'We must collaborate with both healthcare professional and regional employers to achieve a key aspect of the Triple-Aim, which is reducing healthcare costs.' Mark McKinney, CEO at Hixny
ALBANY, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2014
Hixny, the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), serving more than 1.6 million patients in the Greater Capital Region, Northern New York and the Mohawk Valley, announces the expansion of its employer class to include Price Chopper Supermarkets and Fusco Personnel.
This strategic expansion of Hixny’s employer class is designed to bring key regional employers to the on-going discussion of improving employee health and reducing healthcare costs in our region.
“One of the key goals in achieving the Triple-Aim is reducing per-capita healthcare costs,” said Mark McKinney, CEO at Hixny. “We believe that in order to recognize this goal, we must be collaborating not only with healthcare professionals, but also with key regional employers who are on the forefront of employee health. Price Chopper Supermarkets and Fusco Personnel are leaders in their industries and dedicated to health of their employees and the community.”
“As a major employer, we prioritize people and are actively engaged in sustaining the good health of our workforce,” said Mona Golub, VP Public Relations and Consumer Services for Price Chopper Supermarkets/The Golub Corporation. “The changing landscape in healthcare requires that we share best practices and explore innovative and resourceful ways to improve health outcomes and the efficiency with which they are achieved. So, we value the opportunity to join in this dialogue with Hixny and other likeminded businesses,” she added. Price Chopper employs more than 22,000 throughout the Northeast.
“It is critical for us as a company to become as educated as possible on today’s healthcare as it relates to our employees and us as an employer,” said Patricia A. Fusco, President & CEO of Fusco Personnel. “Our participation with Hixny will allow us to do just that. We are very excited about the opportunity to be a member of such a valuable organization.” Fusco Personnel employees eleven staff members and more than 150 temporary and contract employees.
The employer class was established in 2009 when the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) became the first business association to join Hixny. In recent years, Hixny has worked closely with CEG President F. Michael Tucker to gain a better understanding of the needs and perceptions of the business community as it relates to striving for healthier employees and lowering healthcare costs. Earlier this year, SEFCU became a member of the employer class.
Hixny (“hix-knee”) is a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) which serves 1.6 million people in the greater Capital District, Northern New York, and the Mohawk Valley. Hixny connects providers, patients and organizations to better coordinate care and reduce healthcare costs across our community. Hixny’s programs and services give patients and clinicians real-time electronic access to patients’ comprehensive medical history for making timely, informed care decisions. As a not-for-profit, Hixny collaborates with health plans, hospitals, physician practices, employers, government agencies, patients and others in its region who share the common vision and goal of substantially transforming healthcare and improving population health. To learn more about Hixny, visit http://www.hixny.org.
About Price Chopper - Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-led company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit http://www.pricechopper.com
Fusco Personnel – 2014 celebrates 20 years in business! A leader in the Recruiting industry for 20 years in the Capital Region – specializing in Healthcare (clinical and non-clinical), Technology, Sales, HR, Engineering, Finance, and Administrative support – Executive Search, Direct Hire, Contract Consulting, and Temporary.