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Ellis, St. Peter’s align

Efficient care is major goal of partnership

James W. Connolly, president & CEO of Ellis Medicine and James Reed, president & CEO, St. Peter's Health speak during a press conference to announce Ellis Medicine and St. Peter's Health will partner to collaborate with physicians to create a joint clinically integrated network.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
James W. Connolly, president & CEO of Ellis Medicine and James Reed, president & CEO, St. Peter's Health speak during a press conference to announce Ellis Medicine and St. Peter's Health will partner to collaborate with physicians to create a joint clinically integrated network.
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Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners announced Tuesday that they will form a new regional alliance designed to deliver better, more efficient care to patients at a lower cost to the overall health care system. The alliance is what’s known as a Clinically Integrated Network, or CIN, a partnership among physicians, hospitals and health systems who have committed to work together in coordinating care that is reimbursed based on its overall value to the ...


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tonijean613
June 23, 2014
9:33 a.m.

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I have a hard time grasping how hospital administrators have money to pay for building a new parking garage and for extremely high CEO salaries instead of investing first in direct patient care. Ellis desperately needs more nurses so that patients aren't entering with one issue that expands to a bigger more costly problem due to understaffing and lack of adequately trained nursing/medical staff. The nurses need to be paid better and need less patients per shift in order to attract the better qualified nurses you see in major city hospitals and who have more professional training- (almost on same level of PA's and they don't suffer as much burn out which is critical to patient care). University of Minnesota delivers some of the best in nursing that I have ever seen. One can really notice the difference. And, Cleveland Clinic not too long ago started paying their MD's a fixed high salary and are reporting good results. Ellis should try to do what the best are already doing...which is put money into the medical staff and better training to get better results.

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