Grand Rounds, Paladina Health Team Up to Provide World-Class Health Care to Employee Populations

Partnership Anchored by Grand Rounds’ Quality Algorithm and Paladina Health’s Patient-First Approach to Primary Care

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – January 07, 2016) – Grand Rounds, the leader in identifying high-quality health care providers and connecting patients with these physicians, today formally announced a partnership with Paladina Health, an innovative nationwide group providing accountable primary care to employees and their families, that will bolster both companies’ missions of providing better overall health outcomes to patients.

This partnership uniquely advances patient care by combining Paladina Health’s model of physician access and care coordination with Grand Rounds’ innovative platform for improved clinical outcomes powered by a rigorous analysis of specialist physician quality. For the first time, a primary care physician with a patient in the exam room will have the ability to match that patient with the best available specialist or sub-specialist for their unique needs, based on an analysis of over 770,000 U.S. physicians.

Grand Rounds’ first-class technology and care management model will also support Paladina Health’s physicians and patients to ensure high-quality interactions with those specialists. Patients can expect better specialist care and a seamless experience as a result of behind-the-scenes clinical collaboration, records transfer and appointment booking support.

Paladina Health’s doctors operate a large and growing group of primary care practices as they strive to deliver disruptively better health outcomes and service at lower total cost to employer, payer and labor clients across the country. This patient-first approach to primary care includes unhurried appointments, 24/7 physician access for urgent needs, referral management and care coordination with no or low co-pays.

“We aim to provide our physicians critical resources and tools to ensure they’re able to deliver the highest quality care for our patients-in our doctor’s offices and when a patient requires a specialist visit,” said Jennifer Bajaj, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Paladina Health. “We are pleased to be partnering with Grand Rounds to further our goal of providing superior patient care and ultimately transforming primary care nationwide.”

Grand Rounds pairs patients with the physician experts most uniquely qualified to help them, nationally and/or locally. The Grand Rounds quality algorithm has rated more than 96 percent of all active U.S. physicians. This unique data set, combined with Grand Rounds’ continuity of care model, guides patients to top-quality local care and ensures their interactions with specialists are consistent with the highest standards of care.

“We are excited to partner with an innovative company like Paladina Health, who is putting the principles of patient-centered medical care into practice,” said Jacob Best, head of medical networks, Grand Rounds. “We hope that through this partnership we can demonstrate the combined power of terrific primary care with our insight on optimizing specialist interactions.”

About Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds provides a platform that delivers improved clinical outcomes for patients while reducing care delivery inefficiencies. It does this through an end-to-end solution that connects patients with highly specialized care that is informed by the latest and best practices — preventing and correcting misdiagnoses, unnecessary and failed treatments. Founded in 2011, Grand Rounds helps restore individual health and quality of life, and benefits employers by facilitating decreased health care cost and increased employee productivity. For more information, please visit

About Paladina Health 

Paladina Health, a subsidiary of $12 billion health care services company DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., is a physician-access model of health care that improves patient care and satisfaction by providing convenient and unhurried patient-centered care and a broad scope of services. Employers who offer Paladina Health to their employees aim to provide the highest-quality benefits while keeping a long-range view of improving the health and wellness of their covered population. For more information, visit

About DaVita HealthCare Partners 

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of Dec. 31, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,179 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 173,000 patients. The company also operated 91 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Florida in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of Dec. 31, 2014, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 837,000 patients. For more information, please visit