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Holland Hospital and University of Michigan Health form alliance

Three-year agreement expands University of Michigan Health clinical specialties at Holland Hospital.

Holland Hospital and University of Michigan Health say the strategic alliance takes effect immediately. This is a partnership agreement and not a merger. Ownership and governance will remain whole at each healthcare system. What the alliance achieves is expanding patient care. For Lakeshore patients, University of Michigan Health will provide its clinical specialties at Holland Hospital.

Patti VanDort is president of Holland Hospital, she said, “Holland Hospital has enjoyed a collaborative and positive relationship with University of Michigan Health over the years, and we are enthusiastic for the opportunity to deepen our alliance to continue serving the evolving needs of our patients and the communities we serve.”

University of Michigan Health will offer Lakeshore patients access to specialists at U-M Health West in Wyoming and U-M Health in Ann Arbor.

The two systems are discussing other clinical partnerships.

The alliance is a three-year commitment.

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