DeKalb Medical and Emory Healthcare have signed a Letter of Intent to develop a strategic partnership between the two institutions.
The Letter of Intent signals the beginning of the process to formulate a definitive agreement to bring the two health systems together under the Emory Healthcare system. The partnership would allow for continued growth and expansion of services to even better serve the community. The two institutions anticipate finalizing the partnership in 2018, after receiving final approval from regulatory agencies.
“Both Emory and DeKalb Medical have a strong and historical commitment to providing exceptional care to the community,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, Emory University executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of Emory Healthcare. “We understand the importance of both community hospitals and academic medical centers in delivering optimal care to our patients. A partnership with DeKalb Medical will strategically support these efforts,” says Lewin.
“We are excited about the future,” says Robert E. Wilson, president and CEO of DeKalb Medical. Â “Our community has counted on us for 56 years and we’ve always been here â€“ growing to meet our community’s needs.Â This partnership will strengthen our ability to continue to deliver high quality community-based healthcare.”