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An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with Medicare to give you high quality service and care. Gulf Coast Health Partners, incorporated as Northwest Florida Health Partners LLC, is comprised of:

ACO Participants

ACO Participants in Joint Venture between ACO Professionals and Hospitals
No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals.

ACO Governing Body

  • Dr. Estrellita Redmon, Chairperson, ACO Participant, Sacred Heart Medical Group
  • Dr. Paul Baroco, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
  • Susan Cornejo, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola
  • Dr. Emilie Hallford, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Alabama Providence Healthcare Services
  • Dr. Rachel Bixler, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Sacred Heart Medical Group

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive – Laura Behr
  • Medical Director – Dr. Estrellita Redmon
  • Compliance Officer – Rebecca Lovelace
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer - Dr. Rachel Bixler

ACO Committees and Committee Leadership

  • Quality/Care Coordination – Dr. Rachel Bixler, Chair
  • Patient Safety  – Dr. Estrellita Redmon, Chair
  • Beneficiary Engagement – Melissa Hatch, Chair
  • Finance Committee – Susan Cornejo, Chair

Types of ACO Participants, or Combinations of Participants, that Formed the ACO

  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Hospitals employing ACO professionals

Partners: Ascension Sacred Heart and Ascension Providence
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