Adventist Health System/West is reorganizing executive responsibilities to better develop three new regional delivery systems, the Portland (Ore.) Network, Northern California Network and Central Valley (Calif.) Network.
In order to prepare for capitation, Adventist will set up new integrated delivery systems modeled after the one it established two years ago, Southern California Healthcare Network, which includes a medical foundation.
While Adventist/West already has the components of these systems in the new regions, it now needs to integrate them, a spokeswoman said.
Though the integrated systems probably will vary slightly in each region, each will provide the full continuum of care and include physicians, outpatient clinics, home healthcare and acute-care services.
The staff reorganization includes naming Michael H. Jackson to the newly created position of senior vice president for delivery of care. Mr. Jackson will oversee all clinical processes, home health, quality programs and information systems.
He also will work closely with medical directors of the foundations in the three regions.
Adventist/West oversees operations in five Western states and includes 18 acute-care hospitals, 18 home health agencies, four hospices, eight home-care services, several physician/hospital medical foundations and numerous outpatient facilities.
The reorganization won't add personnel, the company said.