WakeMed Key Community Care, LLC is an ACO that is composed of a network of individual practices of ACO professionals, and a hospital employing ACO professionals.
WakeMed Key Community Care is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) established to enhance the quality and coordination of health care, and reduce the costs of care by providing more value for beneficiaries. ACOs enable medical providers to work closer together to create healthier communities and help individuals in the Triangle-area coordinate their health more effectively. A collaboration between WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Key Physicians, WakeMed Key Community Care brings together more than 430 primary care providers with a leading health system and an additional 750 specialty care providers. The partnership is designed to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time at the right level, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. It is a limited liability company in which WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Key Physicians are members.
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WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 884-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency and trauma, physical rehab and specialization in orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center.
Locally based and community owned, WakeMed exists for the health of the community and is committed to a variety of health and wellness improvement programs. WakeMed’s team of 8,500 employees, 1,500 volunteers, more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, and 240 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care.
For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
Key Physicians is a community-based group of medical professionals dedicated to high-quality care delivered at optimum value. Based on the concepts of Patient Centered Medical Home, Key brings together almost 200 primary care physicians to deliver a coordinated and collaborative experience for its patients.
Key employs the “Patient Centered Medical Home” model of care. This model puts the patient in the center of healthcare. Key’s primary care physicians coordinate referrals to specialists, treatment plans, and transitions of care for patients. In addition, the Key network provides patient care advocates dedicated to helping patients stay healthy.
For more information, visit keymedicalhome.com.