Catholic Health Partners and Kaiser Permanente Ohio Announce Initial Agreement in Northeast Ohio

Catholic Health Partners (CHP), Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio (KFHPO) and Ohio Permanente Medical Group (OPMG), Inc. announced that they have reached initial agreements for CHP to acquire Kaiser Permanente Ohio’s existing health plan and continue medical group practice and care delivery operations in Northeast Ohio.

The resulting CHP-owned, integrated health care organization would continue to provide health care for more than 80,000 current Kaiser Permanente Ohio members. Upon finalizing the agreements, the newly named organization would comprise the health care staff, physicians and operations and administrative personnel who are currently part of OPMG and KFHPO, and would continue to operate the existing medical offices in Northeast Ohio.