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Glenwood Regional Medical Center joins Ochsner Health Network; New strategic partnership to expand services in Northeast Louisiana

Monroe, LA (April 6, 2016) – Today, Glenwood Regional Medical Center (“GRMC”) and Ochsner Health System (“Ochsner”) announced the formation of a long-term partnership focused on increasing local access to specialty care, expanding Telemedicine services and the overall growth of services in the Northeast Louisiana region. Together, as part of the Ochsner Health Network, the two organizations will build upon their unique strengths and effectively work in partnership to improve the health of the Louisiana communities they both serve today and to meet the needs of new communities across the state.

“This is a unique opportunity for Ouachita Parish and the surrounding communities who depend on us for state-of-the-art care,” said Matt Roberts, CEO, Glenwood Regional Medical Center. “Our services have grown tremendously and we are a strong organization, but through this partnership, we are now stronger. It is a proactive step to further expand our offerings and improve quality, while offering access to higher acuity healthcare closer to home.”

The partnership provides benefits for both organizations, physicians and, most importantly, patients, who will have the convenience of being treated close to home at Glenwood Regional Medical Center, while gaining better access to the depth and breadth of specialty care for which Ochsner is nationally recognized. The partnership will create greater opportunity for alignment to start new programs and the expansion of services in the region. The two organizations are working toward the finalization of many initiatives that will allow for better healthcare for the patients of Northeast Louisiana.

“We are proud to have Glenwood Regional Medical Center as a partner in the Ochsner Health Network (OHN),” said Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System. “To ensure that the highest quality healthcare is maintained across our state, Ochsner has taken the proactive step to build these partnerships with the highest quality organizations in each market statewide. Together, and with our other OHN members, we will share best practices and resources to expand our ability to deliver additional services to both patients and physicians across Louisiana and the region.”

The affiliation is a strategic partnership representative of strengths of both organizations and the commitment to the region we serve. Under the agreement, each organization will retain its identity and operational oversight. The high-quality services offered at Glenwood Regional Medical Center will remain intact and will be enhanced by this partnership.

 About Ochsner Health System

 Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 28 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across six specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 99 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Glenwood Regional Medical Center

Glenwood Regional Medical Center is a 278-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in West Monroe, Louisiana. Glenwood offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, rehabilitation services, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology, and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, Glenwood is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment. Glenwood has over 400 physicians on staff and over 1,000 loyal employees. For more information visit GRMC.com.

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