Southern Regional, Emory Healthcare reach management services agreementFrom Staff Reports
The Southern Regional Health System announces that it has reached an agreement with Emory Healthcare on a management services agreement.
The agreement, which is effective Oct. 1, defines the structure of an affiliation between the two health systems to preserve and enhance high-quality health care for residents of the Southern Crescent.
Under the terms of the management agreement:
• Southern Regional’s programs will blend with Emory’s, and Emory will work on implementation of its programs and initiatives at Southern Regional.
• Southern Regional’s quality, financial and operational direction will be established with guidance from Emory Healthcare, but with governance remaining with the current SRMC Board.
• Emory Healthcare will strengthen physician partnerships and its presence in the Southern Crescent, while increasing access for patients.
• Collaboration with some of Emory University’s health-related education programs will be available to Southern Regional in the future.
“The addition of Southern Regional as a formal partner in Emory Healthcare’s Clinically Integrated Network enables us to formalize our already strong partnership,” said John Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. “Collaboration is under way to increase patient access, integrate programs and plan for future expansion.”