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Memorial Hospital in Fremont and Promedica Sign Agreement

posted on: 06/01/2012


FREMONT, Ohio, June 1, 2012 – Memorial Hospital in Fremont and ProMedica have signed an agreement to establish a long-term relationship, with the intent of Memorial Hospital becoming a member of ProMedica.

As part of the next steps in this process, the organizations will notify the Ohio Attorney General. During the next several months, ongoing due diligence will occur; once the Attorney General’s office completes its review and all due diligence is completed, the two organizations will finalize the relationship.

“We are pleased that Memorial Hospital will be joining the ProMedica family,” says Randy Oostra, President and Chief Executive Officer of ProMedica. “Both organizations have community-based, Mission-driven cultures. By collaborating and expanding our clinical expertise, as well as broadening access to needed services, residents of northwest Ohio will experience more effective and efficient care.”

“Memorial Hospital enters into this relationship in strong financial health,” says Wes Oswald, Interim Chief Executive Officer. “We have a long history in our community, and this relationship will allow us to continue to build on that history. Our two organizations have similar philosophies. We are both patient-centered and patient-focused, and are committed to providing the best care possible for our communities. This relationship will allow us to provide the right care at the right place, and at the right time.”

Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, community-based healthcare provider serving the Sandusky County area for more than 90 years. Memorial Hospital is a state-of-the-art medical center with more than 150 physicians and nearly 500 employees. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of services, including the latest in surgical and diagnostic procedures as well as a completely new physical medicine facility that houses our HealthLink and Physical Medicine services.

ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,300 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians with more than 400 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 306 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity.