OKLAHOMA CITY (OBV) – A deal has been set for INTEGRIS Health to acquire two Oklahoma hospitals.
INTEGRIS officials announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for INTEGRIS, which operates health care facilities in Oklahoma, to acquire AllianceHealth Ponca City and AllianceHealth Woodward’s operational assets and their related businesses, including physician clinic operations and outpatient services from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc.
Officials from INTEGRIS signed an agreement with City of Woodward officials to obtain the long-term lease of the Woodward hospital starting in the fall.
“We are thrilled to have Woodward Hospital and Ponca City Hospital join INTEGRIS Health later this year to further advance our mission by serving more lives in the western part of our state,” said Timothy Pehrson, president and chief executive officer of INTEGRIS Health. “We remain committed to Oklahomans who rely upon INTEGRIS Health to care for them in their greatest time of need.”
INTEGRIS Health will work with the medical staff and hospital administrators after the deal is completed to develop clinical synergy plans to integrate both hospitals into INTEGRIS’s organizational structure and establish Ponca City and Woodward as regional health care sources.
The two hospitals serve Kay and Woodward counties. Their outpatient clinics and physician offices had more than 200,000 patient encounters last year.
“We have a dedicated and skilled team of providers who have and will continue to provide safe, quality care for our patients,” said Chris Mendoza, chief executive officer of AllianceHealth Ponca City. “We’ll work closely with the leadership of INTEGRIS Health to support a smooth integration with their organization.”
AllianceHealth Ponca City and AllianceHealth Woodward are both acute care hospitals. The Ponca City facility has 140 patient beds and the Woodward facility has 87 beds.
The Ponca City hospital provides a range of services, including emergency medicine, cardiac rehab, echocardiography and heart failure treatment, including implantable pacemakers, as well as orthopedic, women’s health, neurologic and urologic surgeries. The hospital’s outpatient services include an urgent care, rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging.
CMS Care Compare gave AllianceHealth Ponca City a three-star quality of care rating. Leapfrog gave the hospital an A score for hospital safety.
The Chartis Center for Rural Health recognized AllianceHealth Woodward for exceptional performance and innovation by ranking it twice as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the United States. The Woodward facility provides emergency medicine and surgical services, including orthopedic. The hospital uses robotic-assisted technology for some general and gastroenterologic surgeries. Its outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, wound care, sleep studies and rehabilitation.
“The city of Woodward gave careful consideration in selecting INTEGRIS Health as the new leaseholder,” said Landon Hise, chief executive officer of AllianceHealth Woodward. “We have great respect for our community’s leaders and look forward to engaging with the INTEGRIS Health team to build upon the quality care we provide to our patients.”
INTEGRIS Health operates 16 hospitals through its affiliates. Its lead hospitals are INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center in the Oklahoma City area.
The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals. It is expected to close later this year.