The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative (PHQC) is becoming Prisma Health Midlands Network. When Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health first announced their partnership, we planned to retain the existing brands of our hospitals and clinically integrated networks. Based on our work during the past year, we now believe that aligning our networks under our health company brand will strengthen our position with employers, payers and patients.
In early 2019, we will launch the new names – Prisma Health Midlands Network and Prisma Health Upstate Network. While our names will change, the Midlands Network will continue to function as a separate clinically integrated network from the Upstate Network.
Team members who use our networks through the Prisma Health benefits package will begin to see the new brand when they receive their new insurance card and in other benefits communications. The name change will not affect how they access network providers for their health care.
This is a very exciting time for the network teams. We have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the network in the upstate to identify best practices and align where it is appropriate. Moving forward, Prisma Health Midlands Network will continue to refine our network, programs and services to better position our population health programs for the future. You will continue to see the expansion of service offerings so we can provide the best care for the patients we are privileged to serve.