The Jackson Health Network (JHN) is a clinically integrated network that started its journey when a group of local health care leaders met in 2010 to contemplate an entity that would help move our community into the future of health care. From the beginning, the focus was on improving cost, quality, and patient experience. Eventually, our board of directors adopted the Quadruple Aim framework, adding physician satisfaction to our mission. The Quadruple Aim guides our daily work and response to the needs of our community.
Today, JHN represents over 800 providers caring for more than 125,000 aligned lives in the greater Jackson community. Dozens of providers participate on our board and various committees, and all of us strive toward shared goals. It is this engagement, now spanning a decade, that provides the foundation for our success. In pursuit of better value for our patients, we are measurably improving the health of our community, more efficiently using constrained resources, and favorably impacting both the cost and quality of care.
In addition to clinical excellence, our network is highly collaborative with agencies that address social determinants of health. We are integrated with our local health department, as well as with organizations that help address housing, food, and financial needs of many community members facing challenging circumstances. We recognize these areas as increasingly important to the overall well-being of our patients.
Health care is in a state of continuous change. Our ability to navigate this change relies upon our strength as a network and ability to work together. Looking forward, I am excited by the prospect of what we can accomplish in service of our patients. If we remain focused on the Quadruple Aim, we can evolve the health care delivery system in Jackson to support a healthier, more vibrant and sustainable community.