Canopy Health Expands into the South Bay by Adding 3 Hospitals and Close to 1,000 Physicians – Pending Regulatory Approval

Bay Area healthcare alliance adding 996 physicians, 3 hospitals, and dozens of ancillary providers. Additions include the Good Samaritan Health System, the physicians of Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (SCCIPA), Sequoia Hospital, and the physicians of Dignity Health Medical Network -- Sequoia.

Canopy Health, the innovative physician- and hospital-owned medical alliance, is expanding its network. Today, their executive team announced the addition of the Good Samaritan Health System, which includes Regional Medical Center of San Jose and Good Samaritan Hospital. These two facilities are partnered with the Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (SCCIPA). Canopy Health has also added Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital and Dignity Health Medical Network — Sequoia, which are part of the Dignity Health network, to their growing alliance.

“Canopy Health is proud of its expanding alliance of top-rated hospitals and physicians,” said Canopy Health CEO Joel Criste in a statement. “The addition of Good Samaritan Health System and the physicians of Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (SCCIPA), along with our expanding relationship with Dignity Health in San Mateo, creates access for patients circling the Bay, giving our members even greater access to trusted hospitals and specialists. We believe this expansion will help our members’ wellness and facilitate improved health outcomes.”

With this expansion, Canopy Health’s network now includes 18 Bay Area hospitals in eight counties. These new partnerships will significantly increase Canopy Health’s alliance from 4,000 physicians to nearly 5,000 — granting members even more options and access to primary and specialty care.

“This is another great example of Good Samaritan Health System expanding access to the patients of the San Jose community and surrounding areas,” said Joe DeSchryver, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “We are committed to providing excellent care to the individuals we serve.”

“Forging partnerships to increase access to quality care is a key component of our mission,” said Todd Strumwasser, MD, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Bay Area. “On the Peninsula, the quality of care provided by Sequoia Hospital and Dignity Heath Medical Network — Sequoia is unparalleled.”

These additions will require the approval of the Department of Managed Health Care and enable Canopy Health to fulfill its mission to deliver refreshingly clear, human care for even more Bay Area residents. The expansion will also advance Canopy Health’s goals of championing health and advocating for Bay Area residents.

About Canopy Health
Canopy Health is a physician- and hospital-owned medical alliance that focuses on delivering a refreshing approach to healthcare and providing transparent, affordable care from exceptional physicians.

Incorporated in March 2015 as an affiliation between UCSF Health and John Muir Health, Canopy Health aims to provide a top-quality continuum of care across the San Francisco Bay Area through partnerships with primary care providers, community hospitals, top-tier academic medical facilities, and medical groups. In addition to its founding members, Canopy Health currently includes three physician groups as shareholders — Hill Physicians Medical Group, Muir Medical Group IPA, and Meritage Medical Network — representing nearly 5,000 physicians in the Bay Area. Canopy Health also includes 18 participating medical centers across 8 Bay Area Counties — including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

About Good Samaritan Health System 
The Good Samaritan Health System — which includes Regional Medical Center of San Jose and Good Samaritan Hospital as well as three surgical centers and three Care Now Urgent Care centers — is committed to providing quality healthcare to residents throughout the greater Silicon Valley community. Good Samaritan Health provides a host of technologically-advanced services including cardiovascular, neurological, orthopedic, bariatric and general surgery, and interventional pulmonology along with multi-organ cancer care and services for women and children. Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose are the nation’s first Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers and are accredited Chest Pain Centers and Community Cancer Centers. Learn more about the Good Samaritan Health System.

About Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (SCCIPA)
SCCIPA operates like a clinic without walls, linking patients and health plans with its established network of physicians, hospitals, lab, x-ray, physical therapy, and other providers. Based in San Jose, Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (SCCIPA) links 778 physicians who practice independently throughout Santa Clara County with 240 primary care physicians — specializing in family practice, internal medicine, and pediatrics — and 538 specialists who practice at most local hospitals.

About Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, and our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our state-of-the-art Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment, including private, spacious rooms and inviting garden areas. To support programs at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, visit the Sequoia Hospital Foundation.

About Dignity Health Medical Network – Sequoia
Dignity Health Medical Network – Sequoia (formerly Sequoia Physicians Network) is a network of 200 quality primary care physicians and top specialists in San Mateo County. As part of Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s managed care contracting network for independent physician associations in California, it partners with providers, hospitals, and health care delivery systems to create networks that deliver value for the communities they serve. Learn more about Dignity Health Medical Network