GREATER SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
1310 Southern Avenue, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20032 (202)
Remarks by Ana Raley
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Southeast Community Hospital
Hadley Memorial Hospital & Skilled Nursing Facility
April 27, 2001
Council of the District of
Good morning, Chairman Allen and members of the
Human Services Committee. I am Ana Raley, chief executive officer of
Greater Southeast Community Hospital and Hadley Memorial Hospital. Thank
you for this opportunity to participate in the public roundtable. Greater
Southeast, in collaboration with city officials and our provider partners,
has accepted a number of requests to present the DC Healthcare Alliance
proposal. In the past two weeks, the Alliance has had audiences with the
Control Board, the Council of the District of Columbia, the PBC Board, and
the news media. Today, I would like to outline the details of our proposed
effort to expand access to quality healthcare for uninsured District
Human Services Committee Public Roundtable
In response to the Control Board's request for
proposal for an integrated healthcare delivery system that serves the
District's uninsured population, Greater Southeast Community Hospital
developed a comprehensive plan that brings together resources across the
healthcare continuum. We have formed an unprecedented public-private
partnership that is solely committed to improving healthcare access and
health outcomes for the District's most vulnerable citizenry.
The Alliance is composed of many of the
District's preeminent providers of care, including D.C. Chartered Health
Plan, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University
Hospital, Greater Southeast Community Hospital, and Unity Health Care.
Chartered will be responsible for administrative
services, including patient information, care management, program
enrollment, and data management. In addition, Chartered will provide
primary care services.
Children's Hospital will provide pediatric health
services and manage the school health program currently run by the PBC.
GW will provide trauma care and other specialty
Greater Southeast will provide inpatient care and
correctional care as well as operate DC General's emergency room.
Unity Health Care will provide primary care
services and manage the existing public community health centers.
District residents without health insurance
coverage whose family income is at or below 200 percent of the federal
poverty level will be eligible for enrollment in the DC Healthcare
Alliance plan. At the same time, members of the Alliance will be required
to maintain their current level of service to uninsured District
The Alliance will also be obligated to maintain a
performance bond as a financial protection. In terms of accountability, we
will submit to the city monthly, quarterly and annual reports regarding
volume, costs, quality and access to services.
The Alliance is currently working with the city
to help plan the transition to the new integrated healthcare delivery
system. Although a contract has not been signed, the Alliance believes
that joint planning on the front end is necessary for successful system
Greater Southeast Community Hospital and its
provider partners would be honored to play a major role in the District's
effort to reform healthcare delivery to meet the needs of the uninsured.
As healthcare providers based in the District of Columbia, we appreciate,
respect and embrace the mission to expand access to quality care.
Again, thank you for this opportunity to speak.