Market and Care Distribution Planning

University Hospitals is a US leading health care system, providing medical care at locations throughout Northeast Ohio and offering the region’s largest network of primary care physicians, outpatient centers and hospitals. The System’s 1032-bed, tertiary medical center is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University. The Innova Group led a process to optimize the care delivery network in one of the system’s larger geographic regions.

The Innova Group work included:

  • Assessing the current state of the market and determining growth trajectory relative to changing models of care
  • Assessing highest and best use of community hospital assets
  • Exploring scenarios for distribution of services that would free up capacity at the tertiary/quaternary facility and transfer lower complexity care closer to more accessible, lower cost sites
  • Determining impact on contribution margin, access and brand of growing the newer, more efficient community hospital and transitioning use of older, nearby facilities
  • Modeling the implications of service growth on space needs and project capital costs at the targeted hospitals
  • Converting current fee-for-service volumes to equivalent enrollees in a managed model
  • Forecasting the number of providers, by specialty and location, the system would need to meet access and financial goals