Rochester General Health System (RGHS) and Unity Health System today filed the documents necessary to combine the two organizations to create a new health system. This filing represents the last major step in the process to legally become one unified system.
As a community owned non-profit health system, the new entity will be governed by a board of volunteer community and business leaders. The full Board of Directors will be announced and will conduct their first board meeting on July 9.
RGHS and Unity announced in April 2013 plans to create a formal partnership that would result in one, regional integrated health care delivery system that can better meet the needs of the community and thrive in an increasingly challenging environment of health care payment and delivery system reform. The new organization will realize combined clinical and financial benefits that will enhance care quality while providing greater value and access, and, ultimately, improve the health of our community across the region.