Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital has signed an affiliation agreement with Bryan Health effective July 1, 2013. Under the agreement Bryan Health will provide management support to Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital to enhance operational performance. The intent is for staff of both organizations to work more closely, bringing the clinical and operational expertise of Bryan Health to Central City and the surrounding area. The hospital and 46-bed long-term care facility will continue to be owned by Merrick County and governed by the local Board of Trustees.
“This partnership, with one of our State’s leading health systems, is important for the long-term viability and success of Litzenberg Memorial and the community of Merrick County”, said Tad Hunt, Litzenberg Chief Executive Officer. “The patients we serve and staff we employ will benefit from the clinical best practices and operational resources Bryan Health brings to this partnership.”
“Bryan Health has served Nebraska for 87 years, and our mission as a locally owned and governed health system is to advance the health of individuals in our region through collaboration with physicians and communities,” said Kim Russel, Bryan Health Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to formalize this partnership with the exceptional care givers in Central City.”