To meet the evolving healthcare needs of Northeast Alabama, the RMC Board of Directors and leadership team have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for RMC Health to become an affiliate of the UAB Health System.
We are excited about all the ways we will benefit through our potential affiliation with UAB Health System, including:
Growing service lines with a renewed focus on exploring a joint venture for a new Cancer Center in Calhoun County.
Collaborating with the UAB Health system to further enhance patient care and quality practices as well as improve RMC’s financial sustainability.
Partnering to support specialty physician recruitment efforts.
Signing the LOI is an important step in the process for RMC Health to become an affiliate of the UAB Health System. Now, both organizations will enter a period of mutual due diligence to fully determine the details of a final agreement. Pending further approvals, including from the Health Care Authority of the City of Anniston Board of Directors and the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees along with a standard regulatory review, the organizations plan to finalize an agreement later this summer.
During the due diligence process, RMC’s priority will continue to be providing exceptional care to patients. This process will not impact the health system’s daily operations, and nothing changes today for patients, employees or the community.
Specifically, patients can continue to see their doctor and access the services and clinics they always have. We know you will have questions about what happens next and what this means, and we are committed to providing updates as we have more information to share.