SolutionHealth Introduces New Vice President, Value Innovation

Bedford, NH (October 31)  — SolutionHealth, a regional integrated health system founded by Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health, recently welcomed Colin McHugh as the system’s new Vice President for Value Innovation.  McHugh will be responsible for developing value-based care strategies for SolutionHealth’s two hospitals and more than 120 community-based practices across southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.  McHugh will also serve as the Executive Director of the SolutionHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO), which is comprised of more than 1,000 providers within Elliot Health and Southern New Hampshire Health who have aligned with the goal of collaborating to assure highest quality, well-coordinated care for Medicare patients in in the region.

“Innovation in the context of coordinating and delivering high value care across our system is a fundamental principle of SolutionHealth” says Sherry Hausmann, President and CEO of SolutionHealth. “Our goal in establishing this role as an executive leadership position in a lean system is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to assuring the half a million residents in our service area will benefit from our focus delivering exceptional and locally accessible healthcare in the most cost-efficient way possible.”

McHugh joins SolutionHealth from MaineHealth, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Payer Relations and Executive Director of Maine Heart Center. In those roles he successfully developed and led an enterprise-wide strategic contracting function across eight local health systems, including behavioral health, skilled nursing and home health services.

Previous to those roles, McHugh served as Vice President of Provider Engagement and Contracting for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Portland, Maine, Strategic Planning Director for WellPoint, Inc. in Indiana, and as Executive Director of Provider Network Management for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“Colin’s depth and breadth of experience and expertise in network development will be an added asset to the SolutionHealth team on our journey to providing innovative value-based care for our region,” says Kelly Corbi, Chief Operating Officer of SolutionHealth. “As we are growing and evaluating the best ways to improve access to advance clinical care, Colin’s proven skill in facilitating relationships among payers, providers and system leaders will be invaluable in aligning our shared interests and delivering on strategies to assure high quality and value to our patients.”


About SolutionHealth

SolutionHealth is a highly coordinated community-based regional health care network founded by Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health. Its purpose is to better serve the health care needs and interests of southern New Hampshire as a region by improving and increasing access, quality, value, and community benefits.