I am pleased to announce that UNC Health Care recently entered into a strategic partnership with High Point Regional Health System. Once our contract is finalized, High Point Regional will be fully integrated into the UNC Health Care System.
I believe that patients in Guilford County and surrounding areas will greatly benefit from this partnership. Our institutions will collaborate to provide patients with the health care resources they need, delivered by the local hospitals and doctors they trust.
Employees of High Point Regional Health System will remain in their current positions, but will now have access to UNC’s managerial expertise and services and engage in a collaborative relationship on complicated cases, when necessary. Our arrangement will not result in any layoffs or changes in pay rates or benefits of current employees.
This new relationship with High Point Regional will resemble UNC’s successful 12-year partnership with Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. UNC provides Rex with operational guidance and access to UNC physicians, research, technology and facilities – all while Rex maintains strong local governance and community involvement.
The partnership between UNC and Rex has strengthened both institutions over the years, and I anticipate this will be the same with High Point Regional. I look forward to working closely with all at High Point Regional and to adding our expertise and experience to their strong line of services.