LEWISTON, Idaho, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center announced today that the partnership between the hospital and RCCH HealthCare Partners became effective at 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2017. The hospital had been part of Ascension, the nation's largest non-profit health system.
"We are excited to bring this innovative partnership and new additional resources to our growing community. We know this will allow us to expand services, recruit specialists, and continue to enhance our already strong commitment to providing high quality care," said Mark Taylor, interim Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. "Our leadership team is confident that this is a great opportunity for St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, our staff and our community. Partnering with RCCH Healthcare Partners will make us a stronger organization, giving us new opportunities for growth."
The transaction was approved by the state of Idaho Attorney General's office on March 20, 2017. As part of the approval, the Attorney General will oversee the creation of a $25 million Foundation dedicated solely to serving healthcare needs of the Lewiston community consistent with the Catholic mission of SJRMC. The Foundation was created from a $23 million donation from Ascension combined with a $2 million donation from RCCH.
"We are honored to be partnering with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to help ensure the continued high quality of care they've provided for this community," said Marty Rash, Chairman and CEO of RCCH HealthCare Partners. "With more than 100 years of service to the people of the region and a well-earned reputation for high quality, compassionate care, we look forward to working with and learning from St. Joe's associates as well as sharing with them and investing in resources for growth."
RCCH HealthCare Partners works with communities to build strong regional healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. RCCH has a strong presence in the Pacific Northwest including Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Oregon; Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Washington; and Community Medical Center in Missoula, Montana.
"We are pleased to know that the legacy of quality care provided by St. Joseph Regional Medical Center will be preserved and enhanced with the continued oversight and resources provided by RCCH HealthCare Partners," said Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Ascension, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Healthcare.
About St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is the largest full-service medical center between Boise, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, providing advanced-level specialty healthcare. Our commitment to providing exceptional care for our community means having highly skilled and certified physicians on our healthcare team and a quality facility with the latest in medical technology. St. Joseph has more than 120 board-certified physicians and providers, active in both primary care and specialty practice. At St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, we are committed to personal care. We seek to enhance the quality of life of the citizens we serve in our local communities through the promotion of health, by assuring compassion, sharing knowledge, providing technology, and communicating a love for what we do. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – together in health. For more information, visit www.sjrmc.org.
About RCCH Healthcare Partners
RCCH HealthCare Partners works with communities to build strong regional healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Brentwood, Tennessee, RCCH HealthCare Partners operates 17 regional health systems in 13 states. RCCH HealthCare Partners has more than 14,000 employees and 2,000 affiliated physicians and mid-level providers. For more information, visit the website at www.RCCHHealth.com.
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SOURCE RCCH HealthCare Partners