Exciting Opportunity for Tufts Medical Center Community Care and Hallmark Health Medical Associates
March 13, 2018
Tufts Medical Center and Hallmark Health have been working collaboratively to enhance services in the community since Hallmark Health joined Wellforce and the Hallmark Health physician-hospital organization joined NEQCA. Tufts Medical Center Community Care (Tufts MC CC) and Hallmark Health Medical Associates (HHMA) plan to join forces within the next year to enhance the organizations’ reach and services for patients. We are in the early stages of developing this partnership, but we see great opportunity to develop a structure that creates the most value for our patients and providers. A team of Tufts MC, Hallmark Health and NEQCA leaders are working together, with input from our providers, to address the details over the next year.
The new partnership will use the Tufts MC Community Care brand. In anticipation of the final agreement, HHMA practices will convert to the Tufts Medical Center Community Care name this spring. By branding the HHMA practices with the Tufts MC name, we are uniting the well-regarded Tufts brand and Tufts MC CC teams with the talents of the HHMA network of clinicians. In March, signs will be placed at the HHMA practice sites announcing the intent to change the name. Outside of the name change, operations and management will remain the same for HHMA and Tufts MC CC.
Bringing Tufts MC CC and HHMA together will enable the development of a strong and coordinated infrastructure to support our employed providers, staff and patients. This will be an advantage for our entire network, and we are enthusiastic about the strong statement this will make in the Greater Boston market.