Formed in 2013, Delmarva Health Network is a clinically integrated organization formed to better health, better health care, and lower costs for the communities that we serve on the Delmarva Peninsula. Delmarva Health Network is focused on delivering a better patient care experience, while focusing on higher quality and better clinical outcomes—through various programs, including coordinating the transitions patients make from provider to provider. While the organization itself is new, the participants in this Accountable Care Organization (ACO) have been long pillars of the community—community physicians and Beebe Healthcare.

ACO Composition:
Delmarva Health Network is a collaboration between physicians and hospitals.

I have questions. Who should I contact?
If you have questions about the Delmarva Health Network and what it means for you, please do not hesitate to call us at (302) 645-3878 or by email to

You may also call Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) with any questions you might have about ACOs like the Delmarva Health Network or your Medicare benefits.

Delmarva Health Network’s Governing Body:
Dr. Jeffrey Heckert, Board Chairman and President, Mid-Atlantic Family Practice
Dr. Kirkland Beebe, Vice Chair, Lewes Family Practice
Dr. Ronald Sabbagh, Secretary, Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware
Dr. Jeffrey Hawtof, Treasurer, Beacon Medical Group & Beebe Healthcare
Dr. Lisa Bartels, Beebe Physician Network, Inc.
Mr. Jeffrey Fried, FACHE, Beebe Healthcare
Mr. Alex Sydnor, Beebe Healthcare
Mr. Richard Pack, Medicare Beneficiary
Dr. Edwin Castaneda, Atlantic General Hospital
Mr. Brian Hefferan, Beebe Healthcare
Mr. Michael Franklin, FACHE, Atlantic General Hospital
Dr. Stephen Waters, Atlantic General Hospital
Ms. Megan Williams, DNP, FNP-C, Beebe Healthcare

Board Committees:
Physician Quality Improvement Committee
Dr. Lisa Bartels, Chair

Finance and Compensation Committee
Dr. Gregory Bahtiarian, Chair

Press/Outreach Primary Contact:
Alex Sydnor
Delmarva Health Network
P.O. Box 618
Lewes DE 19958
(302) 645-3115

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
Performance Year 1 (2014): $0.00
Performance Year (2015): TBD
Performance Year (2016): TBD

How Shared Savings Are Distributed:
In 2014 Delmarva Health Network (DHN) physicians and caregivers working together were able to lower the total cost of care for our patients while meeting quality goals. The reductions in total cost of care achieved were not sufficient for DHN to receive payment from Medicare so no savings were shared with physicians.

Quality Performance Results:

2014 Performance Summary Statistics

Performance Measure


Performance Rate

Mean Performance

Rate for all ACOs

Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmissions (ACO-8)



ASC Admissions:  COPD or Asthma   in Older Adults (ACO-9)



ASC Admission:  Heart Failure   (ACO-10)



Percent of Primary Care Providers who Qualified for EHR Incentive   Payment (ACO-11)



For more information on how to interpret scores on the above quality performance measures, see: -Service-Payment/sharedsavingsprogram/Downloads/MSSP-QM-Benchmarks.pdf

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