Emanuel Exploring Possible Affiliation with Tenet Healthcare
Turlock, CA— Emanuel Medical Center announced today that it is in exclusive discussions with Tenet Healthcare Corporation for a possible collaboration in the delivery of hospital services in Turlock.
Tenet Healthcare operates 49 hospitals nationally, and 11 are located in California including Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and Doctors Hospital in Manteca. In addition, Tenet operates over 100 free-standing outpatient centers and Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for health care providers serving nearly 400 hospital and health care entities nationwide.
“As health care delivery becomes more expensive and complex, and with the onset of the Affordable Care Act provisions, it is becoming even more challenging for independent hospitals to thrive,” said Emanuel President and CEO John Sigsbury. “An affiliation with a large healthcare system would enable Emanuel access to enhanced clinical integration and advanced information technology and operating systems, contracting relationships, capital resources, and nationwide purchasing programs that could sharply reduce our cost of care and allow wider access to hospital services for our local residents.”
“It is important to note that we are engaged in a due diligence process only, and no final agreements to partner together have been reached. We do not expect to announce any update on the status of these discussions until November,” Sigsbury said.
“Our board’s number one goal is to ensure the long term sustainability of hospital services in Turlock,” said Jennifer Larson, chair of Emanuel’s board of directors. “Tenet’s success in delivery of care nationwide demonstrates what we seek to gain in a long term agreement.”
Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 403-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 209-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services, surgery, and hospice services.