St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck and Ashley Medical Center recently entered into a management agreement. Under the agreement, St. Alexius will assist Ashley Medical Center with physician recruitment, human resources, as well as provide visiting specialists.
Jerry Lepp, administrator at Ashley Medical Center, states this is not a merger or acquisition. “Ashley Medical Center will remain in full control and governance. With the added resources and leadership of St. Alexius Medical Center we will continue to provide high quality patient care to the people we serve.”
According to Gary P. Miller, president and CEO of St. Alexius Medical Center, it is important for healthcare organization to prepare for the future. “We have had a long relationship of support to Ashley Medical Center and the patients they serve. Our new agreement will only build on that relationship as we prepare for a healthcare landscape that continues to change.”