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Legacy Health Partners advisors begin to tackle partnership’s details

December 2013

Legacy Health Partners (LHP) is a select partnership between independent, private practice physicians, Legacy Health and Legacy Medical Group. LHP is focused on improving population health through a value-driven, clinically integrated network.

Over the last few months, we’ve been sharing information with you about LHP and the efforts of a physician advisory group that is helping with the development of LHP.

The LHP advisory group concluded its initial series of meetings in late November. In its meetings, the group discussed various topics related to the formation of LHP, including goals for the partnership, benefits of participation and membership criteria.

Next steps

The next steps for LHP include defining more specifically its operational and governance structures. Legacy has asked LHP advisory group members to join work groups focused on strategy, governance and membership.

The specific goals of each work group are:
Strategy — Develop LHP’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan
Governance — Determine board structure and governance
Membership — Identify specific membership criteria and develop metrics (including quality parameters) associated with those criteria

The new work groups will meet over the next couple of months with a tentative goal of having LHP up and running in the spring of 2014.

While conversations thus far have been only with primary care providers, specialists will be included in the partnership as well. Legacy will begin meeting with representatives shortly.

Thanks to advisors

We would like to acknowledge the members of the LHP advisory group and thank them for their time and effort these last few months. They have played an instrumental role in the formation of LHP, and we are grateful for their participation.

Harold Barry, M.D., Sunset Medical Group

Victor Krisciunas, M.D., Sunset Medical Group

Stephen Baugh, M.D., Legacy Medical Group

Steve Rallison, Greenfield Health

Patrick Bentley, Sunset Medical Group

Edward Rambousek, D.O.

Charles Bentz, M.D., Fanno Creek Clinic

Steven Seres, M.D., Cascade Physicians

Michael Booker, M.D., Family Medical Group NE

David Shute, M.D., Greenfield Health

Deona Bridgeman, M.D., Davies Clinic

Laurel Simon, M.D., Broadway Medical Clinic

Susan Clack, M.D., Pacific Medical Group

Jerrold Snow, D.O., Woodstock Family Medicine

Jay Douglass, M.D., Olson Internal Medicine

Stan Sugarman, M.D., NW Medical Associates

David Hays, M.D., Greenfield Health

Holly Tse, M.D., Creekside Medical

Linda Kennedy, Pacific Medical Group

David Weingarten, M.D., Westside Internal Medicine

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