New relationship will enhance advanced care access for patients

September 18th, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania Health System and Grand View Health have announced a new alliance focused on the development of joint clinical care programs to improve health care for people in Bucks and Montgomery counties and the surrounding areas.

“Penn Medicine is thrilled to expand our relationship with Grand View Health. This new alliance serves to fortify our shared dedication to providing patients with high-quality care close to home, while also giving patients new avenues for coordinated access to the expertise of a world-renowned academic health system,” said Ralph W. Muller, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

The new alliance will leverage Penn Medicine and Grand View’s existing partnership, which began in April 2018 when Grand View became a member of the Penn Cancer Network. In addition to the advanced clinical care and technological resources of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, including an extensive clinical trials program offering some of the nation’s most pioneering approaches to treating cancer, the alliance will provide patients with unprecedented access to Penn Medicine’s cutting-edge programs and expertise across multiple disciplines.

Leaders at both Penn Medicine and Grand View Health will work together to develop state-of-the-art specialty programs in complex areas including surgery, orthopaedics, and trauma. Penn Medicine and Grand View will also explore opportunities to develop new ambulatory sites, giving patients even more opportunities to access advanced care in their own community.

“We’ve already seen our patients benefit from our Penn Cancer Network membership,” said Jean M. Keeler, JD, President and CEO of Grand View Health. “With this new alliance, we will further unite in our shared mission to build a healthier community for our growing and diverse patient populations.”

The strategic alliance will also create opportunities for Grand View medical staff members to collaborate with their peers at Penn Medicine on research and innovation initiatives.

While the new alliance will mean more shared programs between Grand View and Penn Medicine, Grand View Health will remain an independent health system, which includes a 200-bed inpatient facility in Sellersville, PA, and five outpatient centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties.