Angleton Danbury Medical Center and UTMB have signed a letter of intent to initiate a process to evaluate the possibility of a long-term, formal relationship. The details of any future relationship are still being negotiated. The goal is to strengthen both organizations in preparation to succeed in an accountable care environment while still providing patients access to the best care close to their homes.
Any agreement will require the approval of both the ADMC Board of Directors and the University of Texas System Board of Regents. A decision and the related approvals should be made by late spring/early summer.
“We are proud of the healthcare services we have provided to the residents of our community and are excited about the possibilities for growth and expansion that a formal relationship with UTMB Health would allow,” said Dave Bleakney, CEO of Angleton Danbury Medical Center. “It is certainly in line with our mission of nearly 45 years, improving the health status of our community through education, prevention and quality care. Looking into the future, arelationship with UTMB might very well be the answer to that continuedmission.”
“We are extremely pleased about the possibility of a formal relationship. Our mutual goals are to increase access to the best possible healthcare to those who live in our region,” said Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and CEO of UTMB Health System. “We look forward to working together to complement the care being provided in the area and to enhance the already excellent care provided by the medical staff and employees of Angleton Danbury Medical Center.”