One of Nashville’s earliest ACOs, MissionPoint is launched by Saint Thomas Health, Middle Tennessee’s Ascension Health subsidiary.

The organization aims to work collaboratively with doctors, employers, insurance plans and patients to reduce medical costs and keep people healthier. Led by entrepreneur and Saint Thomas executive Jason Dinger, MissionPoint becomes one of the nation’s foremost models for population health management.

The creation of MissionPoint comes under the tenure of Saint Thomas CEO Dr. Mike Schatzlein. Nationally, the company will become the model for Ascension Health’s ACO, as it will grow to partner with more than 1,000 local providers.