Ascension St. Vincent, Perry County Memorial Hospital finalize agreement

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Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville and Perry County Memorial Hospital recently finalized a management services agreement first announced in January 2019. This MSA provides PCMH and Ascension St. Vincent the opportunity to enhance and expand services, ensuring members of the Perry County community have access to the care they need, close to home.

The agreement does not involve the purchase of assets, and both systems will remain independent while working collaboratively with physicians, clinicians and other providers delivering care for Perry County and the surrounding communities. PCMH will continue to be governed by its local hospital board of directors and led by its existing administrative team.

“The affiliation with Ascension St. Vincent provides PCMH access to a successful and large national healthcare system’s resources and expertise,” stated Brian Herwig, President and CEO of PCMH. “These resources enable PCMH to continue to focus on improving patient access to primary care and specialty physician services, improving our operating systems, lowering our healthcare costs and establishing a strong, local referral option for patients needing additional specialized care.”

“This new management agreement continues to strengthen our commitment to providing local access and exceptional care to Perry County,” said Dan Parod, President of the Southern Region for Ascension St. Vincent. “Ascension St. Vincent and PCMH are strategically working together to seek innovations in care, improve quality and provide greater access to the services Perry County residents tell us they need.”