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CHI St. Joseph Health Partners

At a glance

Region: Southeast
Year Started: 2013
Leadership: Dorothy Lockhart
Website: chisaintjosephhealthpartners.org
MSSP: Enhanced
Lives Managed: 108,000
Providers: 1,996

Kentucky

CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners (SJHP) was established in 2012 as a physician-led clinically integrated network. As the most advanced clinically integrated network in the state, SJHP is uniquely positioned to make a real difference, in the health of the people of Kentucky, by working along-side-of independent and employed providers.

SJHP is leading the way in value-based care, which measures, reports and rewards excellence in health care delivery. Through our multidisciplinary care management approach, we are able to recognize long-term solutions to disease management by understanding and managing the spectrum of healthcare needs including social determinants of health.

By analyzing health data, we are able to stratify risk and focus on those who incur the highest amount of medical cost and address those members who are at risk for developing more serious health complication. Utilizing our skilled and diverse care management team, our solutions, designed for a person-centered approach, encourage a 1:1 relationship between care coordinators and the individual. This holistic model integrates an individual’s health, medication management, nutrition, exercise and stress reduction which may affect the ability to improve and sustain better health.

Quality Highlight

With a focus on preventive screenings, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, as well as patient adherence to the care plan and physician compliance with best practices, SJHP was recognized by America’s Physician Groups as a 5-Star “Exemplary” ACO for two consecutive years. SJHP has achieved over $33 million in savings in Medicare programs and $7 million in savings managing the commercial employee health plan. Participating in a three-year Medicare Bundle Payment Care Improvement (BPCI) program, SJHP reduced readmission rates by 50%, achieving $4 million in savings with increased patient satisfaction and quality scores.
In 2019, SJHP worked with six CHI hospitals to provide transition-of-care services for patients who are at high risk for readmissions to ensure continuity of care and reduction of readmissions. SJHP has been able to reduce acute care readmissions substantially since beginning this initiative.


Market Vice President, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners

Dorothy Lockhart serves as the Market Vice President for CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners. Prior to this, she was Market Director of Care Management at CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners from April, 2015 – November 2019. Dorothy has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years in ACO management, transplantation, community health, skilled nursing, insurance case management and utilization review. She serves on the Board for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life and is a proponent for organ and tissue donation, education and awareness.

Market Vice President, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners

Dorothy Lockhart serves as the Market Vice President for CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners. Prior to this, she was Market Director of Care Management at CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners from April, 2015 – November 2019. Dorothy has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years in ACO management, transplantation, community health, skilled nursing, insurance case management and utilization review. She serves on the Board for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life and is a proponent for organ and tissue donation, education and awareness.