TRENTON HEALTH TEAM ELECTS NEW OFFICERS; LAUNCHES WEBSITE

Improving coordination of primary care and restoring health to the city

(TRENTON, NJ, Dec. 10, 2012)- The Trenton Health Team, a collaboration of all the capital city’s major healthcare providers, today announced the election of new officers and the launch of its new website at www.TrentonHealthTeam.org.

Leading the Trenton Health Team as president through 2013 is Dr. Robert Remstein, vice president for Medical Affairs at Capital Health. The THT vice president is James Brownlee, director of Health and Human Services for the City of Trenton Division of Health. Kemi Alli, chief medical officer at Henry J. Austin Health Center,is serving as the secretary for the THT, and Christy Stephenson, executive vice president at St. Francis Medical Center,takes on the role of treasurer. Each year the leadership rotates among the organization’s major players.

“It’s an honor and a responsibility I take very seriously to lead the Trenton Health Team in our collective efforts to improve care for our residents while at the same time containing and even reducing costs,” said Dr. Remstein. “Our collaborative approach is yielding important, positive results in people’s lives, and I invite policymakers and members of the public alike to visit our new website to learn more.”

The new website features written and video profiles of the residents it serves and the caregivers who serve them. It celebrates the partnerships it has forged with government agencies, social service organizations and other community groups to create new educational pathways for city residents and to engage them in creative ways. The website explains how the THT is working to achieve its goal of expanding access to high-quality, coordinated care and to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state.

“The new website highlights the goals of the Trenton Health Team, which include expanding access to primary care; coordinating clinical care community wide; engaging residents; exchanging of information between organizations and becoming a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization,” said Dr. Ruth Perry, THT executive director.

The Trenton Health Team website provides information for residents seeking care ranging from clinic and hospital locations to services available via the internet and phone. It offers demographics that illuminate Trenton’s circumstances in caring for a vulnerable population with significant socioeconomic and health challenges, environmental conditions, and a broad range of factors that impact on a person’s health and the population’s health as a whole. THT is looking at all factors in developing and delivering care.

 

About the Trenton Health Team

Trenton Health Team (THT) is an alliance of the city's major providers of healthcare services including Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the city's Health Department. In collaboration with residents and the city’s active social services network, THT is developing an integrated healthcare delivery system to transform the city’s fragmented primary care system and restore health to the city. For more information, visit www.trentonhealthteam.org.

TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE FOR THE COMMUNITY WITH THE COMMUNITY

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