SOURCE: Business Review USA

Business Review USA

May 17, 2012 16:50 ET

Mercy Health System of Wisconsin Remains a Nationally-Recognized Model of Industry Efficiency, in Business Review USA

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - In a report in Business Review USA, the success of Mercy Health System under the direction of its CEO/President Javon R. Bea is examined. Based in Janesville, WI, the organization is a model of industry efficiency.

In 1989, Mercy consisted of a single stand-alone community hospital with no employed physicians, no ambulatory care centers and none of the comprehensive array of services it now provides patients through its vertically integrated system of 68 facilities in 26 southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities. Mercy Health System now stands as a nationally-acclaimed provider with more than 385 employed physician partners. Mercy serves more than 1.2 million patients per year, employs nearly 4,000, and operates three hospitals along with multiple clinics, specialty centers and community outreach centers.

"I think the key was clearly pursuing vertical integration and developing the right economic model and company culture. By integrating massive scale in all specialties, where physicians are not competing against you or developing their own centers, we were able to move much more quickly into new areas to provide service, whether by specialty or numbers of doctors," explains Bea, the author of several books and a regular lecturer at industry events.

Mercy physicians in outlying geographic regions now refer patients to one of the regional medical centers and specialty clinics and, if needed, for inpatient care at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Mercy Harvard Hospital or Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center. Factor in Mercy's managed care health insurance and you have a closed loop model that was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence in 2008.

Read the article here: http://www.BusinessReviewUSA.com

About Mercy Health System
The phrase "healing in the broadest sense" encapsulates the Mercy Health System mission and the organization's commitment to patients and community members. Based in Janesville, WI, Mercy is a vertically integrated system of 68 facilities in 26 southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities and is a nationally-acclaimed provider with more than 385 employed physician partners that serves more than 1.2 million patients per year, employs nearly 4,000 partners, and operates three hospitals along with multiple clinics, specialty centers and community outreach centers. For more information, visit http://www.mercyhealthsystem.org.

About Business Review USA
Business Review USA is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and industry-specific news throughout the United States. Business Review USA is the territory-dedicated arm of the WDM Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, WDM Group retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, mobile apps, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

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