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SOURCE Beaumont Health
ROYAL OAK, DEARBORN, and FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare have completed their affiliation agreement to combine operations as a new organization called Beaumont Health. Federal and state regulatory officials have reviewed and approved the affiliation and granted tax-exempt status as a new $3.8 billion not-for-profit health care organization.
Beaumont Health was officially launched on Sept. 2.
Beaumont, Botsford and Oakwood announced their intention to come together and form a new health care organization in March and reached a definitive agreement in June.
John Lewis, chairman of the new Beaumont Health Board, says, "This is a great day for the people of southeastern Michigan. Beaumont Health will continue the traditions of our legacy organizations as a nonprofit, locally governed organization. With our combined strengths of patient satisfaction, medical excellence and community focus, we look forward to serving the health needs of patients and families for years to come, with quality and compassion guiding all that we do."
Lewis is chairing the new 14-member Beaumont Health Board that's a blend of representatives from the three organizations. Board members are:
"The dedication and hard work of our affiliation team, and the leadership of our boards and my CEO colleagues Brian Connolly and Paul LaCasse, allowed for the completion of the affiliation process in a little more than five months," says Michalski. "This demonstrates our strong, mutual commitment to a common vision for Beaumont Health: medical care of the highest quality and highest value, with a seamless experience, for every patient, every time."
With the close of the transaction creating Beaumont Health, integration teams involving leaders from the three organizations will step up their efforts, shifting their focus from formation of a new organization to transformation that builds on the individual strengths of the three legacy organizations.
"The integration planning to create a new health care organization from three separate organizations has gone extremely smoothly, which is a credit to the leaders and staff of Beaumont, Botsford and Oakwood," states Brian M. Connolly, president and CEO of Oakwood Healthcare Inc. "This demonstrates our shared dedication to improving quality and delivery of care, making exceptional health care more accessible to our communities. Beaumont Health has a unique opportunity to become a local and national leader, and we are well on our way."
A Clinical Leadership Council, and seven Clinical Transformation Teams made up of physicians, nurses and other patient care professionals, is leading efforts to identify and share best care practices.
"Through the newly formed Clinical Leadership Council, we will enhance and advance patient-centered care through our existing relationships with more than 5,000 physicians and by partnering with other physicians who want to practice at our new organization," says Paul E. LaCasse, D.O., MPH, president and CEO of Botsford Health Care, who chairs Beaumont Health's CLC. "Together, we will succeed by placing the patient at the center of all we do. We will work to make Beaumont Health the best and most progressive health care system in Michigan."
Between now and year end, the next steps for Beaumont Health are to:
About Beaumont Health
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. It consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 153 outpatient sites, 5,000 physicians, more than 33,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2013, the combined organizations had 168,047 inpatient admissions, 15,997 births and 492,677 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumonthealth.org.
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