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Novant Health to Manage Morehead Memorial Hospital

Winston-Salem, N.C. – June 25, 2014 – Novant Health announced today an expanded agreement to manage Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C. Following a shared services agreement announced in January, 2014, the two organizations will enter into a deeper, more integrated partnership to reduce costs and expand services. Novant Health, in collaboration with the Morehead Board of Trustees, will place the CEO of Morehead.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Morehead Memorial as we continue to seek ways to lower costs while ensuring quality care,” said Patrick Easterling, president of Novant Health Shared Services. “Working together, Novant Health and Morehead Memorial can improve affordability and make healthcare remarkable for the surrounding community.”

“Morehead Memorial is always evaluating its operations,” said R. Scott Barham, Morehead Memorial Hospital board chairman. “By deepening the relationship with Novant Health to a management agreement, we will be able to more efficiently leverage resources and find value.”

The team at Morehead Memorial Hospital will continue to work closely with the Novant Health greater Winston-Salem market team.

“This collaboration allows Novant Health the ability to offer best practices and shared opportunities to the Morehead Memorial Hospital team,” said Denise Mihal, RN, president of the Novant Health greater Winston-Salem market. “We look forward to a deeper integration and collaboration to bring real value to the community in and around Rockingham County.”

The five-year agreement is effective July 1, 2014.

About Novant Health
Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,200 physicians and 26,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500 locations, including 15 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston–Salem, N.C., Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for our patients and our communities, serving more than four million patients annually. In 2013, Novant Health provided more than $566 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.

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About Morehead Memorial
Morehead Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital located on a 22-acre campus in central Eden. It is licensed for 108 acute-care beds and 121 long-term care beds. The main campus is home to inpatient and day hospital services, a state-of-the-art emergency department, a birthing center, a nursing center, a cancer treatment center, and three office buildings for physicians. There is an active medical staff of 64 physicians and a consulting/courtesy staff of 35.
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014