BridgeHealth Contracts with North American Specialty Hospital (NASH), a Near-Shore Center of Excellence

and North
American Specialty Hospital announced today a contract that opens
the door to BridgeHealth members for high-quality surgical care
delivered in a near-shore location, at prices far below the average cost
for care in the U.S. A market leader in value-based surgical benefits
and recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s
fastest-growing privately held companies, BridgeHealth now adds the
North American Specialty Hospital (NASH) in Cancun to its
high-performance program of providers available to self-insured plan

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“We are thrilled to be partnering with NASH to make another high-quality
provider available to our members,” said Kim Abram, BridgeHealth’s Vice
President of Provider Strategy. “Working with NASH offers a unique
approach to surgical care, giving members access to highly qualified
local providers with cost savings through BridgeHealth’s bundled rates.”

NASH constitutes the first-ever center of excellence in the delivery of
healthcare located outside of the U.S., equipped in Cancun with U.S.
surgical equipment, medical supplies, clinical protocols, and
performance metrics. The facility has U.S. and Canadian hospital
accreditation and the engagement of American surgeons, who practice
locally in U.S. cities, throughout the patient’s continuum of care, from
preoperative evaluation to 12 weeks of postoperative care when the
patient returns home. In addition, for patient comfort and convenience,
a 108-room Sheraton Four Points hotel is directly attached to NASH’s
facility in Cancun.

“We’re delighted to make NASH available to BridgeHealth plan
sponsors and members,” said Jim Polsfut, NASH CEO, chairman, and
co-founder. “BridgeHealth is a world-class organization, truly focused
on clinical quality and safety, and one for which our institutional
missions are fully aligned.”

About BridgeHealth

BridgeHealth (
is a provider of value-based healthcare services. Its bundled rates
allow self-insured group health plans to improve the quality and
outcomes of surgery while reducing costs from 30% to 50% on average per

About North American Specialty Hospital (NASH)

NASH is a U.S. majority-owned and managed entity, providing
pre-operative and post-operative services throughout the U.S. and
clinical care in Cancun. NASH services currently include joint
replacement and specialty pharmacy (

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