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.
About The Health Care Authority of the City of Anniston
The Health Care Authority of the City of Anniston (RMC) is the premier regional health care provider for a five-county service area in northeast Alabama. With a total of 338 inpatient beds located at its Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center campus, 125 at its Stringfellow Campus, and numerous outpatient facilities, urgent care and specialty clinics, RMC is the region’s leading provider of choice. More than 1,900 employees, 300 volunteers and over 200 physicians, who represent a full range of medical specialties – including cardiac, women’s, orthopedics, oncology and emergency services – provide state-of-the-art healthcare to patients with integrity, skill and compassion.
About UAB Health System
UAB Medicine comprises the School of Medicine and the $6.4 billion UAB Health System that includes all of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s patient-care activities and 2,300 licensed beds in 11 hospitals, one of which is UAB Hospital — the eight-largest hospital in the United States, winner of the Women’s Choice award, and one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals. UAB, a part of the University of Alabama System, is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic health center; its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50. UAB is the largest academic medical center in Alabama and one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the United States. UAB is advancing innovative discoveries for better health as a three-time recipient of the prestigious Center for Translational Science Award. Find more information at www.uab.edu and www.uabmedicine.org.