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Why Choose Us?

A Letter From Our Market Vice President

Established in 2012, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners is a physician-led, patient focused, clinically integrated network (CIN). As the largest and most advanced CIN in Kentucky, Saint Joseph Health Partners is uniquely positioned to make a real, tangible difference in the health of the people of Kentucky by collaborating with a premier group of independent and employed providers. 

We are leading the way in value-based care, which measures, reports and rewards excellence in health care delivery. Through our multidisciplinary care management approach, we are able to recognize long-term solutions to disease management by understanding and managing the full spectrum of health care needs including social determinants of health. 

We constantly analyze data and optimize our approach to stratify risk and focus on those who incur the highest amount of medical cost and address those members who are at risk for developing more serious health complications. Utilizing our highly skilled and diverse care management team, our solutions, designed for person-centered care, encourage a 1:1 relationship between care coordinators and the individual. This holistic model integrates an individual's health, medication management, nutrition, exercise and stress reduction which may affect the ability to improve and sustain better health. 

– Dorothy Lockhart, MBA, MSN, RN – Market Vice President

Our Approach

Our innovative care management strategy centers on the primary care component of health care. It is critical that primary care providers are connected seamlessly with all network providers, each with access to the tools and resources they need to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

This connection allows providers to make well-informed clinical decisions. We touch every aspect of our patients’ health by maximizing their experience with providers at all levels of care, and focusing attention on optimizing health, versus illness and disease.

Multidisciplinary Team

Alongside your provider, our local multidisciplinary clinical team members engage, educate and assist patients using population health management strategies. Our registered nurse (RN) care coordinators provide elevated attention to detail to high risk patients with chronic illnesses. Our social worker (SW) care coordinators are there to support patient needs such as support for housing, transportation or medications. The clinical pharmacists provide a wide-range of services inclusing investigating lower cost options to increase medication adhererence. Our ambulatory care coordination assistants facilitate care after patients have been discharged from the hospital. 

Population Health Management

Our proactive application of strategies and interventions to defined groups of individuals across the continuum of care improves the health of those individuals at the lowest necessary cost. Throughout the care journey we improve access to care, assist with coordination of patient transfers between care environments, manage 90-day episodes of care, reduce hospital readmission rates, and collaborate with the providers and practices to identify and schedule needed prevention screenings.