For Immediate Release - July 03, 2014

Patrick Administration Announces $23m to Hospitals and Health Centers to Provide More Effective and Cost-Efficient Care

BOSTON — The Patrick Administration today announced $23 million in funding to 61 hospitals and community health centers across the state to help them establish integrated delivery systems that provide more effective and cost-efficient care to patients in need.

“Massachusetts is home to some of the world's most highly engaged and innovative health care providers,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “Investments like this will help our hospitals and health centers provide cost-effective, patient-centered care to communities across the Commonwealth.”

The Infrastructure and Capacity Building grants are designed to enhance the ability of hospitals and community health centers to more efficiently and effectively provide health care services to the MassHealth members they serve. Grant funding supports the development and implementation of best practices, cost-containment and quality improvement initiatives. This year’s participants were also required to submit a plan to connect and use the Mass HIWay, Massachusetts’ electronic health record secure delivery service.

“This year’s new technology requirements will help place Massachusetts at the forefront of health care IT while driving down inefficiencies in care,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz. “This grant will help establish links between diverse health care providers and enable hospitals and community health centers across the Commonwealth to quickly access accurate health information, reducing costs, improving patient care and saving lives.”

This funding represents a 63 percent increase over last year, and allows MassHealth to provide more resources to hospitals and community health centers across the state. Funding was included in the FY14 state budget and the awards are supported by federal matching funds.

The funding is designed to support one of five priority areas at hospitals and community health centers that further health care quality and cost-containment goals. Projects include developing fully integrated delivery systems of health care; implementing alternatives to fee-for-service payments that promote system sustainability through value based purchasing, enhanced data analytics and quality performance measurement capabilities; improving health outcomes and quality for patients with high-risk conditions; enhancing outreach and enrollment for subsidized and non-subsidized health insurance programs; and building strategic business and operations capacity.

“MassHealth is committed to providing the Commonwealth's most vulnerable populations with critical health care services in the communities where they live,” said MassHealth Director Kristin Thorn. “With this grant funding, hospitals and health centers that serve MassHealth members will be able to enhance the quality of their services and help keep communities healthy.”

A complete list of grant recipients and award amounts follows:

Metro Boston

City/TownProviderGrantProjects
AllstonJoseph M. Smith Community Health Center$75,000C.2: Implement system of complex care management for high risk populations
AllstonJoseph M. Smith Community Health Center$50,000D: Outreach and Enrollment
BostonBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center$108,394A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
BostonBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center$700,908B.2: Enhance data analytics and quality performance measurement capabilities
BostonBoston Health Care for the Homeless$110,000D: Outreach and Enrollment
BostonFenway Community Health Center$97,352B.3: Mass HIway Connection and Utilization
BostonFenway Community Health Center$93,356D: Outreach and Enrollment
BostonHarvard Street Neighborhood Health Center$80,000A.1: Medical home transformation
BostonHarvard Street Neighborhood Health Center$295,000A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
BostonHarvard Street Neighborhood Health Center$140,000A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
BostonHarvard Street Neighborhood Health Center$320,000D: Outreach and Enrollment
BostonHarvard Street Neighborhood Health Center$255,000E: Enhancing Business Strategy and Operations Capacity
BostonNorth End Waterfront Health/ North End Community Health Center$511,847A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
BostonNorth End Waterfront Health/ North End Community Health Center$135,556D: Outreach and Enrollment
BostonSouth Cove Community Health Center$148,300B.3: Mass HIway Connection and Utilization
BostonSouth End Community Health Center$235,700A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
BostonTufts Medical Center$271,383A.3: Developing integrated acute and post-acute networks
BostonTufts Medical Center$956,325A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
BostonWhittier Street Health Center$226,139C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management
BrightonFranciscan Hospital for Children$305,243C.4: Reduce variations in inpatient care for patients with high-risk conditions
BrightonFranciscan Hospital for Children$124,752C.5: Implement Improvements in Care Transitions
BrightonSteward Health Care System, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center$207,795A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
DorchesterBowdoin Street Health Center$76,312C.2: Implement system of complex care management for high risk populations
MattapanHarbor Health Services, Inc.$130,506D: Outreach and Enrollment
QuincyManet Community Health Center$77,000D: Outreach and Enrollment
QuincySteward Health Care System, Quincy Medical Center$207,795A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
QuincySteward Health Care System, Quincy Medical Center$110,445D: Outreach and Enrollment
RoxburyThe Dimock Community Health Center$141,346A.1: Medical Home Transformation
RoxburyThe Dimock Community Health Center$114,700A.3: Developing integrated acute and post-acute networks

