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INTEGRIS Health to Acquire AllianceHealth Ponca City and AllianceHealth Woodward

INTEGRIS Health has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AllianceHealth Ponca City and the operational assets of AllianceHealth Woodward and their related businesses, including physician clinic operations and outpatient services from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH). 

INTEGRIS Health has a signed agreement with the city of Woodward for the long-term lease of the Woodward hospital beginning later this fall.

INTEGRIS Health’s mission is partnering with people to live healthier lives. The organization is known for innovation and quality, offering advanced treatment options and specialties found nowhere else in the region.

“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.”

Once the transaction is complete, INTEGRIS Health will work with the medical staff and leadership to develop plans for clinical synergies to integrate the hospitals with their organization and establish Ponca City and Woodward as regional sources for health care services. 

Serving Kay and Woodward counties, the hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician offices of AllianceHealth Ponca City and AllianceHealth Woodward 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 is a 140-bed acute care hospital offering 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. Quality of care is recognized with 3-Stars on CMS Care Compare and with an A on the most recent Leapfrog hospital safety grade. Outpatient offerings include an urgent care, rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging.

“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.”

AllianceHealth Woodward is an 87-bed acute care hospital recognized twice in five years for exceptional performance and innovation by the Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the United States. The hospital offers emergency medicine and a range of surgical services including orthopedic. Outpatient services include diagnostic imaging,  sleep studies and rehabilitation.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close later this year.