Officials from Central Washington Hospital and Wenatchee Valley Medical Center voted to move forward with plans to form a foundation that would manage both facilities.
Officials say they hope to see more seamless, efficient and cost effective care with this opportunity.
Jack Evans, CEO of Central Washington Hospital explains what prompted the need for this affiliation and how long the process could take."CLICK HERE" for Audio
This merge would prevent patients from needing to transition between one system at the hospital and another system at the clinic."CLICK HERE" for Audio
Central Washington Hospital COO, John Hamilton tells us how it could affect patients who see multiple specialists for various reasons.
The proposal would create a single board of directors who would oversee both entities, and would then make it easier to provide a higher level of team care with more ease for providers to communicate with one another.