Shared services initiative will help reduce costs, improve patient care
Novant Health and Memorial Health announced today a collaborative shared services partnership with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, Ga., that is designed to reduce expenses and improve patient care. Novant Health will partner with Memorial Health, a Novant Health Shared Services affiliate in Savannah, Ga., to extend services to Liberty Regional.
“Novant Health is pleased to expand its partnerships in Georgia,” said Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “In the challenging and ever-changing healthcare industry it is important for all health organizations to look for ways to improve patient care and lower costs. We are proud to partner with others to achieve that goal.”
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. Liberty Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit critical access hospital with 25 acute beds and 108 skilled nursing beds. Liberty Regional is located 45 miles southwest of Memorial University Medical Center.
“Memorial Health and Liberty Regional have long enjoyed a collaborative relationship, so we are proud that our partnership with Novant Health will bring them value and improve healthcare in southeast Georgia,” said Maggie Gill, president and CEO of Memorial Health. “By building local relationships like the one we are announcing today with Liberty Regional Medical Center, we can work together to improve patient care in our communities.”
“Liberty Regional is committed to providing outstanding healthcare, and we are excited about the growth and cost-savings opportunities made possible through this partnership,” said Scott Kroell, CEO and Administrator of Liberty Regional Medical Center.
Each organization will remain independent, retaining their local ownership and governance.
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About Novant Health
Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician practices, outpatient centers and hospitals that deliver a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,100 physicians and 24,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at more than 450 locations including 14 medical centers, three hospitals, and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for our patients and our communities serving over four million patients annually. In 2012, Novant Health provided more than $545 million in community benefit including charity care and services. Novant Health is one of the top 25 integrated health systems in the United States and was named a top 50 Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work by Diversity MBA Magazine.
About Memorial Health
Memorial Health, including Memorial University Medical Center, 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 622-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.
About Liberty Regional Medical Center
Liberty Regional Medical Center is a full service medical center located in Hinesville, GA. The Medical Center includes Liberty Regional, a Critical Access Hospital with 25 acute care beds; Coastal Manor, a 108-bed skilled nursing facility in Ludowici, GA; and Liberty Regional EMS, an ambulance service for Liberty and Long Counties.