MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Beaumont
Health System has been selected to join a prestigious national
collaborative of health systems designed to improve health care
quality, lower costs and expand best care practices to other health
Beaumont President and CEO Gene Michalski announced the health
system’s entry into the High Value Healthcare Collaborative at the
Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference.
The Collaborative was launched in December 2010 by the Mayo
Clinic, Denver Health, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain
Healthcare, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Cleveland Clinic and The Dartmouth
Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Beaumont is one of eight health systems and the only Michigan
health system just added to the Collaborative.
In signing on, Baylor Health Care System, Beaumont Health
System, MaineHealth, Scott & White Health Care, Sutter Health,
UCLA Health System, University of Iowa Health Care, and Virginia
Mason Medical Center demonstrate their commitment to sharing care
pathways, cost and outcomes data with their partners and the public
as they adopt best practices and new standards of measurement.
“To be selected to participate with this group is a huge honor
for our health system,” says Michalski. “It recognizes our national
leadership for high quality, cost-effective care, and will allow us
to further improve our performance by benchmarking with and
learning from other leading health systems.”
“This collaborative is wonderful news for Michigan,” said
Governor Rick Snyder. “We have some of the best hospitals in
the country right here in Michigan and innovative solutions like
those developed and shared by Beaumont through this Collaborative
will give Michigan residents even greater access to outstanding
The new partner and affiliate members were selected by the
founding Collaborative group based on a nomination and review