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UVMC Report to the Community UVMC and Premier Health Partners Finalize Affiliation

Premier Health Partners and Upper Valley Medical Center have finalized a joint operating agreement proposed in November.  The approval by both organizations came at the conclusion of a due diligence process. 
Upper Valley is the fourth hospital affiliated with Premier.  Others include Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton and Atrium Medical Center in Middletown. 
Under the joint operating agreement, Upper Valley will continue to be owned by its legal parent company, UVMC, and the UVMC Board of Directors will continue in its role to oversee the hospital. 
UVMC Board members Peter E. Nims, M.D., and Douglas R. Murray, along with UVMC CEO David J. Meckstroth, have been appointed to the Premier Health Partners Board of Trustees, comprised of representatives from each of the affiliate organizations.  The Premier board maintains ultimate operating authority, which includes approval rights of all member organizations’ annual budgets and any major building or service expansion projects.

About Premier Health Partners

Premier Health Partners is a comprehensive health system whose 12,000 employees serve southwestern Ohio through member and affiliate organizations in seven counties.  It is dedicated to improving the quality of health by enhancing access to health services, expertise and information at every stage of life.  It provides the most advanced technology and specialized care for serious illness and injury in three acute care facilities: Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Atrium Medical Center.  It operates the region's only Level I trauma center, supported by CareFlight air ambulance service and ground-based mobile intensive care units.  Premier provides essential health and wellness education and services, convenient outpatient access to the full range of diagnostic services and family-focused primary care through 33 Premier HealthNet physician offices.