Kansas hospital terminates physician group contract after 26 years

LMH Health, a one-hospital system based in Lawrence, Kan., announcement On June 17, he signed a contract with a new physician staffing company to provide emergency medicine and inpatient services.

The healthcare system said it had been involved for several weeks in negotiations with Lawrence Emergency Medicine Associates, the group with which it currently has a contract, before deciding to enter into a contract with Envision Physician Services. LMH Health said the change would save them around $ 5 million over three years.

“It’s a very difficult decision, and while we think it’s the right one, it’s still difficult to change a trusted partner over the past 26 years,” said Russ Johnson, President and CEO by LMH Health. Press release. “We believe Envision shares LMH Health‘s commitment to high quality, safe and affordable patient care.

Envision will begin providing inpatient services to LMH Health Hospital on October 1 and emergency services on November 1.

“We appreciate the many years of exceptional service from the physicians at LEMA and the advanced practice professionals to patients at LMH Health,” said Mr. Johnson. “While it was a difficult decision to walk away from this long-standing partnership, it will improve our long-term financial strength, allowing us to further increase our investment in innovative patient care, exceptional providers and charitable care. in our community. ”

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