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SAN FRANCISCO – Facing challenges in their home state, top executives of Boston-based Partners HealthCare System told a national audience of investors Monday they will create a bold “new medical model” by blending hospitals and their medical services with insurance products and by drawing patients from across the country.
Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Partners chief executive Gary L. Gottlieb said his organization, which owns Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals in Boston, plans to improve medical care and lower costs by further expanding its network of community hospitals and primary care physicians in eastern Massachusetts.
“We need to control our own destiny,” Gottlieb said before a standing-room-only crowd at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, during the industry’s largest global gathering of health care leaders and deal makers.