Capella Healthcare, Franklin, Tenn., has taken over management of physician-owned Muskogee (Okla.) Community Hospital through a long-term lease, and will unite the 45-bed hospital with another hospital it manages, 194-bed Muskogee Regional Medical Center, according to a news release from Capella (PDF).
Capella takes over management of Okla. facility
For-profit Capella, which announced that an agreement had been signed to take over management of the hospital in May, has yet to decide which services will be offered at each hospital. The combined organization over the next one to two months will be reviewed by a transition team “to determine the smartest ways to integrate care and to determine which services will be offered at each campus,” according to the release.
“The goal of this collaboration is to be able to better meet the healthcare needs of Muskogee and the surrounding communities as we respond to the call for closer collaboration between providers under healthcare reform,” said Dan Slipkovich, CEO of Capella, in the release.
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