JACKSON, Mich. (AP) – Plans are moving forward for Jackson-based Allegiance Health to join Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System as part of a new affiliation agreement.
The health systems announced Monday that their boards had approved a definitive agreement and the deal should close at the start of April following regulatory approvals.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
The plans were announced last year. Henry Ford says the agreement will allow it to offer health care in more communities beyond southeastern Michigan. With the deal, Allegiance Health expects to get access to new state-of-the-art technologies.READ MORE: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
Under the proposed new structure, Allegiance Health leaders and local community leaders will continue to represent local interests.
Allegiance Health is a 480-bed community-owned health system. Henry Ford is a five-hospital system with numerous other locations.MORE NEWS: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
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