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Oregon attorney general’s office approves Legacy and Silverton alignment

Silverton Health and Legacy Health are pleased to announce that we have reached another milestone in our effort to come together.

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. The attorney general’s office has completed their review and approved the affiliation.

“We are thrilled about this partnership because of what it means for both organizations, as well as for what it will bring to our communities,” said Sarah Fronza, Interim President/CEO, Silverton Health. “With a shared vision for innovation we look forward to discovering new ways to improve population health, while reducing the cost of care and increasing access.”

In the letter announcing approval, the attorney general’s office cited “the many provisions of the agreement that benefit the local community”. The two organizations are moving forward in preparation to close May 31st with more details to be released June 1, 2016.

“I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has been working so hard to ensure that this affiliation will be successful for both Legacy and Silverton,” said George Brown, MD, President and CEO of Legacy Health. “It is a testament to the commitment I see every day from people who are the embodiment of each of our missions.”

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.

 


About Legacy Health
Legacy Health, Oregon’s only locally owned non-profit healthcare organization, includes Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Laboratory Services, Legacy Research, Legacy Medical Group, Legacy Health Partners and CareMark/Managed HealthCare Northwest PPO.

About Silverton Health
Silverton Health has provided award-winning care to the Mid-Valley for nearly a century. In addition to Silverton Hospital, Silverton Health is comprised of primary care and specialty clinics in Silverton, Mt. Angel, Keizer and Woodburn. Silverton Health has a long history of providing innovative, collaborative care. Each of Silverton Health’s primary care clinics are certified medical homes and, as a founding member of Silverton Health Partners, LLC, the organization works with its affiliated, independent physicians to manage and improve the health of the communities it serves.