CHESTER, Mont. (NMB) – The Liberty Medical Center (LMC) board of directors has announced the finalization of a membership substitution agreement with Logan Health, which they say is the final step to becoming a member of the Kalispell health system.
Logan Health is now the sole corporate member of LMC, and will be changing its name to Logan Health — Chester in the coming months.
LMC joins hospitals in Conrad, Cut Bank and Shelby as new members of the Kalispell Health System.
The press release further states that the agreement will give LMC a chance to scale and share resources while also improving physician recruitment efforts and retention of staff. The single-member model offers LMC a great deal of local control while also allowing the medical center to enjoy benefits of being part of a larger organization.
As part of the agreement, Logan Health will help LMC enhance specialty services, upgrade the medical center’s infrastructure, and improve staff benefits. Integration of LMC with Logan Health will begin this summer.
LMC will retain its local board of directors, and the plan also ensures that Mill Levy funding to LMC will stay local.
Courtesy of Liberty Medical Center