Huntsville Hospital to Manage Lawrence Medical Center
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
The Board of Directors of Lawrence Medical Center (LMC) and Huntsville Hospital have agreed for Huntsville to provide day-to-day management of the Moulton facility.
Dr. Bill Anderson, LMC Interim CEO, said, “This is a step in the right direction for our hospital and the patients we serve. Huntsville Hospital’s experience and expertise will be a great advantage to us in helping lower our purchasing costs, in contract negotiation, and in recruiting physicians to our community. Overall, this new relationship will help LMC meet its mission in a very challenging environment.”
Huntsville Hospital Health System CEO David Spillers echoed Anderson’s comments and said, “We’re honored to have the opportunity to work with Lawrence Medical Center’s Board and its Medical Staff and employees. As community-based, not-for-profit hospitals, we share similar missions and values.”
Spills said that “Huntsville Hospital has cared for many patients from Lawrence County over the years when they came to use for services not available in their community.”
“Our goal in our new relationship,” he added, “will be to assist the hospital in building a more sustainable healthcare system for patients in Moulton and Lawrence County who depend on LMC.”
Spillers said the three-year management agreement will not impact the ownership or governance of LMC. He compared the new relationship to the management agreement that Huntsville Hospital has with Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield.