Lee Memorial Health System Partners with Aegis Health Group to Evaluate Employer Engagement in Southwest Florida Market

Memorial Health System
(LMHS), a leading healthcare system serving
the Southwest Florida community since 1916, today announced an agreement
with Aegis
Health Group
to evaluate the system’s employer-directed population
health strategy. For nearly three decades, Aegis has assisted hundreds
of hospitals and health systems
with effective employer
, population
and physician

“We engaged Aegis to help us advance our employer engagement strategy,”
said Kevin Newingham, Chief Strategy Officer of Lee Memorial Health
System. “Their experience, knowledge and best practices will help us
accelerate development and increase impact of our employer-focused

Initial activities focus on Aegis completing a strategic and operational
evaluation to help LMHS determine an employer
engagement strategy
that will best support the system’s broader
strategic objectives. This strategy includes strengthening relationships
with local employers, businesses and other community organizations to
promote better health among employees and meet their individual needs
with available services. After identifying LMHS’s strategic goals and
evaluating market opportunities, Aegis provides a strategic plan for
implementation and execution.

“We are honored to assist such a forward-thinking healthcare provider as
Lee Memorial Health System in further positioning the system as the
leading resource for improving health in the community,” said Phillip
Suiter, President and CEO of Aegis Health Group
. “We believe that
LMHS’s efforts are critical not only to health improvement in Southwest
Florida but also to a decrease in overall healthcare costs.”

About Lee Memorial Health System

Since the opening of its first hospital in 1916, Lee Memorial Health
System has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, serving the
needs of the community. Today, LMHS is a non-profit, integrated health
care services organization committed to the well-being of every
individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good
health. Because we care, services are conveniently located throughout
the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals,
outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty
physician practices, and other services across the continuum of care.
Learn more at www.leememorial.org.

About Aegis Health Group

For 27 years, Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals and
health systems with proven-effective employer engagement, population
health and physician relationship solutions. Its award-winning employer
engagement and population health strategies enable hospitals to grow
market share, reduce outmigration and increase revenue by identifying
the health risks of local employees and consumers within the community.
Complementing this is Aegis’ data-driven physician relationship
management solution that strategically aligns hospitals and their
medical staff in a way that drives service-line growth, increases
referrals, enhances patient care and provides timely issue resolution.
Further information about Aegis Health Group, a privately-held company
based in Brentwood, Tennessee, is available at www.AegisGroup.com.


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