Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS), a leading healthcare system serving the Southwest Florida community since 1916, today announced an agreement with Aegis Health Group to evaluate the system’s employer-directed population health strategy. For nearly three decades, Aegis has assisted hundreds of hospitals and health systems with effective employer engagement, population health and physician relationship solutions.

“We engaged Aegis to help us advance our employer engagement strategy,” said Kevin Newingham, Chief Strategy Officer of Lee Memorial Health System. “Their experience, knowledge and best practices will help us accelerate development and increase impact of our employer-focused efforts.”

Initial activities focus on Aegis completing a strategic and operational evaluation to help LMHS determine an employer engagement strategy that will best support the system’s broader strategic objectives. This strategy includes strengthening relationships with local employers, businesses and other community organizations to promote better health among employees and meet their individual needs with available services. After identifying LMHS’s strategic goals and evaluating market opportunities, Aegis provides a strategic plan for implementation and execution.

“We are honored to assist such a forward-thinking healthcare provider as Lee Memorial Health System in further positioning the system as the leading resource for improving health in the community,” said Phillip Suiter, President and CEO of Aegis Health Group. “We believe that LMHS’s efforts are critical not only to health improvement in Southwest Florida but also to a decrease in overall healthcare costs.”

About Lee Memorial Health System
Since the opening of its first hospital in 1916, Lee Memorial Health System has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, serving the needs of the community. Today, LMHS is a non-profit, integrated health care services organization committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Because we care, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices, and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.leememorial.org.

About Aegis Health Group
For 27 years, Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals and health systems with proven-effective employer engagement, population health and physician relationship solutions. Its award-winning employer engagement and population health strategies enable hospitals to grow market share, reduce outmigration and increase revenue by identifying the health risks of local employees and consumers within the community. Complementing this is Aegis’ data-driven physician relationship management solution that strategically aligns hospitals and their medical staff in a way that drives service-line growth, increases referrals, enhances patient care and provides timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis Health Group, a privately-held company based in Brentwood, Tennessee, is available at www.AegisGroup.com.