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BridgeHealth and New England Baptist Hospital Partner to Expand Access Nationally to Surgical Center of Excellence (COE)

BridgeHealth partners with premier national orthopedic provider to create greater access to the highest quality surgical care for more than 600,000 members nationwide

DENVER, Colo. — BridgeHealth, an industry-leading provider of Surgical Centers of Excellence and surgical advocacy programs, contracted with one of the nation’s top orthopedic providers, New England Baptist Hospital, (NEBH), to provide more than 600,000 members nationwide greater access to high-quality, orthopedic surgical care.

“We are proud to add another top-quality provider in the northeast to our centers of excellence program,” said Mark Stadler, president and Chief Executive Officer of BridgeHealth. As we add new providers like NEBH, we create easier access to the highest-level of surgical care for more individuals across the U.S.”

BridgeHealth partners with only those providers in the top quartile for quality in their surgical category. The company uses independent, nationally available, quality metrics to ensure that each provider, at both the facility and surgeon level, is delivering the highest quality care based on verifiable outcomes reporting. NEBH has consistently out-performed orthopedic providers across the country, achieving some of the highest quality rankings in the areas of patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes. Their quality metrics clearly support their brand’s commitment to quality.

“At NEBH, we’re committed to providing the highest-quality surgical experience to our patients. This is an ideal we share with BridgeHealth,” said Chief Financial Officer, Tom Gheringhelli. “Through this partnership, we will now be able to extend our ability to serve more orthopedic patients from across the country here in the northeast.”

BridgeHealth offers its large employer and plan sponsor clients access to more than 110 centers of excellence like NEBH across the U.S. Additionally, their dedicated team of care coordinators manage every aspect of the surgery on behalf of each member. Care coordinators support members throughout the entire surgery process from records collection and surgery preparation through travel planning, when necessary, and recovery. This level of support makes the member a better qualified surgical candidate, further improving outcomes.

BridgeHealth’s commitment to quality sometimes means travelling patients to the best surgical setting for their specific procedure. Partnering with NEBH means expanding access to high quality care nationally as well as for those clients whose members live in the northeast.

NEBH’s focus on orthopedics has allowed them to become a surgical center of excellence. High-volume surgeons and facilities specializing in specific surgical categories such as orthopedics means specialized operating rooms, teams and evidence-based protocols that significantly improve each patient’s health outcomes and reduces the number of errors and readmissions.

BridgeHealth continues to enroll high-quality, in-patient surgical facilities like NEBH to ensure that when its members need surgery, they have access to the right surgeons and the right surgical setting for their particular health situation.

To learn more about New England Baptist Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, visit www.nebh.org. To learn more about BridgeHealth, visit www.bridgehealth.com.

About New England Baptist Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years. New England Baptist Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health (www.bilh.org), a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

About BridgeHealth

BridgeHealth (www.bridgehealth.com) is a provider of value-based healthcare services that guide members to surgical Centers of Excellence nationwide. Its bundled rates allow self-insured group health plans to improve the quality and outcomes of surgery while reducing costs from 30% to 50% on average per procedure. Members are supported through concierge-level care coordination, eliminating the stress of planning and preparing for surgery. Our top-level member experience is evident in our consistent 90+ Net Promoter Scores.

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