Virginia Mason Health System and CHI Franciscan Health announced November 1 that they have signed a letter of intent to create a clinical partnership and strategic affiliation designed to expand access and improve care quality and safety across the Puget Sound region. The alliance will result in a comprehensive regional health network offering more services in more places, according to a news release. They will continue to operate as separate organizations as they work together.
Representatives of both organizations will spend the next several months evaluating opportunities that they are uniquely positioned to address through collaboration. Congratulations on to Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan on the collaboration! Click here to read more. (Mary Kay Clunies-Ross)