Two leading healthcare systems in Delaware and Maryland have joined to form an interstate partnership to improve the healthcare experience for residents, according to a news release.
Bayhealth of Dover, Del., with hospitals in Dover and Milford, and Peninsula Regional Health System of Salisbury, Md., which operates Peninsula Regional Medical Center, have formed HealthPartners Delmarva. The collaboration allows each hospital to share the best practices of both organizations but is not a financial purchase of one health system by the other, according to the release.
HealthPartners Delmarva was developed and approved by the boards of each health system to improve the experience for the patient and communities and affordability of services.
Creating the best experience for our patients will mean identifying and adopting best practices that focus on convenience, safety, time and cost efficiency, Terry Murphy, FACHE, Bayhealths president and CEO, said in the release. By bringing together the experience, innovation and patient-centered values of our two health systems, we can be even more prepared for the new realities of healthcare.
HealthPartners Delmarva will identify new opportunities to improve outcomes and innovative ways to share services while reducing expenses. The alliance is focused on designing tools and processes for clinical improvement using the shared knowledge of both organizations. Also, it will bring together community providers to enhance integrated care that focuses on the health of the community as a whole, according to the release.