Allegiance Health Partnering With University of Michigan Health System

By: News 10
By: News 10

“Together, UMHS and Allegiance Health will build on our non-profit legacies of quality care to provide even greater value to patients and sustainable health improvement for all, including underserved populations,” said Georgia Fojtasek, R.N., Ed.D., president and CEO of Allegiance Health.

Allegiance Health in Jackson will soon be able to help more people now that it's announced plans to join the University of Michigan Health System.

The two have signed a letter of intent to affiliate, which would combine their expertise and services for patients of the Jackson hospital.

The proposed affiliation would give Allegiance access to state of the art technologies and allow doctors from both systems to work together. That means better care for patients, while minimizing costs at the same time.

“Together, UMHS and Allegiance Health will build on our non-profit legacies of quality care to provide even greater value to patients and sustainable health improvement for all, including underserved populations,” said Georgia Fojtasek, R.N., Ed.D., president and CEO of Allegiance Health.

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, MD, CEO of UMHS and executive vice president for medical affairs at U-M, believes the proposed relationship between Allegiance Health and UMHS will help patients receive care in the location best for them, which is often close to home.

“We know how important Allegiance Health is to the Jackson community, and how dedicated its staff and physicians are to the health of their neighbors,” she said. “Ultimately, our proposed partnership would provide enhanced and efficient care locally whenever possible.”

The proposed affiliation would expand on existing collaborations between the two health systems. Over the coming months, the full details and terms of the proposed affiliation will be announced, in consultation with key stakeholders and in compliance with regulatory requirements.


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