REGION - Harrington HealthCare System was in the news last week with its story of growth in southern Worcester County.
The Worcester Business Journal named Harrington HealthCare System the top growth company in the nonprofits category, with revenues expanding from $93,340.000 in 2009 to $128,529,599 in 2011, a 38% increase.
“We’re not just Harrington Hospital in Southbridge anymore,” said Edward H. Moore, President and CEO, “We’ve transformed from a hospital into a system, with a new medical building in Charlton, the management of Hubbard Hospital in Webster, and soon a new office in Spencer.”
Earlier this month Harrington announced that it would accept Fallon Community Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage Plan for seniors, and last week expanded that relationship with an additional list of FCHP insurance products,
Mr. Moore said that the system’s focus is on prevention and on delivery of high quality health care, with high standards. “Fallon gets it,” he said. “That’s why we’re glad to be partners with them.”
Currently Harrington HealthCare System serves about 5,000 FCHP members, according to Mr. Moore, and FCHP has about 25,000 members total. “And now that FCHP patients will be able to go to all our doctors, we hope to capture more of them,” he said.
Specifically, Harrington will accept FCHP Direct Care, FCHP Select Care, FCHP Tiered Choice, Fallon Senior Plan, FCHP MassHealth (Medicaid) and NaviCare at all its facilities, including Harrington Hospital, Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard, Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, as well as Harrington’s Physician Hospital Organization.
Fallon Community Health Plan is one of the largest insurers in Central Massachusetts, the market served by Harrington HealthCare System.
In the official statement Mr. Moore said: “Harrington HealthCare System is extremely pleased to announce our expanded relationship with Fallon Community Health Plan, Harrington has long offered a number of Fallon products to the residents of this region. By broadening our Fallon offerings, we are giving those covered by FCHP more choice in the marketplace.
Patrick Hughes, President and CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan said, “At FCHP, we have long supported the high-quality and outstanding services provided by regional and community-based hospitals and doctors. We're pleased and proud to have Harrington HealthCare System provide care to so many of our members."
While Harrington grew rapidly in the last three years, fiscal year 2012 was more challenging, and it laid off 12 people, reduced hours for a dozen others and eliminated nine vacant positions. The new partnership with FCHP will help fuel continued growth. Harrington has 1,300 employees. “This is a real win for everybody,” concluded Mr. Moore.
- Saturday, 20 October 2012
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