newsuva bon secours expand joint clinical programs

UVA, Bon Secours expand joint clinical programs


uva-health-sysUniversity of Virginia Health System and Bon Secours Health System signed a non-exclusive agreement this week that will lead to new patient care partnerships in cardiovascular services, cancer, physician recruitment, population health, patient safety, and undergraduate and graduate medical education.

UVA and Bon Secours now collaborate to provide a variety of patient care services in Richmond, including interventional neuroradiology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric genetics and heart care. For example, the heart care partnership has included the introduction of Transcatheter mitral valve repair to Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. Bon Secours also has an academic affiliation with the UVA School of Medicine, which enables UVA medical students to perform clinical rotations at Bon Secours facilities in Richmond as part of their education.

Future additional collaborations between UVA and Bon Secours are expected to focus on heart care, cancer care and clinical trials, patient safety, enhancing the physician recruitment pipeline and population health. The population health model focuses on keeping patients healthy while providing them with high-quality care. The agreement also consolidates existing partnerships between the two health systems into a single agreement.

“Through this expansion of our relationship, UVA and Bon Secours look forward to sharing our best practices in patient safety and care coordination to enhance the quality of care for patients in the Richmond and Charlottesville areas,” said Richard P. Shannon, M.D., UVA’s executive vice president for health affairs.

“This expanded relationship with UVA will help us identify additional opportunities for collaboration to better serve our patients and our community,” said Peter J. Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System. “This agreement will help increase coordination and enhance transitions of care between Bon Secours and UVA care providers.”

The institutional agreement does not involve any exchange of money or ownership interest between UVA and Bon Secours.



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