Nov 22, 2023

MU Health Care announces plan to integrate with Capital Region Medical Center

COLUMBIA − MU Health Care and Capital Region Medical Center announced Thursday morning that they will sign a non-binding letter of intent to join the two health systems together.

The integration, according to a news release, will "present new medical, professional and academic opportunities, advancing access to quality health care for the community."

MU Health Care and CRMC have collaborated in health care for more than 25 years.

The integration will allow for MU Health Care and CRMC to provide care together in all their different locations. This will allow easier access and a better way to provide for patients.

"Being a seamless organization, it allows us to really focus on our patients," Gaspare Calvaruso, president of Capital Region Medical Center, said. "... To expand our services, to expand upon the offerings that we have here and to deliver care in the best fashion that we can for our community."

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Both hospitals are compliant in this integration. There are no concerns yet about this partnership.

There will not be any employee layoffs, according to the hospitals. Instead, those employed at the CRMC will be now be employees of the MU Health Care system.

The integration of these hospitals is presumed to help patients with more high quality care and will provide sustainability to the community.

"We value community health care and the last quarter-century has taught us that our two hospitals are stronger together," MU Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Nim Chinniah said in the release.

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