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Legacy Health and Silverton Health finalize their alignment

Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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SEDCOR received the following joint announcement from Legacy Health and Silverton Health:


Nearly a year and a half after talks began, the alignment between Legacy Health and Silverton Health has been finalized. Today marks the first day that Silverton will be part of Legacy. 


The governing boards for each organization signed an affiliation agreement last December delineating how the two will align. The agreement was then submitted to the Oregon attorney general’s office for review and approval, which was approved last month. 


Both organizations are committed to learning from each other to ensure that the integration brings the best of Silverton and Legacy to the alignment while, at the same time, honoring each other’s culture. Legacy has also pledged to invest $60 million into ongoing and growing programs and services for Silverton. 


The alignment is good for all involved. For the communities, it means Legacy and Silverton will be able to offer a broader range of health care throughout the region. It strengthens both organizations, which are locally run and have a history of supporting the community. That community support will continue. 


While there will be some immediate changes, many things will remain the same as the transition is completed. The most obvious change is that Silverton Hospital will now be known as Legacy Silverton Medical Center, becoming the seventh hospital in the Legacy family. Other Silverton clinics and facilities will also carry the Legacy name. 


What won’t change is that patients currently served by Silverton Health will continue to see their same doctors and providers in the same places and receive the same great care. Local governance will also remain in place for the hospital and the foundation. 


Silverton and Legacy have much in common. Both are non-profit, locally owned organizations with a mission to improve the health of the communities they serve.


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