With the changes that are currently taking place in the healthcare field, smaller healthcare groups are finding themselves agreeing to affiliations with larger health systems. This week Medina Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Orleans Community Health System, signed an affiliation agreement with Catholic Health based in Buffalo, NY.
The Affiliation agreement is said to focus on helping Medina with their operations, as well as, aid in their physician recruitment needs. Joe McDonald, President and CEO of Catholic Health, commented on the efforts by stating, “ Our goal is to earn the trust of the residents of Orleans County by first helping to strengthen healthcare services in the local community, and then, when needed, by improving access to specialty services like advanced cardiac, stroke, orthopedic and vascular care.”
During this transition, Orleans Community Health Board of Directors will continue with their governance of the responsibility for Medina Memorial.
By Zena Vargas, MDlinx