SWEETWATER COUNTY – Officials from Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County announced at the Nov.4 Board meeting that they are finalizing the details on an affiliation with Huntsman Cancer Institute.
They met recently with officials from Salt Lake City-based healthcare affiliate University of Utah Health Care to formalize this new extension to their affiliation.
The new alliance builds on an existing 3-year affiliation and collaboration between Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and University of Utah Health Care. Memorial Hospital was the first affiliate of University of Utah Health Care, which now includes a network of 13 other regional hospitals.
This new multidisciplinary team approach provides patients with coordinated and comprehensive treatment plans appropriate to their individual cancer diagnoses. Spokespersons from University of Utah Health Care and Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County stated they are confident that this alliance will not only position both organizations for success in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment, but also provide the best possible access to cancer care for our community.
Memorial Hospital CEO Jerry Klein said, “This affiliation with the Huntsman is another great partnership that not only benefits our patients, but the whole community. As we continue to bring new services and providers to the area, the relationship with University of Utah Health Care and Huntsman becomes even more important with the resources they can provide and also the seamless transition of care.”
An official affiliation event will be held once the partnership is formalized, some time in early 2016.