Opelousas General Health System (OGHS) and Allen Parish Hospital (APH) are excited to announce the initiation of a collaboration agreement that became effective July 1. This agreement will allow both organizations to come together in an effort to gain economies of scale and share best practices across the healthcare continuum. This collaboration agreement is not a purchase or an acquisition. Each organization’s ownership, governance structure and employees will remain the same.
As healthcare moves from payments for volume to more value-based reimbursement, this affiliation will strategically position APH for continued success. The goal of this agreement is to implement a partnership that focuses on providing high quality, coordinated care to the residents of Allen Parish and its’ surrounding areas. OGHS will offer resources, technology, clinical protocols, and purchasing power. This alignment with OGHS will allow APH to deliver care more efficiently and cost effectively for patients, which in turn will lead to better patient outcomes, financial stability and long-term viability.
“The collaboration between OGHS and APH will allow residents of Allen Parish and the surrounding areas to continue receiving excellent primary care and soon much needed specialty care minutes from their homes and work. Patients and their family members will save lost time from work and travel expenses. The collaboration will assist APH to create quality care by supporting our practices with resources for evidence based practices and guidelines, helping us to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and provide quality care for our community,” APH CEO Jacqueline Costley-Reviel.
Like APH, Opelousas General Health System is a hospital service district. Both CEOs agree that this collaboration will benefit both organizations and its’ patients.
“The goal of this collaboration is to enhance financial stability and operational procedures which will ultimately and most importantly benefit the patients we both serve in receiving the highest level of quality care available,” said OGHS President and CEO Kenneth Cochran, FACHE.
About Opelousas General Health System
Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards. Central to the success of OGHS's commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment. Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is a 225-bed, full service medical center, and the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of-the-art technology. Visit us at www.opelousasgeneral.com
About Allen Parish Hospital
Since 1969, Allen Parish Hospital has been providing healthcare service to the residents of Allen Parish and surrounding communities. APH is a 49 bed acute care service district hospital. It provides emergency, outpatient, inpatient, home health, behavioral health, Rural Health Clinic, and physical therapy services to the community. APH is committed to providing high quality, primary care and adding back specialty care services to the community. Visit us at www.allenparishhospital.com