Beaumont Health — formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care, and Oakwood Healthcare — officially launched Tuesday after federal and state regulatory officials approved the affiliation, granting it tax-exempt status as a $3.8 billion not-for-profit health care organization.
“Beaumont Health will continue the traditions of our legacy organizations as a nonprofit, locally governed organization,” says John Lewis, chairman of the Beaumont Health board. “With our combined strengths of patient satisfaction, medical excellence, and community focus, we look forward to serving the health needs of patients and families for years to come, with quality and compassion guiding all that we do.”
The organizations announced their intention to merge and form a new health care organization in March, and reached a definitive agreement in June.
With the close of the transaction, integration teams involving leaders from the three organizations will shift their focus to a transformation model that builds on the individual strengths of the three legacy organizations.
A clinical leadership council — along with seven clinical transformation teams made up of physicians, nurses, and other patient care professionals — is leading efforts to identify and share best care practices for the new health care organization.
“Through the newly formed Clinical Leadership Council, we will enhance and advance patient-centered care through our existing relationships with more than 5,000 physicians and by partnering with other physicians who want to practice at our new organization,” says Dr. Paul E. LaCasse, president and CEO of Botsford Health Care, who chairs Beaumont Health’s CLC.
“Together, we will succeed by placing the patient at the center of all we do. We will work to make Beaumont Health the best and most progressive health care system in Michigan.”
By the end of the year, Beaumont Health officials plan to appoint a new executive team; determine a location for Beaumont Health executive offices; determine a plan for integrating the eight individual hospital names with the new Beaumont Health name; and develop a new corporate organizational structure to align all the individual entities that make up Beaumont Health For now, the organization’s temporary executive offices will be in the PNC Building at Big Beaver and I-75 in Troy.