem Kumar

Jay Herman

Lawrence Purpura

David Puleo

George Yeasted

Muna Jabbour

Anisa Yunus

Catalane Surgical Associates, PC

Dan Alexander

Plastic Surgical Associates of Pittsburgh, PC

Mcmahon Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, LLC

South Hills Obstetrcal and

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

Mahadevappa Prasad, MD

Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants, Inc.

Butler Emergency Physicians Associates

Associates In Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of SW PA, PC

Timothy Weyrich

Edward Kaliman

St Clair Professional Services Inc  *

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.  *

Jeffrey B Banyas MD, LLC

Associates in Clinical Psychiatry, PC

Dr Fozia Chatta & Associates, PC

Conn Family Medicine, PC

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.

Benbrook Gastroenterology Associates, LLC  *

Efren Leonida, MD, LLC

St. Clair Washington Physician Services  *

The Health Center For Integrative Medicine

TGCH, Inc.

BHS HVHS Multispecialty Group Inc  *

Angott Surgical Associates

Pittsburgh Chest Physicians PC

St Clair Anesthesiology Associates Inc.

Walworth Medical Associates

BHS Dermatology Associates LLC  *

Regional Cardiac Arrhythmia, Inc

*ACO Participants in Joint Ventures between ACO Professionals and Hospital

ACO Governing Body

Chairman: A. Thomas McGill, 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: John Reefer, M.D., C.O.O., Butler Health System, ACO Participant (7.7%)

Member: Robert Zimmerman, 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: Matthew StantsPainter, D.O., 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: Elliot L. Smith, M.D. 

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: Shaka Walker, M.D., Vice-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.


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

Performance Year 2018 - NA

 Shared Savings Distribution Agreement period beginning 2018:



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


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



SNF Affiliates