8/31/22 | We have great news! Monument Health Welcomes District 51 Employees To The Network!
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 Executive Director Ashley Thurow 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,” states Thurow.
“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 Thurow. 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 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,” adds Dr. Michael Pramenko, Monument Health’s board chair.
Monument Health is a clinically integrated network based in Grand Junction, CO. The CIN serves 75,000 members across western Colorado focused on reducing the cost of healthcare and improving health outcomes.
Ashley Thurow is passionate about improving our healthcare system and individual well-being through innovation, partnerships, and healthcare payment reform. Before becoming Monument Health’s Executive Director, she served as Director of Payer Contracting and Value-Based Care for Children’s Hospital Colorado where she helped grow the hospital’s pediatric clinically integrated network (CIN) through payer partnerships while supporting value-based and traditional fee-for-service contracting. Prior to her work at Children’s Hospital, she consulted over 80 organizations across the country on population health efforts spanning from Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiation to the maturation of provider-sponsored health plans through her roles at Evolent Health and Deloitte. She serves as Board Chair for Nourish Colorado, a statewide non-profit seeking to ensure equitable healthy food access to all Coloradans. She also currently serves as adjunct faculty at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Ashley holds business degrees from the University of Arizona and the George Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).