2015-08-14 by Kathy Stevens
Longmont United Hospital Joins the Centura Health Family

 

On August 14, 2015, Longmont United Hospital officially joined Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, as its 16th hospital. During the next 18 to 24 months, the hospital and its affiliated physician practices will integrate their systems with the Centura Health network to further optimize the value of health care for consumers, aligning providers and creating systems that support improved convenience, care coordination and communication.

As a nonprofit community hospital, Longmont United Hospital will continue delivering the same services and high-value care by the same providers that the community has come to know and trust.

It will collaborate with Centura Health to identify if any gaps in health and wellness services and resources exist in the community – and will bring new health solutions and expanded services based on consumers’ needs.

“Longmont United Hospital has a strong legacy of serving its community and we are humbled that the hospital selected us to be their partner,” said Gary Campbell, FACHE, president and CEO, Centura Health. “Our aligned Mission and Vision, including our shared commitment to keep care local, will support us in partnering together to optimize the value of health care for consumers along the Northern Front Range.”

The agreement between Longmont United Hospital - www.luhcares.org - and Centura Health - http://www.centura.org/home/ -  is not an acquisition by Centura Health nor is it a sale of the hospital by Longmont United Hospital. Rather, it is a long-term relationship in which Centura Health has committed to investing in Longmont United Hospital’s growth and development, including capital for facilities and information technology, to benefit both clinical quality and patient care. It also maintains Longmont United Hospital’s significant levels of investment in the communities it serves.

“The relationship better equips Longmont United Hospital and our community to navigate changes in health care, while continuing to deliver the high level of quality care we have provided since 1959,” said Mitchell Carson, president and chief executive officer, Longmont United Hospital.