updated: 1/7/2010 10:10:19 AM
Clarian Health continues to expand its reach beyond central Indiana. The health care provider today is marking the integration of Bloomington Hospital into its statewide system. The hospital has campuses in Bloomington and Orange County. The integration was completed January 1 after two years of planning and discussion.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
Bloomington, Ind. (January 7, 2010) – Today, leaders from Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington Hospital of Orange County, Clarian Health and Bedford Regional Medical Center will come together for a ribbon tying ceremony to officially celebrate the integration between the facilities.
Bloomington Hospital President & CEO Mark Moore will open the ceremony by welcoming guests and introducing the leaders from Bloomington Hospital of Orange County, Bedford Regional Medical Center (already a Clarian Health Partner) and Clarian. Brief comments about the significance of the integration and its benefits will be made by Moore; Michael McRobbie, president of Indiana University; Brad Dykes, CEO of Bedford Regional Medical Center; Larry Bailey, incoming CEO of Bloomington Hospital of Orange County; and Dan Evans, president & CEO of Clarian.
This event is the culmination of more than two years of research, planning and discussion that makes Bloomington Hospital and Bloomington Hospital of Orange County a part of Clarian’s statewide system of hospitals and health centers.
“When we made the decision to talk with another organization about integration, Clarian was the natural choice and best fit for Bloomington Hospital and the patients we serve,” says Moore. “Clarian is a not-for-profit organization, has strong ties to Indiana University, a reputation for high quality care and service, and treats the majority of patient cases outside the scope of Bloomington Hospital’s services.”
The integration of Bloomington Hospital with Clarian became official January 1, following approval by Bloomington Hospital’s and Clarian’s boards of directors. Now work begins on aligning facilities and resources to better support the needs of the patients in south central Indiana and develop a seamless continuum of care.
“Clarian will support Bloomington Hospital to ensure it continues as the region’s preeminent health care provider,” says Evans.
“I am very pleased and excited to celebrate our integration with Clarian today,” says Moore. “This is a very positive step for health care in our region. We’re looking forward to working with Clarian and Bedford Regional Medical Center to enhance patient access, streamline patient flow, and create a preeminent health care system for the people of south central Indiana.”
About Clarian Health
As a preeminent leader in clinical care, education, research and service, Clarian Health is Indiana's most comprehensive academic medical center and one of the busiest hospital systems in the United States. Based in Indianapolis, Clarian owns or is affiliated with multiple hospitals and health centers throughout the state and maintains a strong partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine - the nation's second largest medical school and a global leader in medical education and research.
About Bloomington Hospital
Bloomington Hospital has been innovative in providing quality care to south central Indiana communities for more than a century. Offering a comprehensive continuum of care, Bloomington Hospital is a not-for-profit organization and has a patient base of 413,000 in 10 counties (Brown, Daviess, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange and Owen.) Bloomington Hospital currently operates two hospital campuses (Bloomington and Orange County) with regional specialty offerings for Heart and Vascular, Behavioral Health, Cancer, Women and Children, Neurology and Orthopedic services. As a leading hospital in Indiana, Bloomington Hospital enhances health by advancing the art and science of medicine through the use of new technologies, procedures and care.
Source: Clarian Health