Valley Healthcare Co. to Advance Access to Quality Healthcare for Northern Arizona Communities

PathfinderHealth, an affiliate of Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH), announced a partnership with Equality Health, a leading provider of value-based physician networks uniquely equipped to address the needs of diverse and historically underserved populations. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the partnership will bring improved patient and provider services to PathfinderHealth primary care practices in northern Arizona, and help PathfinderHealth, a Clinically Integrated Network and Accountable Care Organization, navigate the transformation to value-based health care initiatives.

After conducting an extensive national search, Equality Health was selected to partner with PathfinderHealth to consistently increase provider satisfaction and improve patient care and health outcomes. Equality Health also will provide PathfinderHealth with new resources to manage the total cost of care through a localized whole-person, cultural care model. Equality Health’s unique cultural care model and the companies’ shared mission of providing quality care to underserved communities, forged the relationship.

“With deep experience and insight into value-based care and their unique cultural care model, Equality Health is well positioned to establish a long-term, strategic, and operational partnership with PathfinderHealth,” said Timothy Dohse, president of PathfinderHealth at NAH. “We are excited about the opportunity to offer our provider care network increased support and additional resources as we strive to provide quality and culturally compassionate care to our northern Arizona communities.”

Utilizing its cultural care model, Equality Health will bring additional revenue incentives, resources, and wrap-around services to PathfinderHealth practices to help support the needs of patients with complex, high-risk health needs. Equality Health will provide PathfinderHealth practices with access to proprietary practice-facing technology, hands-on practice support, and a proven set of direct-to-patient clinical interventions. The partnership will enable PathfinderHealth practices to leverage data analysis tools that identify patient care needs that are crucial to proactively coordinate support for high-risk patients.

“We are proud to partner with PathfinderHealth as we share their commitment to improving health in the communities they serve, while reducing the disparities that have become so prevalent in today’s healthcare environment,” said Lisa Stevens Anderson, Arizona Market President, Equality Health. “Partnering with Equality Health on value-based care will enable PathfinderHealth providers to practice more efficiently, dedicating more time and resources to their patients.”

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