Albertsons and Safeway extend BridgeHealth surgery benefit to thousands of additional employees after year-long pilot

Albertsons Cos. achieves favorable ROI in 12-month pilot while saving employees money and improving their health outcomes DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Albertsons Companies has strengthened its employee benefits package by expanding its employees’ access to BridgeHealth, an industry-leading provider of Surgical Centers of Excellence. Albertsons Cos., the second largest traditional retail grocer in the United States, identified BridgeHealth as an innovative way to stem the cost of high-dollar surgeries while improving the health and wellness of employees. To… Read More →

BridgeHealth Announces New Program to Treat Biggest Employer Cost Driver

Hinge Health-BridgeHealth partner to provide full-spectrum treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BridgeHealth, a leading provider of national surgical Centers of Excellence, announced that it has partnered with Hinge Health, an innovative provider of digital care for chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions — such as knee arthritis or low back pain. Together, BridgeHealth and Hinge Health will assist plan sponsors, including large self-insured employers, tackle their largest cost driver – musculoskeletal health. Through this collaboration, innovative… Read More →

Jeff Somar Joins the BridgeHealth Business Development Team

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BridgeHealth, the leading provider of a value-based healthcare solution for high-quality surgical procedures, announced today that Jeff Somar has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President of Business Development. A seasoned healthcare sales strategist, Somar brings a deep understanding of the healthcare ecosystem, including employer, payer, and consumer dynamics. “Jeff brings a wealth of experience in sales, strategy, and business development for both startup and established companies,” said Mark Stadler, President & CEO… Read More →

BridgeHealth Expands Its National Panel of Surgical Centers

DENVER – BridgeHealth, the leading national provider for surgical centers of excellence and value-based care, announced today it has added five surgical centers to its national provider panel. Fresno Surgical Hospital and Summit Surgical Center, both in Fresno, California, and OrthoAtlanta (two centers) and Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center serving the greater Atlanta area are now partnered with BridgeHealth. “These centers of excellence are important and valued additions for our national program because they offer… Read More →

Terry Fouts Joins BridgeHealth as Chief Medical Officer

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BridgeHealth has announced that Terry Fouts, MD, has joined the company as its Chief Medical Officer. BridgeHealth is the leading provider of value-based healthcare services, offering high-quality, lower cost bundled surgical case rate benefits to self-funded groups. In addition to his role with BridgeHealth, Fouts serves as Chief Clinical Officer and Clinical Operations Advisor for Empactful Capital and as advisor to HBI Solutions, Owl Insights and medAstute Consulting. He has held the role of Chief Medical… Read More →

BridgeHealth Named to Inc. 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BridgeHealth, the leading provider of value-based healthcare services, has again been recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company, making 2018 the fourth year in a row the company has earned this recognition. The company ranked #3469 this year, with a three-year sales growth of 109%. Stadler credits BridgeHealth’s success to the increasing interest of self-insured health plan sponsors to more directly control healthcare costs without limiting plan member access to quality care. In… Read More →

Jamie Hall Joins BridgeHealth as Chief Growth Officer

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BridgeHealth, the national leader in providing value-based care for high quality surgical procedures, announced today that Jamie Hall has joined its executive team as Chief Growth Officer. A healthcare industry veteran, Hall’s experience includes more than 20 years driving market adoption for healthcare service and technology solutions to payers, providers, and large employers. Past positions include Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Certifi, Inc.; Chief Growth Officer at LifeNexus, provider of iChip; and SVP… Read More →

BridgeHealth Contracts with North American Specialty Hospital, a Near-Shore Center of Excellence

BridgeHealth offers access to a unique travel-for-treatment provider located in Cancun, thus continuing its commitment to providing the highest quality surgical care at affordable prices to plan sponsors and their members DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BridgeHealth and North American Specialty Hospital announced today a contract that opens the door to BridgeHealth members for high-quality surgical care delivered in a near-shore location, at prices far below the average cost for care in the U.S. A market leader in value-based surgical benefits and… Read More →

Jacobson Joins BridgeHealth as CFO

DENVER, January 25, 2018 — BridgeHealth today announced that Peter Jacobson has joined its management team as chief financial officer. BridgeHealth is a leader in providing bundled surgical case rate benefit plans to self-funded employers. Reporting to Mark Stadler, BridgeHealth’s president and chief executive officer, Jacobson will manage the firm’s finance, accounting, reporting, tax, treasury, audit and financial planning. In the newly created and expanded role, Jacobson also will oversee BridgeHealth’s information technology and care… Read More →

Florida Sheriffs Trust Contracts for BridgeHealth’s Value-Based Surgery Benefits

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Florida Sheriffs Multiple Employers Trust has contracted with BridgeHealth for value-based surgery benefits. BridgeHealth is a leader in providing bundled surgical case rate benefit plans to self-funded employers. BridgeHealth enables the Sheriffs Trust’s 550 employees and family members to access top-performing surgical centers of excellence at lower, predictable costs. BridgeHealth’s employer clients save 30-50 percent on major scheduled surgeries, such as spinal fusions, hip replacements, angioplasties and coronary bypasses. BridgeHealth negotiates with the… Read More →