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Welcome to wellinformed, your resource for the exciting developments happening in your system, Wellforce. Wellforce is young – only four years old -- but we are already disrupting the market and challenging the status quo. Teams from across the system and full-time Wellforce staff are creating new programs and partnerships to make care better, more convenient and more affordable.  Read on to find out how Wellforce is creating a healthier system of care.   

Quality Care & Value

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Advancing Accountable Care
This year, Wellforce launched its first Accountable Care Organization. Wellforce Care Plan is part of Massachusetts’ efforts to transform the care of MassHealth patients – increasing quality and lowering costs. Learn the numbers behind the plan as well as one patient’s heart-warming story >
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5 Reasons Home Care is Essential
Wellforce just announced that Home Health Foundation will become a member of our system and enhance our already outstanding home care services at MelroseWakefield and Circle Health. Here are 5 reasons why this is an important growth strategy for Wellforce >

Healthy Communities

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Stoneham Cancer Center Lessons in Collaboration
In September, we’ll celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center in Stoneham, an ambitious partnership between Wellforce members MelroseWakefield Healthcare and Tufts Medical Center. Hear from Todd Stanganelli, Executive Director of the Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center, and Elisa Scher, MSN RN-BC, Executive Director of the Cancer Center in Stoneham about how it all came together >

Engaged Employees, Exceptional Customer Service

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The Pulse of CardioVascular Care Across Wellforce
An educated patient is a healthier patient. More than 100 Wellforce team members came together to establish best practices, launch major quality initiatives, and create new educational materials for atrial fibrillation and heart failure care. Learn more about the Wellforce-wide Initiative in Cardiovascular Care (WINCC) >
 

Thriving Physician Environment

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A Force for Better Healthcare
Wellforce is well on its way to increasing the number of primary care physicians in our system. A group of physicians, recruiters and others are developing a fantastic strategy to recruit the best and brightest >

Get to Know a Wellforce Leader

Chris Johnson is listed as one of the top 10 people to watch in healthcare contracting. 
Meet Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Wellforce, and also one of the 10 People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting nationally. More about Chris >

You should know

  • Lowell General, MelroseWakefield & Tufts MC are among those leading the nation in reduction of C-section rates and have received the Blue Distinction for maternity services from BlueCross BlueShield. 
  • Wellforce Government Relations has worked diligently to provide our elected officials with a better understanding of Floating Hospital for Children and Lowell Community Health Center's achievements (despite limited reimbursements due to their payor mix). These efforts resulted in securing significant state funding for each of these organizations.
  • Wellforce is actively advocating for affordable care and ensuring that our members remain competitive in the market by taking a stand on the BI-Lahey merger. Beth Israel-Lahey merger raises a Medicaid issue.
  • We’re implementing a system-wide applicant tracking system (ATS) called Position Manager version 11. The ATS upgrade will significantly improve the applicant and hiring manager experience across Wellforce with a dynamic dashboard, mobile-friendly applications and an integrated workflow.
 

Learn more

To learn more about our united commitment, purpose and how to join
contact Deb Joelson at 
Deb.joelson@wellforce.org

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