Memorial Hermann Health System and AVIA partner to make a significant impact on care delivery and advance the health of their communities

CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2015 — AVIA Health Innovation, healthcare’s provider-led accelerator, announced today that Memorial Hermann Health System has joined the AVIA Innovator Network.

Memorial Hermann joins a growing group of forward-leaning health systems who share a commitment to innovation. As a network member, Memorial Hermann will work alongside other health systems to tackle pressing challenges such as patient experience, behavioral health, and post-acute care. For each topic, AVIA leads a health system cohort through a rigorous due diligence process that includes problem identification, market landscaping, vendor evaluations, system selection, and accelerated adoption. This collaborative process de-risks the selection and implementation of emerging technologies, enabling health systems to act with confidence while maximizing value to the system.

“The AVIA Innovator Network will benefit from Memorial Hermann’s strong clinical expertise and focus on patient-centered care. We look forward to supporting their innovation and care transformation initiatives,” said Eric Langshur, AVIA CEO and co-founder.

“We are thrilled about our new relationship with the AVIA network as it brings new opportunities to enhance the delivery of care to our patients,” said Chuck Stokes, Memorial Hermann Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Being a team player in a collaborative network, with other leading health care institutions, enables us to have a more significant impact on care delivery and aligns with our vision to advance the health of our community.”

About AVIA Health Innovation
AVIA is healthcare’s only provider-led accelerator.  We believe that transformation requires innovation, and innovation starts with a focus on health systems’ challenges and opportunities. The AVIA Innovator Network includes sixteen forward-leaning provider organizations seeking to address pressing challenges that are ripe for innovation. AVIA drives a rigorous process to help our members evaluate, select, source, and deploy the best tech-enabled solutions that support transformation while optimizing financial value. This process reduces risk, accelerates action, creates financial opportunities, and clears the way for health systems to take on more opportunities. Learn more about AVIA at

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About Memorial Hermann
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 23,000 employees, serves to advance health inSoutheast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 13 hospitals include four hospitals in the Texas Medical Center: an acute care hospital which houses the Texas Trauma Institute and a Level I trauma center of which Life Flight® air ambulance is a part, a hospital for children, a rehabilitation hospital and an orthopedic and spine hospital; eight suburban hospitals; and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, three IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute locations, joint replacement centers, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned Memorial Hermann Health Insurance Company.

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