After months of planning and negotiation, Housecall Providers became an official member of CareOregon yesterday, but will continue as a separate nonprofit, retaining its name, current providers, patients, services and location.
This strategic partnership is designed to increase access to and enhance home-based medicine across the Portland metro area.
“Our long relationship made CareOregon the ideal choice when we began looking for a partner that could help us grow and strengthen our services,” said Terri Hobbs, Housecall Providers executive director. “We knew they shared our same goals, values and nonprofit status, and would enable us to continue as a unique entity, but with a strong, innovative partner backing us.”
Housecall Providers’ board and executive leadership were drawn to the structure and array of coordinated care services offered through CareOregon. More care options mean that the chronically ill patients served by the medical nonprofit will have their health needs addressed in a way that many have never experienced before, certainly not in a home environment. Additional support for providers allows for their patient panels to increase over time so more people will be able to take advantage of home-based medicine.
“Through this partnership, Housecall Providers will bring decades worth of experience delivering home-based medical care to an innovative health plan whose vision is for all individuals, regardless of income or social circumstances, to experience the best health possible,” Hobbs stated.
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