Creation of new nonprofit and pending acquisition of Geisinger Health advances our commitment to value-based care.
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals’ announcement of the creation of Risant Health and its pending acquisition of Geisinger Health has captured the attention and interest of health care leaders and major news media across the nation.
The reaction has been excitement and enthusiasm, and maybe even a little envy among some health care leaders.
Tens of millions of Americans learned of the leadership role Kaiser Permanente is taking in advancing its mission and commitment to value-based care. More than 140 separate news articles and broadcast stories have run since the announcement was made on April 26. 2023.
Nearly 400 media outlets published the joint press release with Geisinger Health. Notable national and trade media coverage has included The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare, Forbes, MarketWatch, STAT News, Becker's Hospital Review, and Healthcare Finance News. There was also extensive regional coverage, especially in every major media market in Pennsylvania. Highlights include:
Just as important, the announcement changed the conversation about health care. Because of Kaiser Permanente’s focus on value-based care and the expected impact Risant Health will have to promote and expand it, there was a 585% increase in social media conversations mentioning value-based care compared to the prior week. Here's some more of what the experts are saying: