Colorado Plains Medical Center and Western Plains Medical Complex to Become Part of Centura Health

February 1, 2022

Region’s leading health system to acquire community hospitals in Colorado and Kansas

(CENTENNIAL, COLO.; FT. MORGAN, COLO.; and DODGE CITY, KAN.) – Centura Health has signed an asset purchase agreement (APA) to acquire ownership interest in Colorado Plains Medical Center (CPMC) in Fort Morgan, Colo. and Western Plains Medical Complex (WPMC) in Dodge City, Kan. from LifePoint Health. At the close of the transaction, both facilities will become part of Centura Health, which includes 15 hospitals in Colorado and two in Kansas.

“Colorado Plains and Western Plains have been woven into the fabric of their flourishing communities for more than 100 years and have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering high quality, patient-centered care,” said Peter D. Banko, President & CEO of Centura Health. “Each community we touch is truly unique and important. We are so excited to welcome Fort Morgan and Dodge City to our connected community of 21,000 caregivers. Together, we can advance highly reliable whole person care and make innovative strides in the pursuit of health and wholeness.”

As part of the Centura Health ecosystem, Colorado Plains and Western Plains will be part of a leading regional integrated system – and able to offer patients new clinical care options and explore new opportunities to have an even greater impact on the future of health care in their respective regions. CPMC and WPMC will continue delivering the same high-quality, local care by the same providers who patients and the community know and trust. Their patients, providers and care teams will further collaborate across geographies and bring new health solutions and expanded services in clinical care and patient experience to their neighbors.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our hospital to join an organization that knows Colorado well and shares our commitment to caring for our local communities,” said Kevin Zachary, CEO of CPMC. “By joining Centura’s leading healthcare network across our state and beyond, we’ll be able to build further regional collaborations and expand our patients’ access to services.”

“Centura’s mission, vision and values are a natural fit for Western Plains,” said Rick Wallace, CEO of WPMC. “They share our commitment to ensuring that our hospital continues to be a place where people choose to come for care, physicians want to practice and employees want to work. We look forward to working together and bringing their legacy of compassionate, excellent care to Dodge City.”

All current CPMC and WPMC employees in good standing will be hired by Centura Health at the close of the transaction which is expected to be finalized later this year, pending standard regulatory review and approval. The hospitals will collaborate to ensure that the transition will be seamless for patients with no disruptions in care.

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Lindsay Radford
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About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. As a joint operating agreement between its two Sponsors: CommonSpirit Health, a Catholic ministry, and AdventHealth, a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Centura manages and operates 20 hospitals, neighborhood health centers, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado. Through its Vision of every community, every neighborhood and every life – whole and healthy, its caregivers amplify whole person care and make the region’s best health care accessible. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

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