Memorial Medical Center in Ludington, Mich., is the latest hospital with plans to become a member of Spectrum Health. Memorial Medical has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to join the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based not-for-profit system.
The decision comes following a vote last fall in which Memorial Medical Center's board of directors decided to investigate possible relationships with larger and more integrated healthcare systems such as Spectrum. Memorial Medical Center looked at 27 options before narrowing the field to several finalists.
“Given the rapidly changing healthcare industry, the board recognized it was our responsibility to explore all options to better meet the healthcare needs of our community,” board chair Al Deering said in a news release.