Athens (Ala.)-Limestone Hospital is now affiliated with Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital, Huntsville officials announced.
Under the agreement, 711-bed Huntsville will be responsible for management and operational oversight of Athens-Limestone, a 101-bed acute-care hospital. Athens-Limestone will maintain its own identity and mission while being governed by the Athens Limestone Health Center Authority, according to a news release.
Both facilities are not-for-profit hospitals. (To read more about hospital joint operations agreements, see Modern Healthcare's July 16 cover story Havent we met before? Registration required. ) -- by Jean DerGurahian