Women’s Health USA, a national leader in value-based care and practice management services for the women’s health sector, announced today a strategic partnership with Desert Perinatal Associates, the premier high-risk obstetrics practice, serving the Las Vegas community for more than 15 years. The combination of practices expands the network of services for Nevada patients by offering an integrated approach to women’s health and obstetrics, minimizing risk and increasing value.
“Through our vision to create an effective value-based care continuum within women’s health, we knew we needed a perinatologist partner who shared our goals and a mindset for innovation,” said Goran Dragolovic, CEO of Women’s Health USA. “It was evident at the onset that the world-class team of high-risk pregnancy specialists at Desert knew and felt the same drive toward a better, more effective delivery model to care for patients experiencing high-risk pregnancies.”
The addition of Desert Perinatal Associates is a strategic move made soon after the announcement of Women’s Health USA’s partnership with Las Vegas-based Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada (WHASN), one of the pre-eminent OB-GYN groups in Nevada. Bringing these services under one umbrella enables better coordinated treatment for high-risk pregnancies, which then allows for the prevention of further complications, including long-term hospitalizations for mom and baby.
“We have a legacy of providing our community with renowned care for high-risk pregnancies and through the partnership with Women’s Health USA, we can continue to provide that level of care, uncompromised,” said Joseph Adashek, MD, FACOG, a leading physician with Desert Perinatal Associates. “We see the future of obstetrics and understand the value to our patients in being part of an expanded network. We are honored to be part of that larger vision as the only perinatal practice within Women’s Health USA currently and see our partnership as a roadmap for more vital services, such as ours, being added to the practice.”
Too often, a lack of coordination between providers is the main downfall of the healthcare system in addressing high-risk pregnancies. Additionally, pre-term pregnancies affect 10 percent of infants born in the United States and cost 10 times more than full-term pregnancies on average. Given that Medicaid finances nearly half of all births in the U.S., the need for enhanced prevention and coordination of high-risk pregnancies represents significant opportunity for better outcomes and cost savings.
“Through this strategic partnership, we will have access to the resources and capital needed for our practice to continue on its growth trajectory,” said Paul T. Wilkes, MD, FACOG, a leading physician with Desert Perinatal Associates. “The combined expertise represented by both organizations will lead to an even more integrated approach to the care we provide our patients and offers us the opportunity to care for more patients through increased resources. This move was the perfect step in our evolution as a practice and our ability to care for the communities of Henderson and Las Vegas.”
Women’s Health USA is currently pursuing additional opportunities to expand the value-based care paradigm to women’s health. The company believes that through innovative ways to engage, compensate and incentivize OB-GYNs and other women’s health providers, a true shift toward population health will occur. The strategic partnership with Desert represents a significant step in the right direction, and one that will have real impact and lasting effects to moms, babies, and their families.
About Desert Perinatal Associates
Desert Perinatal Associates is the premier high-risk pregnancy practice in Las Vegas, serving the community for more than 15 years. The physicians at Desert Perinatal Associates, with offices in Las Vegas and Henderson, share their knowledge, training, equipment, and expertise to care for women with high-risk pregnancies. The practice is a conglomeration of the most highly trained specialists from Las Vegas and across the country to offer world-class medical care. They combine extensive medical experience and the most advanced perinatal technology available with old-fashioned personalized patient care. For more information, please visit desertperinatalassociates.com.
About Women’s Health USA
Women’s Health USA is a provider of value-based care and practice management services to more than 600 women’s health providers across seven states. Given its unique focus on women, paired with dynamic growth, Women’s Health USA is poised to play an influential role in developing new cost effective, value-based modes of care delivery. For 22 years, the company has successfully implemented innovative growth strategies and driven streamlined operational costs, payer alignment, ancillary services development, brand development strategies and risk management services. Its unique partnership model enables women’s health groups to operate independently, while leveraging the resources and influence of a national organization.