Wake Forest Baptist, UNC Health Care Sign Definitive Agreement Regarding Ownership of High Point Regional Health
March 8, 2018 ̶ Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and UNC Health Care, the
parent organization of High Point Regional Health, today
announced that they have signed a binding agreement that
advances the process to transition ownership of High Point Regional from UNC
Health Care to Wake Forest Baptist.
Over the coming months, leadership from both Wake Forest
Baptist and High Point Regional Health will be working together to take the
necessary steps toward full integration which is anticipated early this fall.
“We are pleased to have completed this
agreement and begin integration planning with Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center,” said Ernie Bovio, President
& CEO of High Point Regional.
“This is an exciting time for our organization, and there is much work
ahead as we align and expand our clinical services to bring benefit to patients
in the communities we serve.”
With due diligence completed, teams from both
Wake Forest Baptist and High Point Regional now begin the complex effort to integrate
the multiple systems, processes and work streams of both institutions to ensure
a seamless transition of High Point Regional and its affiliates into the Wake
Forest Baptist family.
“Together, we have
accomplished so much already,” said Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., CEO, Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center and Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine. “This
next phase brings together our teams to determine mutual areas of strength and
opportunity for growth. The energy, collaboration and dedication the teams
bring to this very important work are amazing.”
The goal of this process is
a seamless transition and the enhanced health of those in the communities
served by all partners.
“We believe High Point Regional’s new
affiliation with Wake Forest Baptist will serve patients well, and we look
forward to collaboration opportunities,” said William Roper, M.D., CEO of UNC
Health Care. “We thank the team at High Point for their commitment to serving
the region and are confident of their future success.”3/8/2018http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2018/Wake_Forest_Baptist,_UNC_Health_Care_Sign_Definitive_Agreement_Regarding_Ownership_of_High_Point_Regional_Health.htm
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