Central

City/TownProviderGrantProjects
AtholAthol Hospital$262,000A.1: Medical Home Transformation
AtholAthol Hospital$40,000C.5: Implement Improvements in Care Transitions
AyerSteward Health Care System, Nashoba Valley Medical Center$207,795A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
AyerSteward Health Care System, Nashoba Valley Medical Center$110,445D: Outreach and Enrollment
FitchburgCommunity Health Connections$78,098D: Outreach and Enrollment
GardnerHeywood Hospital$406,250A.1: Medical Home Transformation
GardnerHeywood Hospital$137,397C.1: Establish a chronic disease registry
MarlboroughUMass Marlborough Hospital$92,379A.3: Developing integrated acute and post-acute networks
MarlboroughUMass Marlborough Hospital$116,949B.1: Develop capacities to accept global or alternative payments
MarlboroughUMass Marlborough Hospital$51,366B.2: Enhance data analytics and quality performance measurement capabilities
MarlboroughUMass Marlborough Hospital$91,463E: Enhancing Business Strategy and Operations Capacity
MilfordMilford Regional Medical Center$358,060A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
MilfordMilford Regional Medical Center$45,693C.3: Redirect non-emergent ED use to CHC
WorcesterCommunity Healthlink$34,260A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
WorcesterEdward M. Kennedy Community Health Center$310,346A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
WorcesterEdward M. Kennedy Community Health Center$409,261A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
WorcesterEdward M. Kennedy Community Health Center$250,000E: Enhancing Business Strategy and Operations Capacity
WorcesterFamily Health Center of Worcester, Inc.$75,000A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
WorcesterFamily Health Center of Worcester, Inc.$69,116D: Outreach and Enrollment
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$703,668A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$65,535A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$474,144A.3: Developing integrated acute and post-acute networks
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$199,321A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$542,069B.1: Capacities to Accept Global Payments/Alternative Payments
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$242,055B.2: Enhance Data Analytics and Quality Performance Measurement Capabilities
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$151,100C.1: Establish a chronic disease registry
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$143,768C.4: Reduce Variations in Inpatient Care for Patients with High-Risk Conditions
WorcesterUMass Memorial Medical Center$503,697E: Enhancing Business Strategy and Operations Capacity

Northeast

City/TownProviderGrantProjects
BeverlyBeverly Hospital$220,000B.3: Mass HIway Connection and Utilization
BeverlyBeverly Hospital$400,000C.5: Implement Improvements in Care Transitions
ConcordEmerson Hospital$196,124A.1: Medical Home Transformation
HaverhillSteward Health Care System, Merrimack Valley Hospital$202,396A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
HaverhillSteward Health Care System, Merrimack Valley Hospital$110,445D: Outreach and Enrollment
LawrenceGreater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc.$34,545D: Outreach and Enrollment
LowellLowell Community Health Center, Inc.$148,031A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
LynnLynn Community Health Center$342,925A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
LynnLynn Community Health Center$330,345D: Outreach and Enrollment
MethuenSteward Health Care System, Holy Family Hospital$193,467A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
MethuenSteward Health Care System, Holy Family Hospital$150,000D: Outreach and Enrollment
NewburyportAnna Jacques Hospital$1,080,000B.3: Mass HIway Connection and Utilization
SalemNorth Shore Community Health, Inc.$98,276A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
SalemNorth Shore Community Health, Inc.$104,193D: Outreach and Enrollment

Southeast

City/TownProviderGrantProjects
AttleboroSturdy Memorial Hospital, Inc.$86,400C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management
BrocktonBrockton Neighborhood Health Center$370,154A.1: Medical Home Transformation
BrocktonBrockton Neighborhood Health Center$186,110C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management
BrocktonSteward Health Care System, Good Samaritan Medical Center$206,445A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
BrocktonSteward Health Care System, Good Samaritan Medical Center$110,445D: Outreach and Enrollment
EdgartownIsland Health$108,550A.1: Medical Home Transformation
EdgartownIsland Health$83,550A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
Fall RiverHealthFirst Family Care Center$402,151C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management
Fall RiverStanley Street Treatment & Resources$65,632D: Outreach and Enrollment
Fall RiverSteward Health Care System, St. Anne's Hospital$207,795A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
HyannisDuffy Health Center, Inc.$147,010C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management
MashpeeCommunity Health Center of Cape Cod$117,970A.3: Developing integrated acute and post-acute networks
MashpeeCommunity Health Center of Cape Cod$158,496C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management
New BedfordGreater New Bedford Community Health Center$135,496D: Outreach and Enrollment
NorwoodSteward Health Care System, Norwood Hospital$207,913A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
NorwoodSteward Health Care System, Norwood Hospital$110,445D: Outreach and Enrollment
PlymouthBeth Israel Deaconess Plymouth Hospital (formerly Jordan Hospital)$298,264B.2: Enhance Data Analytics and Quality Performance Measurement Capabilities
TauntonSteward Health Care System, Morton Hospital$207,666A.2: Integrate Physical Health and Behavioral Health
TauntonSteward Health Care System, Morton Hospital$150,000D: Outreach and Enrollment
WellfleetOuter Cape Health Services, Inc.$67,598C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management

West

City/TownProviderGrantProjects
Great BarringtonCommunity Health Programs, Inc.$82,550A.3: Developing integrated acute and post-acute networks
Great BarringtonCommunity Health Programs, Inc.$78,617D: Outreach and Enrollment
Great BarringtonCommunity Health Programs, Inc.$148,562E: Enhancing Business Strategy and Operations Capacity
Great BarringtonFairview Hospital$584,402A.1: Medical Home Transformation
GreenfieldCommunity Health Center of Franklin$93,088A.1: Medical Home Transformation
GreenfieldCommunity Health Center of Franklin$94,380A.3: Developing integrated acute and post-acute networks
GreenfieldCommunity Health Center of Franklin$94,380A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
HolyokeHolyoke Health Center$277,417A.4: Design and implement a practice support center
HolyokeHolyoke Health Center$273,186B.1: Capacities to Accept Global Payments/Alternative Payments
NorthamptonCooley Dickenson Hospital$109,950C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management
PittsfieldBerkshire Medical Center$620,000D: Outreach and Enrollment
SouthbridgeHarrington Memorial Hospital$442,303B.1: Capacities to Accept Global Payments/Alternative Payments
SpringfieldBaystate Medical Center$201,997C.2: Implement Primary Care Based System of Complex Care Management
SpringfieldCaring Health Center, Inc.$169,039A.1: Medical Home Transformation
WestfieldNoble Hospital$279,669A.3: Integrated Acute and Post-Acute Network Across Continuum of Care
WorthingtonHilltown Community Health Center$25,000A.4: Design and implement a practice support center

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