Alliant Management Services to partner with Healthcare Authority of the City of Eufaula
EUFAULA (AL) –MCBH, LLC. and the Healthcare Authority of the City of Eufaula announced today that an Operating Agreement has been signed to operate Medical Center Barbour, from the Healthcare Authority of the City of Eufaula, beginning on December 1, 2017. The initial term of the agreement is for 15 years with the options to extend the agreement for an additional 30 years. As part of this agreement Alliant Management Services will manage the Medical Center Barbour for MCBH, LLC.
“We are excited about our new partnership with AMS and look forward to the opportunities to improve health care and also expand services in Barbour County and the surrounding region for its residents. The staff at Medical Center Barbour does an excellent job and this partnership will help them continue the quality care we've come to expect,” City of Eufaula Mayor Jack Tibbs, said.
Medical Center Barbour is a not for profit, state certified acute care facility licensed for 74 beds. For more than 50 years it has served the healthcare needs of Eufaula’s community through emergency, surgical and acute care services. Medical Center Barbour strives to provide safe, high quality healthcare appropriate to the needs of its customers in a caring and cost effective manner.
“We understand the importance of good health and want to provide our community with convenient quality healthcare right here at home. We strive daily to provide quality healthcare services. At Medical Center Barbour, we understand the importance of being your neighbourhood hospital. We sincerely want to be, as our slogan says, “Here for you,” Ralph Clark, CEO of Medical Center Barbour, said. “Medical Center Barbour has a rich history of caring for its community and region and we are thrilled to start working on a partnership with an organization that shares so many of our values.”
About MCBH, LLC.
MCBH, LLC. Is a group of investors that have ownership in hospitals and nursing home facilities throughout the United States.
About Alliant Management Services
Since 1978, Alliant Management Services (AMS) has performed at the forefront of community healthcare, sharing affordable, innovative support systems in virtually all areas of hospital management. AMS brings an unmatched combination of clinical and financial resources to the partnership.
AMS is committed to quality healthcare and has a long-standing relationship with partner hospitals and a history of success. These relationships clearly demonstrate that the benefits of professional management and access to a vast network of resources can be enjoyed without sacrificing autonomy.
In this relationship, AMS and Medical Center Barbour staff members will work together to make decisions that are critical to the stability and future of the hospital.
With quality of care as AMS’s first priority, specialized skills and resources will be offered to help Medical Center Barbour function and be recognized as customer-driven healthcare provider that is uniquely responsive to the needs of patients, physicians, employees and the community.
As we know, Hospitals today are challenged to maintain quality of care, offer state-of-the-art technology and provide vital services despite rising costs and decreasing reimbursement. Alliant Management Services is an experienced hospital management company with the expertise and resources required to anticipate these challenges and turn them into opportunities for managed hospitals.
AMS’s approach to this lease is to match individualized services to the needs of Medical Center Barbour in order to maintain the highest quality of patient care and strengthen the hospital’s position in the marketplace.
“After months of due diligence, we are excited to finalize the Operating Agreement between MCBH, LLC. and the Healthcare Authority of the City of Eufaula. This unique partnership between MCBH, LLC and Alliant Management Services will assist Medical Center Barbour in treating every patient with the deepest respect, concern and compassion as an individual. Together we will meet the healthcare needs of patients and provide safe, compassionate, comprehensive healthcare in Barbour County,” stated Michael A. Kozar, Associate of AMS and CEO for Northwest Florida Community Hospital, Chipley, Florida.
Kozar also stated, “We value the long relationship that Medical Center Barbour has had with Southeast Alabama Medical Center and want to continue to partner with them to meet the future healthcare needs of the citizens of Barbour County.”
In line with our motto, “We Treat You Like Family”, each day we strive to treat every patient with the deepest respect, concern, and compassion as an individual and for their medical condition.
Our Vision is to improve quality of life by partnering with our community in meeting their healthcare needs. Through dedicated associates, our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, comprehensive healthcare close to home.
Southeast Alabama Medical Center Comments
Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC) has a longstanding relationship with Medical Center Barbour and currently manages the hospital. During the past year, community leaders in Eufaula and Barbour County have been working with SAMC’s leadership team to evaluate all options that could lead to a stronger future for Medical Center Barbour.
SAMC, the region’s largest tertiary care center, is supportive of MCB’s decision to seek a new partner. AMS currently operates another hospital within SAMC’s service area and SAMC has forged a positive working relationship with the company. “Our goal throughout our relationship with the Healthcare Authority of the City of Eufaula has always been to ensure the residents of Barbour County had access to quality care. AMS has demonstrated they can operate successfully in rural markets and we believe this new relationship will be beneficial for all parties.” Rick Sutton, CEO for Southeast Alabama Medical Center commented.