June 18, 2014
HCA Midwest Health System — the region’s leading healthcare provider — announces today a new strategic partnership with Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Carrollton, Mo., the community’s premier healthcare resource. The management agreement will allow CCMH access to HCA Midwest Health System’s robust network of resources, including advanced technology, physician specialists and specialized care, while offering patients and the community continued exceptional care. CCMH will remain locally owned.
“We are pleased to welcome Carroll County Memorial Hospital to the HCA Midwest Health System family,” says M.L. Lagarde III, President, HCA Midwest Health System. “We look forward to working with the exceptional CCMH team of healthcare professionals in delivering high-quality and compassionate care to people in the community.”
As the region’s leading healthcare provider, HCA Midwest Health System has six acute care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, four critical access hospitals (including CCMH), six surgery centers, 10 urgent care locations, more than 30 primary care locations, 2,100 physicians and healthcare providers and 9,000 supporting team members who provide quality, accessible healthcare in the communities where patients live and work.
“We are proud of our small-town roots and intend to continue to bring a level of innovative healthcare and wellness to our region that will spur pride in our area of Missouri,” says Jeff Tindle, Chief Executive Officer, CCMH. “This partnership represents two healthcare leaders collaborating to strengthen the foundation of high-quality, compassionate and comprehensive services available to patients and their families.”
In addition, because of CCMH’s proximity to Centerpoint Medical Center (CTMC) – also part of the HCA Midwest Health System — Centerpoint’s staff and physicians will work closely with CCMH to provide clinical services and operational resources when necessary.
Dave Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Centerpoint Medical Center, notes the partnership will provide patients further enhanced services available in the community, delivered in a seamless fashion.
“With the new partnership, patients will continue to have access to the excellent physicians and services they have come to know and expect through Carroll County Memorial Hospital, but will also have an increased level of care as a result of the additional resources available,” Williams says. “When patients do need to transfer to an HCA Midwest Health System provider, like Centerpoint Medical Center, the transfer will be seamless, with the goal to return the patient back to the community as quickly as possible for post-acute and follow-up care.”