Amery Regional Medical Center joins HealthPartners
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Dec. 30, 2013 – Amery Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has joined HealthPartners, the organizations announced today. Under an agreement effective Jan. 1, ARMC will maintain its own governing and foundation boards with continued representation from community members.
“HealthPartners and Amery Regional Medical Center have worked together for many years with a shared mission of partnering with the community to improve health and well-being,” said Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners. “Together with Lakeview Health in Stillwater, Hudson Hospitals & Clinics, and Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, we offer a strong regional system and as a result patients benefit from access to specialty services that are close to home.”
ARMC has a long tradition of providing excellent care in the community. The organization includes a 25-bed critical access hospital, four clinics, two fitness centers, a dialysis center, a wound healing center, a 10-bed geriatric inpatient and outpatient behavioral health center and an assisted living facility.
“Our mission remains the same – to provide our patients with accessible, comprehensive, quality health care while promoting health and wellness within the communities we serve,” said Michael Karuschak, Jr., CEO of Amery Regional Medical Center. “HealthPartners has been a strong partner since 1998, so joining the family only strengthens our mission. Working together we can improve services, control costs, access new technology, and look to the future with an innovative spirit.”
ARMC and HealthPartners have collaborated for many years, including most recently implementing an electronic medical record system and strengthening specialty care in the region by investing in the Cancer Care Center of Western Wisconsin. In addition, physicians and other care providers from HealthPartners provide primary and specialty care at ARMC.