CENTURA HEALTH AND KREMMLING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT ESTABLISH AFFILIATION AGREEMENT

New affiliation triggers consolidation of services designed to enhance quality, safety and scope of services provided to residents living in Grand County

Because Centura Health collaborates with its affiliates, and neither organization is interested in reducing health care value or further fragmenting the care delivery process, the consolidation of health care efforts in Granby is necessary. Effective Jan.1, 2012, Centura Health will transfer ownership of St. Anthony Granby Medical Center to Kremmling Memorial Hospital District for $2.6 million. Concurrently, both the new Middle Park Medical Center in Granby and the Middle Park Medical Center in Kremmling will become members of the Colorado Health Neighborhoods, a major component of Centura Healths integrated health network strategy.

IMPROVING THE VALUE OF HEALTH SERVICES FOR GRAND COUNTY

  • Both Centura Health and Kremmling Memorial Hospital District believe health care should be delivered locally whenever possible. Keeping health care local contributes to a communitys economic viability and is a critical consideration for the rural provider.
  • Both organizations strongly believe in collaborating long-term to provide specific resources and services that support development of shared programs that complement and expand existing clinical services and specialties to improve the value of health services.
  • The affiliation agreement between Centura Health and Kremmling Memorial Hospital District supports development of shared programs that expand existing clinical services including cardiac, stroke, spine, oncology and trauma at both the new Middle Park Medical Center in Granby and the Middle Park Medical Center in Kremmling. The affiliation also promotes sharing of best practices amongst clinical professionals including education, development and overall talent management.

COLORADO HEALTH NEIGHBORHOODS

As members of the Colorado Health Neighborhoods, Kremmling Memorial Hospital Districts specialty services, urgent care, diagnostic services and occupational health converge to provide care in a highly-coordinated and collaborative manner, customized for the specific needs of the populations served.

Quite simply, the Colorado Health Neighborhoods consist of health professionals in either a Health Center (primary care) or Specialty Center (specialty physicians) closely connecting and collaborating with each other to manage and nurture the health of the people in a particular area.

FACTS AND STATS:

  • Centura Health will transfer ownership of operations and assets of St. Anthony Granby Medical Center to Kremmling Memorial Hospital District effective Jan, 1, 2012, with no interruption of service. This date coincides with the grand opening of the new Middle Park Medical Center in Granby.
  • Details about the St. Anthony Granby Medical Center building, following the transfer of ownership in 2012, are still evolving.
  • With the transfer of ownership, approximately 33 full-time and part-time associates will be affected. Both organizations are working together to facilitate employment opportunities at the new Middle Park Medical Center and/or existing Centura Health entities.

QUOTES:

  • We diligently undertook a comprehensive and thorough evaluation of the opportunities available to enhance the value of health services for the residents of Grand County," said Gary Campbell, president and CEO of Centura Health. By taking advantage of our organizations shared strengths and opportunities while enhancing the quality and scope of services available to residents across the region, we think this is a win-win-win for the community, Kremmling Memorial Hospital District and Centura Health."
  • The addition of the St. Anthony Granby Medical Center building and health care services extends Kremmling Memorial Hospital Districts outreach in Grand County by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to patients," said Bill Widener, CEO of Middle Park Medical Center. The purchase is a great addition to our existing services and further demonstrates our commitment to measured growth and meeting the needs of patients requiring many of the health care services offered in larger communities."

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About Centura Health

Centura Health, Colorados health care leader, is focused on connecting Coloradans to affordable, world-class care in every corner of the state. Centura Healths integrated statewide network includes 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Approximately 14,500 of the best hearts and minds in medicine, along with 6,000 physician partners, have access to the most technologically advanced tools available. For Coloradans, this means the top expertise and technology is right where you need it - close to where you are. We reach beyond hospital walls to connect with people at every stage of life to bring them life-enriching compassion and life-affirming hope. Connections that only Centura Health can make. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.

About Kremmling Memorial Hospital District

Kremmling Memorial Hospital District is a 25-bed, critical access hospital serving patients in Grand and Summit County, Colorado for nearly 78 years. The hospital is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center. In addition to emergency services, the hospital offers in-patient acute care, skilled nursing, out-patient services, surgical services, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, physical therapy and cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation. Kremmling Memorial Hospital District has two family practice clinics, one located in Kremmling and another in Granby. The hospital is now doing business as Middle Park Medical Center, Kremmling/Granby. Services will be expanded to a new medical center in Granby slated to open January 2012.