Manasquan, N.J.-- Although the growth of new integrated healthcare delivery systems has
slowed somewhat, the hospital systems that formed in recent years are "bulking up" adding more
hospitals and other healthcare providers to their networks of affiliates, according to information
culled from the newly published National Directory of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems,
More than 850 hospitals and medical centers merged into or operating as integrated delivery
systems are profiled in the brand new edition of the directory published by the Managed Care
Information Center. The directory profiles the dramatic and historic
consolidation of the nation's hospitals.
The National Directory of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems profiles includes more than
12,000 system affiliations, including hospitals, home health and Visiting Nurse Associations,
hospices, diagnostic centers, ambulatory health centers, community health centers, and long term
The growth in the number of newly-created IHDS' spiked in 1996 as hospital boards and their
CEOs recognized the need to merge to form systems supporting the continuum of care and to
effectively negotiate with managed care plans, said Robert K. Jenkins, Managed Care
Information Center president.
In addition to the growth in numbers of system affiliates, the number of primary care and
specialist physicians aligning with the IHDS also grew, MCIC researchers found.
The directory includes key contact information on more than 5,100 executives of integrated
"Extensive research was undertaken by the MCIC research staff to identify the systems," said
Gwen Lareau, project director. Research efforts included mail, fax and telephone surveys and
telephone verification interviews. The research is complemented by the MCIC editorial staff
news gathering, including attendance at industry conferences, exclusive new stories, and data
gleaned from company annual reports, 10Ks, and federal and state government filings and
records, Lareau said.
The profiles include such system statistics as parent organization, year begun, its tax status, type
of integration, enrollment or covered lives if available, number of physicians affiliated or
aligned, and number of hospital facilities in the network.
Organized by state in alphabetic order, the directory provides three indexes including personnel
and affiliated organizations.
An analysis of the growth in IHDSs also is included and features statistics, current penetration
by region, IHDS penetration by state, the top 50 IHDS by revenue and projected IHDS growth.
The National Directory of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, Second Edition, is available
in print, 557 pages, for $395 plus $8.50 shipping. The database is available on disk for $1,945
and includes a free six-month update as part of the license.
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