Since 2016, Grand Junction-based Monument Health has partnered with local doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, and employers to facilitate integrated and highly personalized health care for its members.
Monument Health’s CEO Stephanie Motter explains, “Monument Health was born out of the idea of bringing doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies together into one coordinated network to improve the care and experience patients receive. It’s a simple concept, but this high-level integration requires commitment, follow-through, and accountability and that’s where the Monument Health framework comes into play.”
Monument Health’s integrated care model known as a clinically integrated network (CIN) translates into improved health outcomes and contained costs because doctors and hospitals commit to working together to avoid unnecessary redundancies, cut red tape, and provide efficiencies. Efficiencies such as embedding behavioral health specialists; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; and nutritional, diabetic, and weight loss counseling into an appointment are common practice. The advanced care coordination offered through Monument Health saves time and money for its members while offering a more coordinated, highly personalized way of treating the whole patient.
“We have seen firsthand incredible examples of clinicians improving access to care, removing duplications, and creating new workflows in order to see patients more quickly and improve health outcomes because they are empowered to creatively lead in this effort through their partnership with Monument Health,” adds Motter.
“We’re also very proud of the fact that we can guarantee access to a primary care provider and offer shorter wait times when our members need to see a specialist,” continues Motter. Monument Health is able to offer these benefits to its members because the providers and specialists within the network reserve blocks of time in advance for member needs.
Monument Health’s services are offered to individuals and families through a partnership with Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP), a Colorado-based insurance provider founded in Grand Junction more than 40 years ago. Self-insured employer groups are also able to work directly with Monument Health to access the high-performing network of hospitals and doctors and its network services.
The Monument Health provider network includes over 160 Western Colorado primary care providers serving members in nationally recognized practices, nearly 800 specialists, Delta County Memorial Hospital, Colorado Canyons Hospital and Family Health West, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and all SCL Health hospitals and facilities statewide.
According to Dr. Michael Pramenko, Primary Care Partners’ Executive Director and Monument Health’s Board Chair, “Monument Health is proud to offer expert care to its members, close to home while achieving our goal of better, more coordinated care, contained costs, and healthier communities.”
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About Our CEO
Stephanie Motter is the Chief Executive Office of Monument Health. Before joining Monument Health, she was the Vice President of Quality & Clinical Strategy at DaVita, leading national teams around quality measurement, pay for performance, value-based care, and clinical program design and implementation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Smith College, a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Yale University, and a Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management from Colorado State University. Currently, Stephanie serves on the Board of Directors for the Mesa County Workforce Center and as a gubernatorial appointee on the Colorado Mesa University Board of Trustees.