Centura Health and Hays Medical Center (HaysMed) have signed a letter of intent to become co-owners of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, it was announced Monday.
A press release issues by the two organizations notes they share a common vision of providing a high level of quality care for residents living in Great Bend and surrounding communities. “Through easily accessible, affordable and coordinated care, the two organizations are working to optimize health value and support population health management.”
When the agreement is finalized this winter, the name will change to St. Rose Health Center. Construction will also begin to renovate the current medical office building and to “expand and modernize the health campus” for greater access.
“St. Rose has a significant medical history in the Great Bend area and is synonymous with the quality health care started by the Dominican Sisters,” said John H. Jeter, M.D., HaysMed president and chief executive officer. “We are committed to serving the needs of the residents by dedicating our efforts to provide a positive patient experience, along with keeping care local through coordinated care between primary care and specialty physicians. We see tremendous opportunities with this partnership for central Kansas.”
Both organizations reported they strongly believe in long-term collaboration to promote sharing of best practices amongst clinical professionals including education, development and overall talent management.
Centura Health and HaysMed are working together to add additional physicians to the organization. The staff at St. Rose will be employed and managed by HaysMed. The St. Rose Health Center Board will select an administrator and there will be equal representation by both Centura Health and HaysMed on the board of directors.
Scott Taylor, president and CEO of St. Rose, said he is excited about the new possibilities for current and additional services. “St. Rose, Centura Health and HaysMed are high-quality and well-respected names in health care. Our relationship signifies a quantum leap forward in outpatient care for central Kansans, and the state-of-the-art facility will offer added convenience and value for patients, and create operational efficiencies for staff.”