Shared Services agreement will help reduce costs, improve patient care
Memorial Health, based in Savannah, Ga., has agreed to a strategic
partnership with Novant Health Shared Services to focus on operational
and strategic initiatives, including supply chain, clinical engineering,
information technology, clinical excellence and growth opportunities.
The relationship aligns with the national mandate to make healthcare
more affordable and integrated.
“At Novant Health, we are committed to delivering a remarkable
experience to every patient we serve. Not only do we strive to provide
the highest quality care possible, we are diligently working to reduce
healthcare costs in our industry to create a more affordable model of
delivering healthcare,” said Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant
Health. “We look forward to working with Memorial on best practices and
clinical expertise to achieve excellence in patient care and safety
while also creating efficiencies and improvements that will benefit the
communities we both serve,” he added.
Novant Health Shared Services aims to help healthcare organizations and
the communities they serve through a wide range of partnership
possibilities that preserve local market ownership and autonomy.
Memorial Health, including MemorialUniversityMedicalCenter, is a
two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast
Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship
hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and
specialty physician networks; a major medical education program;
business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.
“Memorial is committed to providing high-quality clinical care for our
patients,” said Maggie Gill, president and CEO of Memorial Health. “By
partnering with Novant, we will create cost-saving and growth
opportunities that will provide significant value to our patients and
our communities. We are excited about this partnership and believe our
cultures, values and mission are well aligned.”
Both organizations will remain independent, retaining their local ownership and governance