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Anne Arundel Medical Center Merging With Doctors Community Health System

By Jack O'Brien  
   September 17, 2019

The new Maryland-based health system will be called Luminis Health.

Annapolis, Maryland-based Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) announced its completed merger with Lanham, Maryland-based Doctors Community Health System (DCHS) Tuesday afternoon.

In May, the two systems announced their intent to merge, signing a definitive agreement in June and closing on July 1. 

The combined health system will be called Luminis Health, with a new logo expected to launch next spring.

The new health system will cover both Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties, with full integration expected to take two years to complete.

"For years, Anne Arundel Medical Center and Doctors Community Health System have shared a dedication to compassionate care, delivered when and where people need it most,” Victoria Bayless, CEO of AAMC and CEO of Luminis Health. "We’re carrying that same commitment into the future as Luminis Health, a health system that is here to embrace progress and awaken a new era in care for our communities."

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"Luminis Health will serve as a beacon of hope and healing to strengthen our local communities," Paul Grenaldo, president of DCHS, said in a statement. "Those important phrases truly represent elements of each organization’s great traditions while looking towards the future as to how we can be of greater service to people throughout Maryland."

The AAMC-DCHS merger comes a little over two months after another pair of Maryland-based providers, McCready Health and Peninsula Regional Health System, announced plans to merge over the summer.

Related: McCready Health to Join Peninsula Regional

Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.


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