Closing the Hospitals But Keeping the Doctors

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Elizabeth Brown, MD, interviews Scott Armstrong, President and rwjf CEO of the Group Health Cooperative. Established in 1947, Group Health is an insurance company as well as a health care system that has 600,000 members and networks of clinics, community health centers and urgent care centers throughout Washington State and Idaho. In this 3-minute video excerpt, Armstrong suggests Health Group's decision to close all of its hospitals but keep all of its doctors is one of the dramatic kinds of changes that other health systems will be forced to embrace in his new era of health reform.

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