Novant Health, through Novant Health Shared Services, announced today that they will work with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, in collaboration with Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi), to improve access to and affordability of quality healthcare in their communities.
A letter of intent has been signed between the parties to evaluate opportunities to lower costs, improve the quality of healthcare and identify collaborative growth opportunities. The parties will work together to make healthcare more affordable and improve patient outcomes.
“Collaborating with other healthcare systems ensures knowledge is shared to the benefit of our communities and their healthcare needs,” said Carl S. Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “Spartanburg Regional Healthcare is recognized for providing access to high quality healthcare with values that align with our guiding principles at Novant Health. We are excited about working closer with Spartanburg and ROi to improve the affordability of healthcare for the residents in the communities we serve.”
“Like many others, our health system faces significant challenges in today’s health care environment. A strategic approach to supply chain management is critical to our system’s future success. We chose to partner with ROi and explore opportunities with Novant Health because the respective organizations have innovative business models that are comprehensive, highly integrated with clinical operations and have a proven history of driving meaningful clinical, operational and financial improvements,” said Bruce Holstien, president and CEO of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “Collaboration with others is imperative and we look forward to partnering with Novant Health and ROi.”
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About Spartanburg Regional
Featuring a full spectrum of services, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is comprised of three hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, a multi-disciplinary physician group, a vibrant post-acute division, a fully licenses HMO and is home to Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. With more than 240 physicians and 5,600 associates on staff, SRHS serves seven counties in North and South Carolina. In addition to providing more than $80 million in charity care annually, SRHS is ranked #1 in South Carolina for cardiac services by Healthgrades; the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer and is affiliated with the MD Anderson Physician Network and is an accredited National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Center; and the American Nurses Association lists SRHS among the nation’s top three percent of hospitals for excellence in nursing.