Catalyst Grows Affiliate Network with HCA

May 12, 2015

DALLAS – Catalyst Health Network, a fast-growing alliance of independent physicians in North Texas, is pleased to announce the addition of HCA to its affiliate network. HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes approximately 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and employing approximately 204,000 people. In North Texas, HCA has 12 hospitals, 11 freestanding surgery centers, 5 freestanding ER’s, and 31 urgent care centers that will work with Catalyst’s independent physician network to improve quality of care while reducing overall costs. 

The addition of HCA to Catalyst’s growing affiliate network strengthens the continuity of care. The relationship helps improve the health of the population throughout North Texas and creates significant synergy with Catalyst’s existing affiliate relationship with Questcare, which staffs the emergency rooms and hospitalists for HCA’s North Texas facilities.

“The addition of HCA provides a tremendous opportunity for Catalyst’s independent physicians to better coordinate care,” said Dr. Christopher Crow, president, Catalyst Health Network. “Building a collaborative relationship with HCA enables us to create a more dynamic healthcare platform for independent physicians and strengthens our care system.”

“Independent physicians are the backbone of our healthcare communities,” said Erol Akdamar, president, HCA North Texas Division. “HCA North Texas’ strong network of hospitals and care sites will enhance care for Catalyst’s patients and improve the overall health of the population.”

Since its launch in January 2015, Catalyst has quickly grown to 175 providers across North Texas.

About Catalyst Health Network

Catalyst Health Network is a clinically integrated network of physicians designed to provide coordinated, high quality care to patients. Catalyst provides independent physicians a dynamic population health platform that is critical to reach the Triple Aim in healthcare – higher quality, improved cost and an enhanced patient experience. Physicians are able to remain independent while enjoying the services and structure needed to be successful in the new, value-based world of healthcare. Catalyst holds a certification from the Texas Medical Board as a nonprofit health corporation. The network is comprised solely of physician members and managed by StratiFi Health, a physician services organization. For more information, visit or follow @CatalystHN on Twitter.

About HCA North Texas

Committed to the care and improvement of human life, HCA North Texas strives to deliver excellence always - providing the highest quality, cost-effective health care in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the nation’s leading provider of quality health care services with 165 hospitals in the United States and England, HCA North Texas is one of the region’s largest most comprehensive health care providers and includes 15 hospitals, 78 patient care sites, more than 5500 active physicians and 15,000 employees in Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma. Four HCA North Texas hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers, five hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Association, and six have been recognized by Joint Commission as Top Performers in the nation. For more information visit: