St. Elizabeth, TriHealth announce new collaboration

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - St. Elizabeth Healthcare and TriHealth announced a new collaboration called 'Healthcare Solutions Network' in hopes of better serving area patients and businesses at a lower cost.

The new collaboration is a regional health organization that brings together the physicians and hospitals of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and TriHealth to serve patients in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Within the next year, officials plan to introduce a new Medicare Advantage project exclusive for the new network and develop programs to better manage the health of large groups of people.

Officials say this collaboration is not a merger with each organization continuing to operate its own facilities and maintain its own management. Healthcare Solutions Network is jointly owned by St. Elizabeth and TriHealth.

It's still being determined if the new network will bring new jobs or if existing staff of the two health systems will fill all positions. Officials say most employees will see no change in responsibilities.

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