Allegiance Health of Jackson announced major changes today that it says will improve access to doctors and the quality of care of provides.
Allegiance is taking steps to partner with Michigan State University and other educational institutions to become a teaching hospital by 2014. It will bring 140 new physicians to Jackson and generate an estimated $21 million annual impact for the area.
"Health care for Jackson resident will definitely improve" because of the teaching program, according to Ray King, MD, chief medical officer for Allegiance.
Also, Allegiance plans to upgrade its emergency medicine facilities to become a Level II trauma center. That means it will be able to provide emergency care to a wide range of badly injured people.