Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville, WV, has joined The West Virginia Provider and Hospital Organization (WVPHO), which combines physicians and hospitals into a single organization for obtaining payer contracts.

WVPHO integrates participants to produce significant efficiencies, including both improved quality and more cost-effective care.

“The ultimate goal is to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of patient care,” said Michelle Coon, president of the CAMC Health Network. “This is possible through physician leadership and participation, as well as reducing the administrative burdens placed on the provider and payers with the end goal being to ensure the patient is getting the right care at the right time in the right setting.”

WVPHO plans to provide certain administrative services, such as delegated physician credentialing, network management, clinical oversight and utilization review.

“Minnie Hamilton Health System is excited and proud to join the WVPHO,” said Stephen Whited, CEO, Minnie Hamilton Health System. “Ongoing collaborations and affiliations with other health care facilities and providers allow our organization to build upon our outstanding quality of care and improve patient outcomes. We are truly committed to our patients and communities we serve, and the WVPHO will enhance our abilities.”

WVPHO also adds a servicing component that provides the membership with liaison support.

A subsidiary of CAMC founded in 2021, the organization strives to grow a full range of primary care, specialists and hospitals.