Houston Business Coalition on Health

Regional Leader Information

Website: www.houstonbch.org    
Region: Houston area 
Covered Counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery

Contact: Chris Skisak
Title: Executive Director
Address: 9550 Spring Green Blvd., Suite 408-233, Katy, TX 77494
Phone: 713.825.7642
Email: chris.skisak@houstonbch.org

Overview of your organization:  HBCH is a 501(c)3 non-profit multi-stakeholder coalition.   HBCH is the leading resource in the Houston market for employers and their stakeholder providers dedicated to improving the cost, quality & experience of health care delivery.  HBCH represents more than 1.5 million employer-sponsored lives nationally, a majority receiving healthcare in the Houston market.  We accomplish our mission through a variety of collective influence initiatives and actionable programming.

Why did your organization decide to apply to become a Leapfrog Regional Leader? HBCH recognizes The Leapfrog Group as a national leader focused on improving the safety and quality of hospital care and services.  HBCH believes a collective influence partnership between our employer members and The Leapfrog Group improve the safety, quality and ultimately the cost of healthcare delivery.   

Market Information

Geographic coverage: Houston MSA

Population: Population of Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery county is 6.0 million.  Greater Houston area in 6.8 million.

Number of employer/coalition lives in RRO area: Approximately 800,000 covered lives

List of employers: https://houstonbch.org/Directory_2  

Hospital characteristics

  • Major Health Systems & Hospitals in the Houston market for private payers
    • Houston Methodist (all locations)
    • Memorial Hermann (all locations)
    • CHI St. Lukes (all locations)
    • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Secondary or Specialty Hospitals
    • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
    • Texas children’s Hospital
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Harris County Hospital District (all locations)
  • Healthcare Services Corporation Hospitals
    • Bayshore Medical Center
    • Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
    • Houston Northwest Medical Center
    • Pearland Medical Center
    • Plaza Specialty Hospital
    • Tomball regional Medical Center
    • West Houston Medical Center

Largest insurers: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Unlived Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Humana


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