Two Pennsylvania Health Systems, PinnacleHealth System, Harrisburg, and J.C. Blair Health System, Huntingdon, announced today they have entered into a period of exclusive partnership negotiations. The organizations are considering clinical affiliations and close corporate alignment to offer expanded high-quality healthcare services in the Huntingdon region. The agreement began on May 17, 2013.
The careful evaluation of partnership options stems from each organization’s recognition of the importance of maintaining quality, healthcare service in local communities.
“PinnacleHealth System is honored to be selected for these strategic partnership discussions,” said Michael A. Young, president and CEO of PinnacleHealth System. “We look forward to exploring the potential of such an arrangement with an outstanding hospital with a long history like J. C. Blair. We share the common mission of putting our patients’ needs first, which creates a strong foundation for our potential alignment.”