Retirement communities enter partnership

HONEY BROOK A retirement community is joining a dozen other continuing-care communities in Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania to form a partnership designed to respond to changes in health-care delivery, payment, and care models.

The Tel Hai community and others in Bucks, Montgomery, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Mifflin Counties will form a new venture called Covenant Health Alliance of Pennsylvania.

The venture is forming to build partnerships with health systems, improve health outcomes, reduce costs of care, and increase satisfaction among patients and residents, according to Anabaptist Provider Group officials.

The 13 communities that will make up the joint venture are part of Anabaptist Provider Group, an affiliation of 17 senior-services providers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The communities will partner with Covenant Health Network, a Phoenix-based nonprofit system of 91 senior-care facilities in four states.

More than 500 people live at Tel Hai, in Honey Brook. - Michaelle Bond