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State honors PrimeWest for rural program

PrimeWest Health, headquartered in Alexandria, was honored during a ceremony in St. Paul on December 15 for its outstanding contributions to the state's human services clients.

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PrimeWest CEO Jim Przybilla received a 2014 Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award from Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner at a ceremony in St. Paul on December 15. The award recognizes PrimeWest Health’s Accountable Rural Community Health program. (Contributed)

PrimeWest Health, headquartered in Alexandria, was honored during a ceremony in St. Paul on December 15 for its outstanding contributions to the state’s human services clients.

PrimeWest Health received the 2014 Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award presented by Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson.
Specifically, PrimeWest Health was recognized for its Accountable Rural Community Health (ARCH) program.
ARCH is an accountable care model designed for rural areas and virtually integrates medical, behavioral health, public health, social services and managed long-term services and support through value-based reimbursement, real-time electronic care management information sharing and integration of health home-based care coordination and county-based case management.
Jesson said winners in the fourth annual Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards share the department’s commitment to supporting healthy people, stable families and strong communities.
“The work we do in human services has real, profound impact. It’s a safe place to sleep, the chance for better employment, the ability to remain independent. So what an honor it is to recognize these organizations for being leaders and innovators in this field,” Jesson said.
PrimeWest Health CEO Jim Przybilla attended the ceremony to accept the award and said, “PrimeWest Health may have been the recipient of this award but a big part of the success of ARCH is the health care, public health and social services providers in our counties. They are the ones providing quality care to our members in a cost-effective way. We share this honor with them.”

ABOUT PRIMEWEST HEALTH

PrimeWest Health is a county-based purchasing managed care organization that serves more than 35,000 Minnesota Health Care Programs participants in the 13 rural counties that own and govern PrimeWest Health – Beltrami, Big Stone, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, McLeod, Meeker, Pipestone, Pope, Renville, Stevens and Traverse.

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