Guiding Principles

  • Provide physicians with a strong governance and leadership roles; AHN will be physician-led and physician-governed.
  • Build on the capabilities of existing providers to improve the overall health of the patient populations AHN serves.
  • Involve and support a strong network of excellent primary-care clinicians.
  • Capitalize on the existing strengths and cost efficiency of CHI St. Vincent providers to be attractive to payers, employers and patients based on cost, quality and other key variables.
  • Use a flexible vehicle to align physicians in independent community practices and those in hospital-affiliated practices.
  • Provide participating physicians with network ownership opportunities.
  • Partner with other physician practices, hospitals and networks locally and across Arkansas to meet payer needs.
  • Remain flexible to adapt to changes occurring in the market and health care reform.