Three Rivers Health signs letter of intent, to join Beacon Health System!


November 3, 2020

Three Rivers Health, based in southern Michigan, and Beacon Health System based in northern Indiana, have signed a Letter of Intent to have Three Rivers Health join Beacon Health System in the spring of 2021, pending final approvals.

Three Rivers Health, a 60-bed facility serving St. Joseph and Kalamazoo counties in Michigan, and surrounding communities, offers a full complement of outpatient services along with specializations in orthopedics, emergency medicine, women’s health and rehabilitation services.

“Our thinking was to grow through careful alignment with partners of high integrity, who share our commitment to quality, exceptional experience and value,” said Dave Shannon, President/CEO of Three Rivers Health. “This really was a natural fit for us, and absolutely the best option for patients. As part of Beacon Health System, our communities will have even greater access to convenient, high-quality health care close to home.”

This partnership will allow more people throughout our region to have access to 1,100 Beacon physicians and providers. Beacon has a full array of clinical expertise in trauma, orthopedics, heart, vascular and cancer care. Beacon is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, connecting physicians with world-class Mayo experts.

“Throughout the process of coming together, it was evident that we shared common values, commitment to the communities we serve, and an appreciation for our important roles in delivering excellence in care,” says Kreg Gruber, CEO of Beacon Health System. “Working together, Beacon and Three Rivers have the potential to positively impact the health of even more individuals. We look forward to working with our new colleagues in Three Rivers to provide exceptional care in neighborhoods throughout our region.”

About Three Rivers Health
Three Rivers Health Systems, Inc. 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 the 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

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 and guide in creating and maintaining health as well as the majority provider of services to the underinsured and underserved. Elkhart General Hospital, Community Hospital of Bremen, Beacon Granger Hospital, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Beacon Children’s Hospital, Beacon Medical Group, Beacon Health Foundation and Beacon Health & Fitness are powered by more than 7,000 associates and 1,100 physicians. Additionally, Epworth Hospital is St. Joseph County’s only inpatient behavioral health facility. Beacon is also an education organization helping to train medical residents in the fields of family medicine and hospital pharmacy. Visit Beacon online at

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