SOLANO COALITION FOR BETTER HEALTH INC./NORTHBAY HEALTHCARE GROUP, SUTTER SOLANO MEDICAL CENTER AND KAISER PERMANENTE: Competitors find power in cooperation

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Abstract

THE PROBLEM

A fragmented health care system negatively impacted patients and providers in Solano County, Calif.

THE PLAYERS

NorthBay Healthcare Group, Sutter Solano Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente.

THE PLAN

Create a coalition to increase access to health care.

THE RESULTS

Partnership HealthPlan of California serves 42,000 residents; 13,000 kids are enrolled in appropriate insurance programs; County Medical Services Program provides managed care to indigent adults; Virtual Clinic Network stores patient information at clinics and hospital EDs.

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