Beacon Health System and Three Rivers Health officials today announced that they have finalized an agreement for the 60-bed acute care facility to become the eighth hospital in the non-profit Beacon Health System and the first in the state of Michigan.
For more than a century, Three Rivers Health has been serving St. Joseph and Kalamazoo counties, as well as surrounding communities in southern Michigan. Three Rivers Health operates one hospital and 16 clinics, employs about 550 associates and offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency care, inpatient rehabilitation center, orthopedics and women’s health. Three Rivers Health also operates HealthTRAC fitness center at its South Health Parkway campus.
Under the agreement, Beacon Health System has committed to investing more than $20 million during the next five years at Three Rivers Health to improve its facilities and to facilitate growth. Both Beacon Health System and Three Rivers Health share a commitment to providing clinical excellence and outstanding care close to home with local decision making and governance.
“After a long process of determining the best route for the future of Three Rivers Health, we could not be more excited to partner with Beacon Health System,” said Dave Shannon, President and CEO of Three Rivers Health. “Our organization’s values, beliefs and cultures are very much aligned. Having the support of a larger health system also allows us to operate more efficiently and will better equip us to serve our patient’s needs. We look forward to the possibilities of enhancing Three Rivers Health and the additional services that we will be able to offer our communities as the product of this partnership.”
This partnership expands patient access to the 1,100 Beacon Health System physicians, providers and specialists who offer clinical expertise in trauma, orthopedics, heart, vascular and cancer care.
“We are extremely proud to partner with Three Rivers Health, an organization that shares our vision, values and unwavering commitment to providing high quality, compassionate care to members of our communities,” said Kreg Gruber, CEO of Beacon Health System. “This partnership allows us to expand services in Michigan and offer patients more convenient access to care, closer to where they live. Working together, our collective teams will continue growing and strengthening healthcare services in the region for many years to come.”
About Three Rivers Health
Three Rivers Health Systems is a non-profit regional medical center and health care organization located in Three Rivers, Michigan. Three Rivers Health is a 60 bed facility, employing over 550 people including providers specializing in many fields. There are 16 clinics at various locations throughout the St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties. Growth and expansion continues with new services being frequently added. We are very proud of our history of serving people of the greater Three Rivers area and will continue to do so well into the future. To learn more about Three Rivers Health, visit www.threerivershealth.org.
About Beacon Health System
Beacon Health System is the largest, locally owned and operated non-profit health care system in the region. Beacon is our community’s trusted partner in creating health and the majority provider of services to the underinsured and underserved. Beacon Granger Hospital, Elkhart General Hospital, Beacon Bremen Hospital, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Beacon Children’s Hospital, Epworth Hospital, Franciscan Beacon Hospital, Beacon Medical Group, Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Beacon Health Foundation and Beacon Health & Fitness are powered by more than 7,400 associates and 1,100 physicians. Beacon Health System is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, connecting physicians with world-class Mayo experts. Visit Beacon online at www.beaconhealthsystem.org.