Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network (SLHN) has partnered with Premier Inc. to further integrate care delivery, reports Premier. This new partnership is expected to deliver comprehensive quality improvements and operational efficiencies across the health system.
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network was created last fall through the affiliation of Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. This new health system serves a population of 1.6 million people in the Valley of the Sun, Arizona.
As a newly integrated health system, SLHN has become a Premier member owner. This new partnership, however, will now allow the health system to leverage Premier’s full suite of supply chain, performance, and technology services system-wide.
One of the services that SLHN will leverage is Premier’s group purchasing organization, one of the nation’s largest, managing approximately $41 billion in annual spend across more than 1,900 contracts. This extends the existing John C. Lincoln Health Network agreement and expands its purchasing volume to include Scottsdale Healthcare’s three acute-care hospitals, two accountable care organizations, and other care providers within the network.