Clinton County, Ohio, commissioners this month voted unanimously to negotiate a letter of intent to sell the county-owned CMH Regional Health System, Wilmington, to investorowned RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Brentwood, Tenn., according to CMH. The system’s main asset is 85-bed Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington. Under the outline of the deal, RegionalCare would pay Cincinnati, with LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood. Tax-exempt TriHealth, Cincinnati, also was a bidder.
Kettering Medical Center plans to establish a protontherapy center in the next three years at a cost of up to $80 million. The 407-bed hospital, the flagship of fourhospital Kettering Health Network, has secured financing through San Francisco-based American Shared
ProMedica Health System has strengthened its ties to the University of Toledo. Under a new agreement, the university will lead clinical education and research throughout the seven-hospital system, with oversight by a new board with equal representation from the two organizations. The partnership extends to ProMedica’s residencies in family practice, sports medicine and vascular surgery as well as pharmacy, nursing and allied health programs. The university also will provide administrative support to expand clinical research conducted at ProMedica facilities. “ In signing this agreement, we engage with a strong academic partner that addresses an essential need for ProMedica in achieving our vision to increase our role as an academic medical center, and to expand our capabilities in clinical education excellence, research and grants,” ProMedica President and CEO Randy Oostra said in a news release.
A multispecialty group of physicians employed by Avera in Pierre is exploring a formal collaboration agreement with the local hospital, 60-bed St. Mary’s Healthcare Center, with the goal of strengthening efforts to recruit doctors to the area. The collaborative agreement between the two-dozen Avera physicians and St. Mary’s Healthcare could make the entities eligible for grants under the healthcare reform law, which was designed to encourage physicians to serve rural and medically underserved populations such as Pierre and surrounding regions, said Jean Reed, a senior vice president with Avera. Reed said the two entities are not discussing a merger. Rather, officials are considering some type of professional services agreement that would allow for joint planning on physician recruitment, and no deadline to formalize the agreement has been set. The Pierre physicians became part of Avera nearly two years ago, and the group will soon change its corporate name to Avera Medical Group Pierre, Reed said.
Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, Ohio, is part of CMH Regional Health System. County commissioners negotiated a letter of intent to sell the system.