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Stratus Healthcare Alliance Strategy Detailed

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2013

"Across the country, we have seen a wave of provider consolidation and integration. While Stratus is notable for the relatively large number of organizations it contains and its relatively loose nature, it is part of a greater trend of cooperation," Powell says. "While state governments have been forming regional health information networks, this alliance goes a step further, as it moves the organizations towards operational integration.

Stratus Healthcare member hospitals and their medical staffs include:

  • Bleckley Memorial Hospital (Cochran)
  • Central Georgia Health System, which includes: Medical Center of Central Georgia (Macon); Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital (Macon); and Medical Center of Peach County (Byron)
  • Coffee Regional Medical Center (Douglas)
  • Columbus Regional Health System, which includes: Columbus Regional Medical Center (Columbus); Doctors Hospital (Columbus); and Hughston Hospital (Columbus)
  • Crisp Regional Hospital (Cordele)
  • Dodge County Hospital (Eastman)
  • Houston Healthcare, which includes: Houston Medical Center (Warner Robins); and Perry Hospital (Perry)
  • Jasper Memorial Hospital (Monticello)
  • Oconee Regional Medical Center (Milledgeville)
  • Putnam General Hospital (Eatonton)
  • South Georgia Medical Center Health System, which includes: South Georgia Medical Center (Valdosta); Smith Northview Hospital (Valdosta); and Louis Smith Memorial Hospital (Lakeland); Clinch Memorial Hospital (Homerville); SGMC Berrien Campus (Nashville)
  • Taylor Regional Hospital (Hawkinsville)
  • Tift Regional Health System, which includes: Tift Regional Medical Center (Tifton); and Cook Medical Center (Adel).

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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