Exeter Health Resources Participating in New Hampshire’s First Statewide ACO Pilot Program

ACO initiative aligned with Exeter Health Resources' mission

Online PR News – 04-August-2010 – – EXETER, NH – To further pursue its mission to improve the health of New Hampshire Seacoast communities, Exeter Health Resources is taking a leadership role in the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Pilot Program.

Exeter Health Resources, which represents Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, Exeter Healthcare, Rockingham VNA & Hospice and Synergy Health & Fitness, is one of five health systems in NH participating in the new pilot project. The ACO initiative is directly aligned with the Exeter Health Resources’ long term goal of providing a more coordinated health care delivery system for the New Hampshire Seacoast.

“The ACO initiative presents an opportunity for Exeter Health Resources to continue in its efforts to reinvent health care delivery in a manner that improves access, efficiency and quality through enhanced collaboration in the delivering of care to our patients,” said Kevin Callahan, president and CEO of Exeter Health Resources. “We are excited to participate in this leadership opportunity, along with the other innovative New Hampshire providers, to improve our health care systems while providing increased value to community residents.”

Exeter Health Resources is committed to improving access to high quality, affordable care and is actively implementing multiple innovative initiatives including integrated chronic disease management and the advanced implementation of electronic medical records.

The other four health systems participating in the pilot program include: Central New Hampshire Health Partnership, based in Plymouth and Bristol; Southern New Hampshire Health System in Nashua; Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical Clinic in Keene and a North Country initiative of hospitals and home health groups. For more information about the NH Citizens Health Initiative Accountable Care Organization Pilot Program, visit www.steppingupnh.com.

About Exeter Health Resources:
Exeter Health Resources is made up of five operating affiliates including: Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, Exeter Healthcare, Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice and Synergy Health & Fitness Center. Each of the operating affiliates are committed to providing health care services that are innovative, progressive and focused on quality and the well-being of the communities in the greater New Hampshire Seacoast.
For more information, visit www.exeterhospital.com, www.corephysicians.org or call (603) 580-6668.