To our community,
From day one, Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network has been focused on improving the lives of individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities and zip codes while elevating the health and well-being of our entire region. Since 2012, our network has continuously advanced the practice of medicine and our collective success with patients.
Even a global pandemic couldn’t impede our progress. In fact, our network climbed every mountain with increased momentum by sharing best practices, collaboratively solving problems and leveraging a common set of tools and resources to ensure consistent, high-quality care in every corner of our coverage area.
Health care is changing before our eyes, and our network has responded in big ways. Now it’s our turn to drive change by positively transforming the way care is delivered.
Our key values as a network include transparency and accountability. That’s why we have produced this impact report to celebrate the network’s historical accomplishments as well as our tremendous quality achievements for 2020 leading into 2021. Within these pages, you will learn more about the key aims we have set for ourselves as a family of providers and performance metrics that help evaluate our performance to date. You’ll also encounter individual patient stories that will make it abundantly clear where the real impact of our work lies.
We would like to thank every one of the providers, team members, practices, clinics and hospitals who make up this amazing network for your commitment to excellence. We would also like to thank the health plans, employers and brokers who place the health of their populations in our hands. We want to express our eternal gratitude to the individuals who trust us to care for their well-being on a daily basis.
As VHAN prepares to celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2022, we are reminded just how much our mission starts and ends with our community. We are improving today. We are inventing tomorrow. And together, we are positively impacting lives.
The best, as they say, is yet to come!
The combined efforts of VHAN members and staff over our nine-year history have consistently produced market-leading results. Every year, we have outperformed the expected cost trend for our market by an average of 2.5% per year. While financial results absolutely matter, we are focused on the high-quality clinical outcomes that drive cost savings. Collectively as a network, VHAN’s data shows:
Nearly 20% below market average
Decrease in HbA1c
For 89% of uncontrolled patients in VHAN’s Diabetes Program
20% below market average
20% above market average