ROCKVILLE, Md.-Children's National Medical Center in Washington and Adventist HealthCare in Rockville have signed a letter of intent to create a regional pediatric healthcare system in Maryland. The pediatric center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville will be renamed Children's at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and be the cornerstone of the pediatric system. It will have more than 60 beds for children at all levels of care, as well as a pediatric emergency room and other services. The agreement doesn't involve an asset merger. A not-for-profit parent company will be created to manage the pediatric services at Shady Grove.
SAPULPA, Okla.-Bartlett Memorial Medical Center has agreed to join the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother-St. John Ministry Corp., Tulsa, Okla. The 113-bed community hospital has 320 employees and 91 physicians on staff. The alliance with St. John's network will give Bartlett access to a variety of managed-care contracts, purchasing agreements and information systems support. Bartlett will stay autonomous, retaining its own board of directors, administration and medical staff. St. John will gain three seats on an expanded Bartlett board but will not control the board.