Health System Partners

Clinicians, staff and leaders at six hospitals based in three health systems along with their community partners are collaborating with the Penn team to replicate the TCM

Collectively, these three organizations represent geographical diversity as well as smaller and larger hospitals that serve subgroups of diverse older adults, including older adults who are Veterans, live in rural communities, or are non-English speaking, compared to the original RCTs conducted in Pennsylvania. If replication is found to be effective in these widely diverse contexts, a strong case for the generalizability of findings will be made.  

UCSF Health

UCSF Health is committed to providing the safest and highest quality care to patients. The UCSF Health family of care is provided across several locations in the greater bay area: UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco; Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics; UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians; and the UCSF Faculty Practice. Services provided range from primary care to organ and bone marrow transplants to intensive care for those who are critically ill. At UCSF Health, optimal quality care is defined as superior care and outcomes, outstanding patient safety, care delivered in a timely manner, and fair, unbiased access to health care.

As a part of UC San Francisco, UCSF Health brings together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health to drive advancements in treatment and technology that benefit patients everywhere. The San Francisco Bay area also is well known for its rich diversity of cultures, with over 750,000 patient visits to UCSF Health clinics, and their hospitals admit approximately 30,000 patients, annually.

Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 106 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2 million visits annually. Based in Livonia (MI), the organization returns $1.2B to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 125,000 colleagues, including 7,500 clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country’s aging population.

IHA is one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in Michigan delivering more than one million patient visits each year. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and a member of Trinity Health, IHA is lead by physicians committed to providing the best care with the best outcomes for every patient and an exceptional work experience for every employee. IHA is based in Ann Arbor and employs more than 3,000 staff, including more than 700 providers consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, care managers and midwives in more than 100 practice locations across Southeast Michigan.

Veterans Health Administration

Today’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) originated during the Civil War as the first federal hospitals and domiciliary ever established for the nation’s volunteer military forces. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the U.S., providing care at 1,255 health care facilities to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. The VHA mission is to provide exceptional health care that improves Veterans’ health and well-being. The U.S. is divided into 18 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs), regional systems of care working together to better meet local health care needs and provides greater access to care. Two of the largest VA Medical Centers are participating in this initiative.

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center [VISN 10]

Located in Cleveland (OH), provides comprehensive, seamless health care and social services for 112,395 Veterans across Northeast Ohio. With 18 locations of care, including 13 outpatient clinics, two community resource and referral centers, a psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery center, a chronic dialysis center and an outpatient surgery center, VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System’s services are accessible to Veterans in 21 counties.

VA St. Louis Health Care System [VISN 15]

Located in St. Louis (MO), provides inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, and many other subspecialty areas. It is a two-division facility that serves veterans and their families in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois. The John Cochran Division, located in midtown St. Louis, provides all of the medical center’s operative surgical capabilities, ambulatory care unit, intensive care units, outpatient psychiatry clinics, and an expanded laboratory. The Jefferson Barracks Division is a multi-building complex in south St. Louis County that provides psychiatric treatment, spinal cord injury treatment, a nursing home care unit, geriatric health care, rehabilitation services, and a rehabilitation domiciliary program for homeless veterans.

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of Arnold Ventures, the Missouri Foundation for Health, and the VA HSR&D. registration NCT04212962

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