UAB, Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center enter collaboration

Five-year agreement focuses on improving delivery of health care to Northeast Alabama.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston today announced a strategic five-year collaboration agreement they expect to help deliver more effective health care to the region.

"We are very pleased to begin this association with the UAB Health System,” says Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center CEO David McCormack. “Our medical center is committed to providing the highest quality and most effective levels of care and service in our area. We believe that collaborating with the UAB Health System will enhance our ability to achieve that.”

“Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center is an important provider of health-care services in Northeast Alabama, and UAB is pleased to enter into this strategic collaboration,” said Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System. “Collaborations with regional health-care providers are extremely important to UAB’s mission to serve the health-care needs of Alabamians.”

The two medical centers will work together on operational and clinical projects to improve efficiencies and solve fundamental issues in health-care delivery. As an associate of the UAB Health System, administrative duties and governance of the two organizations will remain separate and the collaboration does not include the sharing of any fiduciary responsibilities. Employees of Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center will remain in the employ of the center, and the medical staffs will remain private community physicians.

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