HVHC members include healthcare delivery systems who share goals of improving quality of care, improving health outcomes, and reducing costs by identifying and accelerating widespread adoption of best-practice care models and innovative value-based payment models.

Founding Members


DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK is a national leader in patient-centered health care and building a sustainable health system. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire’s only Level 1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. As an academic medical center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research at the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.


DENVER HEALTH is the Rocky Mountain Region’s Level I academic trauma center, and the safety net hospital for the Denver area. The Denver Health system, which integrates acute and emergency care with public and community health, includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, Denver Health Paramedic Division, eight family health centers, 14 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, NurseLine, Denver CARES, Denver Public Health, the Denver Health Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics.


INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE is an integrated nonprofit system serving the residents of Utah and southern Idaho. Intermountain consists of 22 hospitals in urban and rural areas, 185 clinics, a Medical Group with some 1,000 employed physicians, a health plans division called Select Health with 600,000 members, home health agencies, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. Intermountain and its facilities are routinely ranked among the nation’s best. As part of its charitable mission, Intermountain provides needed medical care to region residents, regardless of ability to pay.


MAYO CLINIC is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. More than 3,700 physicians and scientists and 50,000 allied staff work at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona. Mayo Clinic reinvests everything earned into improving medical practice, research and education. For more than 100 years, millions of people from all walks of life have found answers at Mayo Clinic. These patients say that they leave Mayo Clinic with peace of mind knowing they received care from the world’s leading experts. To best serve patients, Mayo Clinic works with many insurance companies, does not require a physician referral in most cases and is an in-network provider for millions of people.


THE DARTMOUTH INSTITUTE aims to drive real change in health care, based on 30 years of research. Their vision and commitment is to achieve a patient-centered, high quality, cost- effective health care system with access and excellence for all. Dr. John E. Wennberg founded the Institute in 1988 as the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences. It is the home of the Dartmouth Atlas, and is known for innovating in shared decision making for patients and demonstrating unwarranted variation in the practice and outcomes of medical treatment.



Collaborative Members


baylorwhite150BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas, and one of the largest in the United States. BSWH comprises Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) and Scott & White Healthcare, who joined together in 2013 to meet the demands of health care reform, the changing needs of patients, and the recent extraordinary advances in clinical care. The organization spans north and central Texas and operates on a foundation of dedication to providing exemplary health care, education, research, and community service. BSWH includes 43 hospitals (18 fully owned BSWH hospitals) with 5,410 licensed beds, over 500 patient care sites with 5.3 million patient encounters annually, 6,000 affiliated physicians, more than 34,000 employees, and the Scott & White Health plan.


BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, is a fully integrated medical center providing adult services from cardiology to obstetrics, gastrointestinal disorders to cancer care. It has been recognized as a national leader in patient care quality, safety and transparency by The Leapfrog Group, Truven Health’s Top 100 Hospitals and The Society of Critical Care Medicine. BIDMC was the first hospital in the country to achieve meaningful use of electronic medical records, meeting a key set of new federal government standards. BIDMC is home to a renowned academic research program, where scientific discoveries help to transform medical care. It currently ranks third in the country for National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals. With revolutionary advances and therapies happening within their walls, BIDMC is a national and international leader in bench-to-bedside research.

Logo Hawaii Pacific Health smallHAWAI’I PACIFIC HEALTH is a nonprofit health care system and the state’s largest health care provider, committed to providing the highest quality medical care and service to the people of Hawai’i and the Pacific Region through its four hospitals, 50 outpatient clinics and service sites, and more than 1,600 affiliated physicians. The system is anchored by its four nonprofit hospitals: Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital. They have leading strategic initiatives in women’s health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care and bone and joint services. Hawai’i Pacific Health ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide in the adoption of electronic medical records, with system-wide implementation that allows its hospitals and physicians to offer integrated, coordinated care throughout the state.

NorthwellNORTHWELL HEALTH is the nation’s third largest, non-profit secular healthcare system. Northwell Health delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine. Northwell Health cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals, long-term care facilities and nearly 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. Northwell Health’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 46,000, Northwell Health is the largest employer on Long Island and the third-largest private employer in New York City.

providence150PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES, Oregon is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves. It offers a comprehensive array of health and education services through its eight hospitals, medical clinics, health plans, long-term care facilities and home health services. In 2012, Providence affiliated with Swedish Health Services for a combined scope of services including 32 hospitals, 400 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The combined health systems employ more than 64,000 people across five states: Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Providence and Swedish also provided more than $807 million in community benefit, including $270 million in free and discounted care for those who could not afford to pay.

sinai150SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM is located on the west side of Chicago and is recognized for their vision to become a national model for the delivery of urban healthcare. Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, Sinai Community Institute and Sinai Urban Health Institute. The entities of Sinai Health System collectively deliver a full range of high quality outpatient and inpatient services as well as a large number of innovative and impactful community-based health, research and social service programs. They focus their depth of expertise and collective passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in their culturally rich, socioeconomically diverse service area.

uscd150UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH SYSTEM is San Diego’s only academic health system and is composed of UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Jacobs Medical Center (opening in 2016) in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices of UC San Diego Medical Group located throughout southern California. Our dedicated doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, technicians and countless others provide compassionate, patient-centered care every day to patients from around the corner and around the world.

mason150VIRGINIA MASON MEDICAL CENTER, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit comprehensive regional health care system in Seattle that combines a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 440 physicians with a 336-bed acute care hospital. Virginia Mason operates a network of clinics throughout the Puget Sound area, and Bailey-Boushay House, a skilled-nursing facility and chronic care management program for people with HIV/AIDS. The medical center is affiliated with Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, internationally recognized in autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason is known for applying manufacturing principles to health care to improve quality and patient safety.