Jefferson Regional Announces Plans for Strategic Partnership with Highmark
From left: J. Robert Baum, Ph.D., Highmark Chairman of the Board; John Dempster, President and CEO, Jefferson Regional Medical Center; Richard Collins, Jr., M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Jefferson Regional Medical Center; John W. Paul, Highmark Leader Integrated Delivery System; Charles Modispacher, Chairperson, Jefferson Regional Board of Directors; and James Cooper, Senior Executive Vice President, Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
The Board of Directors of Jefferson Regional Medical Center has unanimously voted to pursue a strategic partnership with Highmark that will benefit the communities it serves.
“This is an important milestone for Jefferson Regional Medical Center,” said John J. Dempster, President and CEO. “This new relationship is a positive step for our organization, one that will enhance the lives of our patients who will be the recipients of expanded services and innovative technologies.”
Highmark Chairman of the Board J. Robert Baum, Ph.D. said the partnership “demonstrates the commitment of Highmark and Jefferson to working together to create a more modern, efficient health care system. It keeps care in the community, creating greater convenience for patients and maintaining the economic vitality of the South Hills.”
Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be an important part of Highmark’s integrated delivery system in its southern service region. The benefits of this partnership are many, including:
- A new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department at our main hospital.
- Expanded clinical services such as neurosurgery and gynecology.
- Expanded services at Jefferson Regional Bethel Park Campus.
Highmark has committed to supporting Jefferson’s medical staff in providing health and wellness care in the community, and promoting the Jefferson brand. The management of Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Highmark will continue discussions with the goal of finalizing the relationship, which must be approved by the Pennsylvania Attorney General and Allegheny County Orphan’s Court.