UH, Parma Hospital to Explore Integration

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Officials from University Hospitals and Parma Community General Hospital announced on Monday that they’ve signed a letter of intent “to officially explore an integration that will add Parma Hospital to the University Hospitals health system.”

In a press release, Chief Executive Officer of Parma Hospital, Terrence G. Deis, said,
“We completed a very comprehensive process to evaluate potential organizations that could best support our mission to provide the highest quality of personalized health care to our patients and the communities that we serve.

It is our belief that University Hospitals is most compatible with that mission, our medical staff and the commitment to remain a vital resource for our extended communities.”

Also in the release, University Hospitals Chief Executive Officer, Thomas F. Zenty III, said, “Parma Hospital is a vital anchor institution in the communities that they serve.

We are honored to have the opportunity to support and share in their mission to provide the highest quality patient-centered care and to join with them and their physicians in advancing the vision of value-driven, affordable care.”

Parma Hospital employs 2,000 Northeast Ohio residents; University Hospitals employs 18,000 Ohio residents.