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Herington Affiliation FAQ
What does “affiliation” mean?
Affiliation means that Amberwell Health and Herington Hospital are now legally associated as a clinically integrated network that allows the sharing of knowledge and resources to strengthen rural health. Affiliating with Amberwell Health gives Herington Hospital the opportunity to share services, expertise resources, and group savings with other Amberwell affiliates.
Does this mean Herington Hospital is being purchased?
No, Herington Hospital is not being purchased by Amberwell Health. Neither entity “owns” the other and the entities are not merging.
How will the affiliation benefit Herington Hospital?
The goal of the affiliation is to strengthen and expand the services offered to Herington area communities. Expanding services helps increase the types of services and improve the number of overall patients that receive care locally, which in turn helps improve the financial performance of a hospital. The affiliation provides access to clinical and operational subject matter experts and best practices that can be shared across the system and improve the quality of care for area communities.