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downloadThe Board of Directors of Conemaugh Health System recently announced its decision to partner with Duke LifePoint Healthcare. Conemaugh and Duke LifePoint have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for Duke LifePoint to acquire its system, which includes Conemaugh’s three hospitals, outpatient centers and Conemaugh Physician Group practices. Duke LifePoint has committed to invest more than half a billion dollars over the next ten years to strengthen and grow Conemaugh Health System.

Conemaugh’s Board and leadership have invested significant time and hard work in a thoughtful, deliberate process to determine the ideal future for Conemaugh and the care it provides. Ultimately, the leaders at Conemaugh realized that they can be stronger – and achieve its vision faster – with a like-minded partner.

For them, the appropriate strategic partner is an organization that shares its vision to expand clinical services, grow educational efforts, invest in the region and ensure that patients they serve have access to excellent, affordable care.

They believe that Duke LifePoint, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, is the perfect fit. This partnership truly marks a new era of healthcare for the region.

Conemaugh Health System Chief Executive Officer, Scott Becker, discusses the strategic partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare below.

In this video, Dr. William Carney, Medical Director of Conemaugh Physician Group and Interim Chief Medical Officer of Conemaugh Health System discusses the strategic partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare.