Memorial Health System and Salina Regional Health Center enter exploratory phase on possible alliance

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Memorial Health System, Abilene and Salina Regional Health Center have agreed to enter into a period of discovery to examine the potential of a strategic alliance in order to better serve the patients and families of their respective communities.

“We have signed a letter of intent to explore affiliation with SHRC,” said Dr. Steven Schwarting, MHS Board Chair. “this is just the beginning of a long process. We have been educating ourselves and discussing the idea of affiliation for several years. We are committed to continuing to provide excellent care to our community and surrounding area.”

Over the coming months both organizations will be working together to review options on how the partnership might look.

“The goal of this agreement is to explore improved patient care in the region and the potential of better coordination of services between MHS and SRHC, ” said Joel Phelps, Chief Executive Officer at Salina Regional health Center. “It also helps both organizations to determine the possibilities of long-term strategic alignment to meet the needs and challenges of Dickinson County citizen.”

Salina Regional Health Center has affiliations with Cloud County Health Center in Concordia and Lindsborg Community Hospital.