Affiliations and Partnerships

We are always working to improve our care and services – at the bedside and in our communities. Our dedication to excellence includes partnerships with academic medical centers and other leading tertiary (specialty) care providers.

We also partner with a select group of hospitals in New Hampshire. Together we are breaking ground with new strategies – and a shared vision – for improving care and services in our communities. By joining forces, we seek to improve the value of care delivery with greater efficiency, service and quality.

Our affiliations and partnerships include:

Massachusetts General Hospital

Our partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital opens doors to world-class treatment in:
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Trauma
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Pediatric Specialties
Our team of experts includes Mass General providers who are on staff here and in Boston. That means easier and quicker access to best practices, new treatments, clinical trials and groundbreaking research. When it’s best for you, we’ll coordinate care at Mass General, and then continue treatment closer to home as soon as possible.
As Harvard University’s first and largest teaching hospital, Mass General is a national leader in academic medicine. We are pleased to be Mass General's first clinical affiliate in our region. Our partnership with world-renowned doctors and care teams speaks to our commitment to advancing community medicine in Southern New Hampshire.

Granite Health

Granite Health is a unique partnership between six New Hampshire health systems to transform healthcare delivery in the state. The health systems include Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, Exeter Health Resources, LRGHealthcare, Southern New Hampshire Health, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. The group is working and learning together to improve population health by sharing data and best practices. Also, by jointly purchasing select services, Granite Health is reducing costs for system-wide savings. Learn more about Granite Health
Granite Health, together with Tufts Health Plan, also offers Tufts Health Freedom Plan, a New Hampshire-based health insurance company. Created in 2015, Tufts Health Freedom Plan offers innovative health insurance products and superior care management. The plan’s provider network includes Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, LRGHealthcare, Southern New Hampshire Health System, Wentworth-Douglass Health System and Exeter Health Resources. Learn more about Tufts Health Freedom Plan.

NH Accountable Care Partners

NH Accountable Care Partners ACO is a joint venture between five hospitals and ACO professionals. It's a not-for-profit organization based in Concord, NH and founded in 2012. The ACO consists of more than 1400+ healthcare providers employed by Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, Mid-State Health Center, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Concord Regional Visiting Nursing Association, Elliot Health System, Southern New Hampshire Health System and Wentworth-Douglass Health System who coordinate the health care of more than 55,000+ Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries in their combined service areas. They are dedicated to promoting improved care coordination, improving patient outcomes and creating a collaborative environment with community partners.

This approach ensures patients receive high quality, appropriate care from the right provider at the right time by identifying and addressing problems early. Working with Medicare, NH Accountable Care Partners ACO provides its beneficiaries with high quality care while reducing growth in Medicare expenditures.

Organizational Information

ACO Participants

  1. Catholic Medical Center
  2. Concord Hospital, Inc.
  3. Riverbend Comunity Mental Health, Inc.
  4. Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
  5. Elliot Hospital for the City of Manchester
  6. Elliot Physicians Network
  7. Elliot Professional Services
  8. Mid-State Health Center
  9. Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
  10. Foundation Medical Partners
  11. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  12. Wentworth-Douglass Physician Corporation

ACO participants in joint ventures between ACO and professionals and hospitals

  1. No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals

ACO Governing Body

  1. Dr. David Green, Ex-officio Member and Chair, CEO, ACO
  2. Ms. Beth Slepian, Voting Member, ACO Participant Concord Hospital
  3. Dr. Douglas Dreffer, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Concord Hospital
  4. Ms. Sharon Beaty, Non-voting Member, ACO Participant, Mid-State Health Center
  5. Dr. John Klunk, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Elliot Physicians Network
  6. Ms. Bridget Stewart, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Elliot Hospital for the City of Manchester
  7. Ms. Sue DeSocio, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
  8. Dr. Robert Dorf, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Foundation Medical Partners
  9. Mr. Peter Walcek, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  10. Dr. Malcolm Rosenson, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Wentworth-Douglass Physician Corporation
  11. Mr. Ted Dudley, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Catholic Medical Center
  12. Dr. William Goodman, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Catholic Medical Center
  13. Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Jane Waters, Voting Members, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
  14. Mr. Ron Kita, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  1. CEO: Dr. David Green
  2. Executive Director: Ms. Betsey Rhynhart
  3. Medical Director: Dr. William Goodman
  4. Compliance Official: Ms. Jessica Arvanitis
Associated Committees and Committee Leadership
  1. Compliance Committee: Ms. Jessica Arvanitis, Chair
  2. Delivery of Care Committee: Dr. William Goodman, Chair
  3. Finance Committee: Mr. Peter Walcek, Chair

Types of ACO participants or combinations of participants that formed the ACO

  1. Partnership or joint venture arrangment between hospital and ACO professionals
  2. Hospital employing ACO professionals
  3. Federally qualified Health Center (FQHC

Shared Savings/Losses

  • ACO in third year of first agreement period

    1. Agreement period beginning July 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013, Performance Year 1: none
    2. Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2014; none
    3. Agreement period beginning 2013, Performance Year 2015; none
  • Payment Rule Waivers: NH Accountable Care Partners ACO does not utilize the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver
  • Quality Performance Results

ACO Contact Information


NH Accountable Care Partners
One Elliot Way
Manchester, NH 03101
Betsey Rhynhart, ACO Executive Director
Concord Hospital
(603) 227-7000, ext. 7267