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UnityPoint Health® and Memorial Hospital Announce

UnityPoint Health® and Memorial Hospital Announce

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UnityPoint Health® and Memorial Hospital Announce Affiliation


(CARTHAGE, Ill. June 6, 2018) – Leaders from UnityPoint Health® and Memorial Hospital today announced a formal affiliation beginning July 1, 2018. The two organizations will expand on their commitment to provide high quality, affordable health care at a local level.

“The Memorial Hospital Board of Directors has been investigating opportunities available for two years and have selected an organization which has a shared mission, vision and values,” says Dan Asbury, Memorial Hospital Board President. “The current board members and administration will continue to lead our organization with the support of UnityPoint Health as we work to ensure quality and sustainable health care for this region.”

Memorial Hospital CEO Ada Bair shared, “I truly feel becoming an affiliate with UnityPoint Health is the right direction for us. One of their main focuses is on people which includes staff, patients and families we serve. Their culture truly fits the goals and direction of Memorial Hospital and our affiliates.” Bair added, “Our community will not see any change in the care provided and will continue to be cared for in the same facilities and by the same people. I look forward to our organizations joining the UnityPoint Health family.”

“We believe this affiliation will assist in providing better patient care coordination across southeast Iowa and west central Illinois. We have a great deal of respect for the long tradition of care Memorial Hospital has in the community and knew they would be a good fit with UnityPoint Health,” said Kevin Vermeer, President & CEO of UnityPoint Health. “With the changing direction of health care, it is increasingly important for organizations and systems to collaborate and find innovative ways to continue to provide quality, affordable health care.”

Memorial Hospital, an 18-bed critical access hospital (CAH) delivering acute, ambulatory and emergency care, will be a full affiliate of UnityPoint Health. Also included will be Memorial Medical Clinics, Sherrick Home Health and Hancock County Senior Services. Memorial Hospital providers will continue to provide the broad health care services the community has come to expect.

UnityPoint Health is committed to creating a network of efficient, quality providers that will provide unsurpassed customer value and experience. It continually evaluates opportunities to work with other high-quality and like-minded organizations to improve patient experience and outcomes, lower medical costs and provide better access to health care within the communities it serves. The recent partnerships allow all organizations to build on all partners’ successes.


About UnityPoint Health
Employing over 30,000, UnityPoint Health provides care to millions of patients across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin in hospitals, clinics and home health settings. With annual revenues of $4.4 billion, UnityPoint Health maintains strong relationships with nearly 300 physician clinics, 38 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities as well as home care services.


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