About Us

We Are Committed to Improving the Health of Our Communities

InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO) was formed in 2012 by local public, private and non-profit partners to unify health services and systems for Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members in Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties.

As IHN-CCO, we are committed to improving the health of our communities while lowering or containing the cost of care. We will accomplish this by coordinating health initiatives, seeking efficiencies through blending of services and infrastructure, and engaging all stakeholders to increase the quality, reliability and availability of care.

IHN-CCO to Receive New Five-year Contract From OHA

The Oregon Health Authority intends to award our organization with a new contract to continue as the coordinated care organization for Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

Our Partnerships

The IHN-CCO partnership currently serves about 80,000 Oregon Health Plan members and consists of:

  • Benton, Lincoln and Linn county governments.
  • Local health care providers.
  • Federally qualified health centers.
  • Accountable Behavioral Health Alliance.
  • Advantage Dental.
  • Capitol Dental Care.
  • ODS Community Health.
  • Willamette Dental Group.
  • The Corvallis Clinic.
  • Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network.
  • Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments.
  • Quality Care Associates.
  • Samaritan Health Plans.
  • Samaritan Health Services.
  • Samaritan InterCommunity Health Plans.
  • Samaritan Mental Health.

Our Values

  • Stakeholder participation in design and delivery of health care.
  • Prevention, early intervention and self-care.
  • Promotion of family health as a means of improving readiness to learn and adoption of lifelong, healthy lifestyles.
  • Maximizing utilization of existing health resources.
  • Achieving positive health outcomes through evidence-based health programs.
  • Delivery of service that is culturally sensitive.
  • Coordinated care using the patient-centered, primary care home model.
  • Maintaining continuity of care for patients through integration of services.
  • Utilizing performance and outcome data to guide design and development of our health care delivery systems.
  • Strengthening community infrastructure to promote healthy neighborhoods.

Communities Align for Better Health

Dr. Kevin Ewanchyna, Chief Medical Officer for InterCommunity Health Network CCO, explains how local communities can align for better health. This presentation was made at the Building a Healthier Community Forum at the Linn County Fair & Expo on Jan. 25, 2016.

Our Board of Directors

  • President and CEO of Samaritan Health Services — Doug Boysen, JD, MHA.
  • 2 independent doctors — Dr. Lara Gamelin, Dr. Bruce Madsen.
  • 1 independent dentist — Dr. Courtney Miller.
  • 3 county commissioners — Claire Hall, Lincoln County Commissioner, Xanthippe Augerot, Benton County Commissioner, Roger Nyquist, Linn County Commissioner.
  • 1 health system administrator — Kristy Jessop-Shankowski, M.D., Medical Director, Good Samaritan Regional Hospital Internal Medicine.
  • 2 community members — Lisa Pierson.
  • Chair of the IHN-CCO Community Advisory Council — Dick Knowles.

Our Councils & Committees

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) provides ideas and feedback to IHN-CCO about the mission and operations. The council is made of IHN-CCO Members, local citizens and county government.

We recruit for members year-round to fill any vacancies that may come up in our regional council, and to supply needed help in the county-level advisory councils. Discover how to become involved in the Council.

The Regional Planning Council (RPC) is a standing work group focused on planning and coordinating the local system of health services and supports for the IHN-CCO region of Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. The RPC serves to guide the development of a regional system of health care firmly grounded in a philosophy of coordinated, patient-centered and locally delivered health care. The RPC develops tools and strategies to transform and integrate the system of care; recommends funding needed for transformational activities; assures cross-system coordination and care transitions, and sponsors an effective quality improvement process to drive positive system change.

circle-chevronemailfacebookSHS AffiliateinstagramlinkedinMyChart IconMyHealthPlan IconphonepinterestSearch Iconsilhouettetwitteryoutube