Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners is developing an integrated health care delivery system throughout the region that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related entities. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization.
National Healthcare Services is wholly owned by MemorialCare Health System. NHS began operations as an independent company on July 1, 1993 . In essence, it is NHS' goal to assist MemorialCare's hospitals and physicians stimulate innovation and improve their operating and clinical performance by investing in privately held emerging companies who want to develop a strategic relationship with MemorialCare.
HLM Venture Partners provides venture capital to emerging companies focused on life sciences and medical devices, health care information technology and health care services. HLM supports entrepreneurs as they turn innovative ideas into market-leading businesses, offering guidance on financial structuring, resource allocation and deployment, strategic planning, strategic introductions, and recruitment.
Partech International is a venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris and Tel Aviv. The firm manages approximately $850 million in early-stage venture, late-stage venture and public investments. Among Partech's portfolio companies are Ascend, Alvarion, Business Objects, Cadence, Digital Island, Informatica, IP Unity, ISDnet, Mediapps, Peregrine, Vignette, VISICU and VeriFone.
Ascension Health Ventures, LLC was launched in 2001 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascension Health. AHV provides strategic venture funding to companies that offer innovative new products, services and technologies that will help Ascension Health's ministries serve their communities and transform the future of healthcare. AHV considers investment opportunities that offer operational, clinical or financial benefits in priority areas for Ascension Health's hospitals and other facilities.
Kaiser Permanente is leveraging its unprecedented resources and health care expertise to selectively invest in entrepreneurial companies. KP Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of Kaiser Permanente, has built a portfolio of 18 venture investments that have the potential to: Support Kaiser Permanente's core mission by improving quality, service and affordability for our members; stimulate innovation in or introduce new capabilities to the Kaiser Permanente organization; and generate highly competitive rates of return.