GARDEN CITY — California-based Prime Healthcare Services announced today it has completed the acquisition of Garden City Hospital. Established in 1960, Garden City Hospital is one of Michigan’s few remaining independent community hospitals.
Prime Healthcare plans to invest at least $35 million in infrastructure and capital improvements beyond routine replacements and additions to the hospital in Garden City. It will also continue to provide charity care at the existing level or better, as well as maintain a local governing board.
“We welcome Garden City Hospital into the Prime Healthcare family and intend to help continue its critical role in providing a health care safety net in Garden City and the surrounding communities,” said Prem Reddy, M.D., chairman, president and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services.
Prime Healthcare was nationally recognized in 2013 as one of the “15 Top Health Systems in the Nation” by Truven Health Analytics, based on quality of health care and patient satisfaction. It was the third time in the past six years the health system has earned the distinction.
In addition, eight Prime Healthcare hospitals were ranked among the “100 Top Hospitals in the Nation” in 2014. Prime Healthcare hospitals have been similarly recognized nearly 30 times since 2003.