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About Us

 InterCommunity Health Network CCO (Coordinated Care Organization) was formed in 2012 by local public, private, and non-profit partners to unify health services and systems for Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties.

As IHN-CCO, we are committed to improving the health of our communities while lowering or containing the cost of care. We will accomplish this by coordinating health initiatives, seeking efficiencies through blending of services and infrastructure, and engaging all stakeholders to increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care.

Our partnerships

The IHN-CCO partnership currently serves more than 54,000 Oregon Health Plan members and consists of:

  • Benton, Lincoln and Linn county governments
    Local health care providers
    Federally qualified health centers
    Accountable Behavioral Health Alliance
    Advantage Dental 
    Capitol Dental Care
    ODS Community Health
    Willamette Dental Group
    The Corvallis Clinic
    Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network
    Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
    Quality Care Associates
    Samaritan Health Plans
    Samaritan Health Services
    Samaritan InterCommunity Health Plans
    Samaritan Mental Health

Our values

  • Stakeholder participation in design and delivery of health care
    Prevention, early intervention and self-care
    Promotion of family health as a means of improving readiness to learn and adoption of lifelong, healthy lifestyles
    Maximizing utilization of existing health resources
    Achieving positive health outcomes through evidence-based health programs
    Delivery of service that is culturally sensitive
    Coordinated care using the patient-centered, primary care home model
    Maintaining continuity of care for patients through integration of services
    Utilizing performance and outcome data to guide design and development of our health care delivery systems
    Strengthening community infrastructure to promote healthy neighborhoods
     

Aligning for better health

Dr. Kevin Ewanchyna, Chief Medical Officer for InterCommunity Health Network CCO, explains how local communities can align for better health. This presentation was made at the Building a Healthier Community Forum at the Linn County Fair & Expo on Jan. 25, 2016.

 

Our Board of Directors

  • President and CEO of Samaritan Health Services – Larry Mullins, DHA
    2 independent doctors – Dr. Lara Gamelin, Dr. Bruce Madsen
    2 county commissioners – Anne Schuster, Benton County Commissioner; Bill Hall, Lincoln County Commissioner
    1 county administrative officer – Ralph Wyatt, Linn County Administrative Officer
    2 health system administrators – David Triebes, CEO, Samaritan Albany General Hospital; Doug Boysen, EVP-Chief Admin Officer, Samaritan Health Services
    5 community members – Doris Mimnaugh, Jay Dixon, Jim Gouveia, William Rauch, Rev. William McCarthy
    Chair of the IHN-CCO Community Advisory Council – Ellen Franklin

Our councils and committees

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) provides ideas and feedback to IHN about the mission and operations. The council is made of IHN-CCO Members, local citizens and county government.

We recruit for members year-round to fill any vacancies that may come up in our regional council, and to supply needed help in the county-level advisory councils. Discover how to become involved in the Council.

The Regional Planning Council (RPC) is a standing work group focused on planning and coordinating the local system of health services and supports for the IHN-CCO region of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. The RPC serves to guide the development of a regional system of health care firmly grounded in a philosophy of coordinated, patient-centered, and locally delivered health care. The RPC develops tools and strategies to transform and integrate the system of care; recommends funding needed for transformational activities; assures cross-system coordination and care transitions, and sponsors an effective quality improvement process to drive positive system change.