Catalyst and Methodist Patient-Centered ACO Partner to Better Serve Area Patients

June 16, 2015

Dallas, TX – Catalyst Health Network and the Methodist Patient-Centered ACO (MPCACO) today announced the completion of a new collaboration agreement between the two organizations, as MPCACO joins Catalyst’s fast-growing list of affiliated healthcare organizations. MPCACO is affiliated with Methodist Health System, which is comprised of seven hospitals and an array of other outpatient care sites throughout North Texas. The organization will work with Catalyst’s independent physician network to enhance delivery of higher quality care while improving overall costs.

“The addition of Methodist adds to our growing list of affiliate relationships that will enable Catalyst’s independent physicians to enhance care for patients,” said Dr. Christopher Crow, president, Catalyst Health Network. “Methodist joins other hospitals, specialist groups and ancillary service providers committed to improving the continuity of care.”

 “We are excited to work with Catalyst Health Network and its physicians to improve the overall population health in North Texas,” said Dr. Melissa Gerdes, MPCACO Board Chair, vice president and CMO Outpatient Services, Methodist Health System. “Healthcare must continue to enhance quality and customer experience, and must do both at a lower price point. We believe our affiliation with Catalyst will be accretive to accomplishment of those objectives at Methodist.”

Since its launch in January 2015, Catalyst has quickly grown to 250 providers across North Texas.

About Catalyst Health Network

Catalyst Health Network is a clinically integrated network of physicians designed to provide coordinated, high quality care to patients. Catalyst provides independent physicians a dynamic population health platform that is critical to reach the Triple Aim in healthcare – higher quality, improved cost and an enhanced patient experience. Physicians are able to remain independent while enjoying the services and structure needed to be successful in the new, value-based world of healthcare. Catalyst holds a certification from the Texas Medical Board as a nonprofit health corporation. The network is comprised solely of physician members and managed by StratiFi Health, a physician services organization. For more information, visit or follow @CatalystHN on Twitter.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Seven hospitals and 27 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities affiliated with the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum. Additional information is available at Connect through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at