General Health System and Ochsner Health System to form partnership
BATON ROUGE - General Health System and Ochsner Health System announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to form a partnership Thursday.
The partnership will encompass all hospitals and clinics in the Greater Baton Rouge area including Baton Rouge General’s Mid-City and Bluebonnet campuses.
Mark Styler, General Health System/Baton Rouge General president and CEO, said the partnership will transform health care in the city.
“Combining our unparalleled track record with Ochsner’s nationally recognized reputation creates the most comprehensive system in the greater Baton Rouge region, offering more patients an even wider range of conveniences and options for leading-edge care, close to home,” Slyter said.
Once formed, the partnership will encompass the following services: inpatient and outpatient hospital care, primary care and specialty medicine physician practices, a freestanding emergency department, urgent care clinics, urgent care clinics, home health, skilled nursing and post-acute services, behavioral wellness, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, outpatient imaging, comprehensive burn care, infusion and radiation therapy services.
“Today, two organizations are coming together to deliver the highest quality health care at the lowest cost in the greater Baton Rouge area and to make our communities stronger and healthier,” Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner Health System, said.
Both partners agreed that Styler of GHS/Baton Rouge General will be the CEO of the partnership.
The partnership will not effect the employment of either group and employees will remain a part of their respective hospitals.
A definitive agreement will take months to finalize.